When I saw this Tiddly Inks stamp set, called “I Wuf U” I knew I HAD to get it. I rarely feel like that, as I am not really a big shopper (crafty or otherwise), but this was me in stamp form! Well, sort of. It was me, and a cartoon-y image of my Bandito, but all the dogs in this stamp set looked the same. Where was my Biscuit (she’s a miniature poodle)? I knew I could work with this, however, and picked it up. This is the second time I’ve used this stamp set with poodle from the Penny Black, “Mimi in Paris” stamp set, and I still love it. I stamped out the poodle and scanned it into my computer. This way I could flip the image on the horizontal (so the poodle image is walking with the girl rather than away from her) and re-size it a little larger (Biscuit is bigger than Bandito).
For the card base, I used favorite papers from my scrap box from the Graphic 45 “Steampunk Spells” and the “Bohemian Bazaar” collections. I also knew I wanted to add a little sparkle so I laid down some sparkly gold glitter tape for the floor where the girl and her pups are walking and also created a couple of paw prints by laying down two rows of the tape on thin copy paper and punching out a small paw print with a Marvy Uchida punch. I backed the paws with white card stock and then framed it with another layer of black card stock. I also used some letter stickers to spell out “crafty” and backed that on black card stock to create my name, “CraftyPaws”. Because I knew I was going to raise at least some of these on foam adhesive, I also edged the black card stock on all the pieces with a Faber-Castell SB width PITT artist pen (this eliminates the white edge and gives a more finished look).
For the images, I paper pieced the girl’s T-shirt and skirt with tiny scraps from my scrap box (in patterns I thought I would wear in shades of my favorite color, blue) and used the following Copic colors: Hair: C7, C9 and B02; Shoes: C7 and 9; Skin: E50, 51, and 53; Blush: R11; Dog in arms: W1, W3, E 23 and E25; Poodle: E11 and E21; Leash: B02. I also used a little Glossy Accents over everyone’s eyes, the dogs’ noses, and the girl’s shoes.
The following is a video tutorial on the Copic coloring, paper piecing, and card assembly:
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