I love that as crafters we can totally customize cards and projects for our crafty love recipients. I have a crafty friend, Sheetal (IG: @kumar_sheetal), who has an adorable dog that I fell in love with the instant I saw her on Instagram. Coco is a Shih tzu and reminds me so much of a baby Chewbacca, I couldn’t get her out of my head.
I decided to make a card using a pup from the Avery Elle “Furry Friends” stamp set that I hoped I could Copic color to look like Coco. I used the following Copic colors:
Coco: W1, W3, E43, E31, E33, E35, E87, E47, and E59 (yes, I know that’s a lot of colors but depending on the picture I was looking at, Coco’s coloring seemed to change quite a bit). I also used a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen to add some details and highlights.
Dog bed: R30, R32, and R22
For the background, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio and Pine Needes and then splattered it with a bit of water to get a mottled look. I die cut the image with the sixth largest circle from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set and then I cut another circle with the 7th largest circle and colored it with Copic R22 to create a color coordinated circle matting.
For the background, I went to my favorite go-to crafting tool (my Big Shot) and die cut two rectangles from white card stock using the MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangles STAX Die Set. For the top rectangle, I used the tiny heart and small paw print dies from the Paper Smooches “Paw Print” Die Set to randomly cut out little openings. For the lower rectangle, I used Copic R30, 32 and 22 to create a variegated background color to show through the die cut paw prints and hearts openings. I adhered the two with lots of strips of double sided foam adhesive to add dimension. I then matted that with a scrap of peach colored Shimmerz paper and then adhered the whole ensemble to a pale mint card stock card base.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches Love Challenge
Addicted to CAS Pets Challenge
CASology Romance Challenge
MarkerPOP Be My Valentine Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Your Favorite Tool Challenge – Big Shot
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Cute Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More CAS Challenge
MFT Color Challenge #63