Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2RB Sneak Peek: Day 3 - Gunther's Greetings is celebrating the release of its new stamps for March with another Week of Peeks. I get to give a peek today of the stamp set "Gunther's Greetings" by Jami Bova, which features a cute little schnauzer. I made this card for my mom, because she has a black miniature German schnauzer named Buddy.

I used grey CS for the card base and randomly stamped it with the paw prints stamp from the set using Versamark ink. I then rubbed Perfect Pearls all over the paw prints to give them that pearlescent shine. I stamped the dog image on white CS with StazOn jet black ink (this is a good ink to use for watercoloring because it won't bleed or run when it gets wet) and colored it with watercolor pencils and a Tombow blender pen.

I stamped the bandanna on a separate piece of paper and used Autumn Leaves stamp family/scroll by Rhonna Farrer to add the pattern to the bandanna. It's colored with watercolor pencils and I used a Sakura Stardust pen for some sparkle. I then cut the bandanna out and adhered it to the dog image. I trimmed the image and rounded the upper corners with a Creative Memories corner rounder. I adhered it to a piece of K&Co. Beyond Postmarks embossed paper, which also has the upper corners rounded. The whole thing was then adhered to the front of the card.

I tied a piece of American Crafts shimmery satin ribbon across the front and used a jump ring to attach a small tag made out of white CS and stamped with a sentiment from the "Gunther's Greetings" stamp set.

This is a fun stamp set, especially for dog lovers. I think my mom is really going to love this card.
Don't forget these and other new stamps exclusively available on will be released on the website beginning March 2nd. Be sure to check out peeks of the other stamps on the 2RedBananas blog and the blogs of all of the 2RB design team members.


  1. this is such a sweet card!! and you colored him so wonderfully! i wasn't too sure i could do it but your card has inspired me that i could!!

  2. This is so pretty Wendy! I love the perfect pearls, great addition :)

  3. what a fun shimmery card. I think it will bring a smile to your moms face.

  4. precious image/set! so sweet and I really like how youve colred him!

  5. Love how you stamped the background!! And now that I've seen both you and Curt do it, I will have to paper-piece his bandanna next time!! Awesome card!


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