This card combines challenges APRVSN17B (pink + brown + dog image), Naughty or Nice #38 (three paper squares) TCP Tuesday #335 (Sassy Sentiments) and Freshly Made Sketch #282. Since one of the challenges called for a specific color combo, I went though my paper scraps, which are organized in 12" x 12" plastic drawers, by colors. It made it easy to find what I was looking for. The stripes is an old Making Memories collection, which I remember using on a lot of projects, down to the last pieces, and the other three patterns are from a Stampin' Up! collection, which I can't recall the name of, but all of the patterns were Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla and I remember also using that pack down to the very last pieces.
I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die-cut the three squares. I find that the stitching really adds a lot of dimension to finished designs, so I've been using those Framelits a ton since buying them from Stampin' Up! (They were a great investment!) The sentiment ("Is it Friday yet?") was added vertically, first in brown ink and then overstamped in VersaMark so that I could clear-emboss it. The little Poochie image was stamped in Memento ink, colored and handcut. I decided to ink the edges of the stripes paper so that the contrast wouldn't be as stark, and I used my new Distress Oxide inks (Walnut Stain) to do so. I used the same ink to lightly distress the Pretty in Pink Corduroy brad (remember those?) because the color was clashing a bit with the Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon I wanted to use. Adding a touch of ink solved the problem. (I've used that trick a few times, seeing that I have a bunch of those pink corduroy accents left and that shade of bright pink is really hard to match).
The background was stamped with the coffee-ring image from the Timeless Textures stamp set (a staple in my stamps collection).
Stamps: I Like Big Cups (The Cat's Pajamas), Timeless Textures (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Patterned Papers: Making Memories, Stampin' Up!
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, VersaMark, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Square Envelope, Pink Square Rhinestones,
Markers, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Brad, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Classy Designer Buttons, Sponge Daubers