I had the idea to make my own wreath making template over a year and a half ago, but I only recently found the thick vinyl sheets that I had bought at the bottom of my cluttered craft closet (sigh). On the upside, this is an indication that I’m sticking to new year’s resolution to clean up my cluttered craft room-LOL! This template is made with Dritz non-slip vinyl sheets cut down to 6″ x 6″ and then 4″ squares are cut parallel with the sheet and also cut after shifting them 45 degrees. I used the super strong Arteza Cutting Blade which cut through the sheets like like hot steel through butter.
This card is made for my sister’s birthday, who absolutely loves her apricot poodle. The stamp sets I used for small doggy accessory stamps, sentiments, and the central puppy are below:
Honey Bee Stamps Playful Pups
Clearly Besotted Puppy Love
My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag
My Favorite Things Puppy Kisses
My Favorite Things Friends at First Sip
I stamped out a wreath of tennis balls, bone chew toys, paw prints, hearts, and a tiny “woof” to create an all puppy loved up card. Then used the following Copic colors for the doggy wreath and puppy:
Tennis Balls: Y11, Y08 and Y15
Dog: E51, E11, E15, with R27 tongue and W7 nose
Rawhide chew: E81 and E84
Bone squeeky toy: YR14, B01, B04 and B06 (with a doodled in patch drawn with a 0.5 pt Copic Multiliner Pen to indicate a toy rather than a real bone)
For the inside card liner, I used the sentiment from the Puppy Kisses stamp set, and then added a few hearts to add a little extra interest.
CLICK on the following picture to watch the step by step process of making the template and creating this dog lover’s birthday card:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday All Loved Up Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Hearts
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge