So, this morning, after searching the internet, I saw a couple of options. Here's the pattern I found from mmmcrafts. Although I changed the size up a little but the pattern is basically the same. Out of respect for the original artist, please refer to the above link for the pattern. I did add the spot around the eye, made it into a valentine card, and changed the way the eyes look--all while using CTMH colors, of course. (I always like using their matching inks and cardstocks.)
Cocoa, Cashmere, Champagne, Pacifica, and Ruby colors were used on this card. I also mounted the entire thing on white cardstock. I prefer the Georgie Pacific cardstock from Walmart. It's nice and thick and is easy on the pocketbook. :-)
This is what the card front looks like when you pull on the tongue. The action of pulling the tongue makes the ears flip up and slightly in. Cute, yes? :-)
The eyes were a new idea I came up with. They were made using two stamps using Cocoa and Cashmere ink.
1. First I stamped the outer circle with a round stamp from CTMH's "Connections" stamp set using Cocoa ink.
2. Then I stamped the sun burst stamp from "Dream Big" in Cashmere ink (just off center).
3. I finished the eye background by sponging Cocoa around the edges to hide the paper's white inner core. And I sponged around the eye ball to soften the lines made from the sun burst.
4. I punch each pupil out with a basic hole punch, sponged the circle to darken it, and made white marks with a white gel pen.
Because I attempted a new-to-me pull card style and created a new eye look, I feel that qualifies me for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week.
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