Two fun challenges to combine today! I needed a birthday card for a friend that has golden retrievers, so Jeanne's Dog Days challenge was perfect inspiration. And Polly's fun Reverse Stenciling challenge made a cool background for the pup. I'm impatient and I don't have gesso, so I dug through my background drawer for a pre-painted background (or two because I always make two cards). This is the better of the two backgrounds. I wasn't happy with the other one, so I die cut the word "relax" from it. I really like it as the word die cut. Another lesson in never throwing anything away. Which reminds me that the floor that the dog is lying on is a strip of watercolor paper that I used to soak up the ink from this week's Watercolor Wednesday.