I did some Silhouette cutting for some cards that, I think, are a bit unique for a couple reasons: first, I made them! ;o). Seriously, they're unique in my mind because not only did I design the cut file for this, but they are not your typical Valentine. I plan on sending these out to my family members' dogs! That's right, I said DOGS! lol! Not only is that a twist, but they are being postmarked by my dogs! Cute, I think. We'll see what the rest of the family has to say when they open them up for their fur-legged babies. (I'm so cracked. It must be this cold weather affecting my thought processes! lol!)
Anyhow, for those of you that are not aware, already, I have three dogs. I have a lab, Wendy; a border collie, Riley; and a beagle, Mia. They are 12, 11 and 10, respectively. We have had all of them since they could be away from their mother, and they have become their own pack. It is always chaos around here if we have to take one away from the house, and not the other two. The two that are left at home wander around searching for the one that left. The beagle (the youngest) will even sit, staring intently at the back door, until the other comes home, while the larger two dogs do the pacing and patrolling, peeking out every window and into every empty room. They're quite comical!
Anyhow, on with the creative business! I created the card using some dog images I found online that I liked; these even look very much like they could be own my dogs posing. I did some image welding to create the dogs in the circle, and cut them from a piece of black card stock. I then used a Silhouette Cutting file from their store (see below for link) and added the circle to frame the base layer (the black dog silhouettes) and cut this from white card stock. I used my Martha Stewart punch to make the pink and red mulberry hearts for the tree, and a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies.
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For the inside of my card, I wanted it to appear as if my dogs had signed the card with a paw print, so I created some dimensional paws using my PhotoShop Elements program. I also added their names, and the sentiment. I wanted the card to represent all three dogs, so I added the small beagle silhouette on the inside of the card. Now, Wendy ad Riley are the front, and my little Mia is on the inside. :)
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Silhouette Cutting File: Bare Tree Branch
Paper: AC Card Stock
Font: Sentiment: Harrington, Signatures: Handwriting, Dakota