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
This is so cute!! Love how you used the dies on the background panel.
Thanks so much Kristie! I love those Paper Smooches paw prints and heart dies! 🙂
Oh my gosh…this little guy is so cute! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!
Awww thanks so much Susan!
Great colouring- such a sweet dog. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.
Thanks so very much Janet!
OMG this is SO SO cute !! fab coloring and love the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x
Awww thanks so much Tracy! I loved making this card for my friend who just got a new pup. 🙂
You captured Coco perfectly. Your Copic coloring is amazing and that puppy is so darn cute. I love all the details in the layered background and die cuts too. I’m so glad you shared your card with us at Addicted to CAS.
Thank you so much Bobby! I was so thrilled that my friend said she actually cried with happiness when she received this card. I love that we as crafters can make such things that touch peoples’ hearts.
What an adorable card, featuring that adorable puppy. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.
Thanks so much, Joyce, for stopping by!
Super cute card. Gosh that’s an adorable little dog. Great job.
love this card!
its super cute!
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You are just the sweetest!
Oh dear your coloring the DOG so perfectly like a real one
I love your sweet color combination too
ADORABLE CAS card
many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
Monika (DT member)
Awww thanks so much Monika! I was beside myself happy when my friend received the card and told me she thought it looked just like her sweet Coco. 🙂 Nothing could make this crafter happier. lol
This is such a cute card, and love the adorable pup. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
So cute….love your sweet puppy! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!
Awww thanks so much Kim! I was so happy when my friend received the card and said it looked just like her sweet Coco! 🙂
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOODNESS! I love the way you die cut the paw print on that panel and that pup looks exactly like your friend’s dog! So cute:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun- hope you play along with our March challenge that starts tomorrow <3
Thank you so so much! I was so tickled when my friend received her card and said it looked just like her pup. I had a grin from ear to ear! 🙂