I pounced color (evergreen & festive berries distress inks) through the #15 mini stencil and spritzed with water; heat set. I did the same using the #70 mini stencil and fossilized amber distress ink. Over this I stamped messages in silver pigment ink that were then covered with silver ultrafine embossing powder and heat set. Silver paint dabber was run along the edges.
The dog, party hat and balloons were stamped on distress watercolor cardstock, colored with distress markers and a waterbrush then die cut using the matching dies. To the balloons I added silver thread and tied them to the silk ribbon.
My oldest niece owns a love of a pit bull and this guy gives the same fierce appearance but they are both really just a big hunk of cuddle inside.
Ranger: archival ink (Jet Black); distress markers (Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough); distress watercolor cardstock; silver ultrafine embossing powder; Silver paint dabber
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz: Crazy Dogs CMS271, Crazy Things CMS237; mini stencils 15 and 70
Sizzix: Crazy Dogs 661593, Crazy Things 660953
Misc.: Encore silver pigment ink, silver cord