I'm loving the new S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pals set, Pedigree Chum. Isn't it wonderful?
The image of the dog and baby made me feel homey and cozy -- so I chose a crazy quilt background paper to carry that feeling through. I used the warm golden brown, teal and burgundy tones as I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers. I edged the image all around with IG1 grey to shadow it.
I layered the image on a dark green mat, and then blanket stitched in golden yellow embroidery floss around the edges. This stitching echoes the stitching in the background paper. (Tip: Use a paper piercer and hole punch template to help get more even spacing for your stitching.) This was then layered on to a burgundy mat with dimensional foam circles.
Meanwhile, I prepped a folded 5.5 inch square card base in tan. I layered the background paper on to a square burgundy mat which then went on to the card base.
Final assembly included mounting the focal image and adding some buttons in tan, burgundy and teal green. I "faux-sewed" the buttons with the same embroidery floss as the stitching. I adhered them with glue dots -- I tried hard not to have them in a straight line; once again I was emulating the crazy quilt feel.
I had a lot of fun making this card. Hope you enjoyed it!