It was love at first sight when I saw this Rubbernecker stamp, “Dogs Front and Back” stamp set, and I was so excited to be able to use this new-to-me set. They had a bunch of dogs and several of them were breeds our family has owned. I decided to use them to make a birthday card for my sister, who is as much a dog lover as I am.
These are the Copic colors I used to color up each of the dogs:
Husky: R20, R24, C00, C5, C7
Pomeranian: E11, E13
Golden Retriever: W1, E51, E53, Y21
Havanese: W0, E11, E97, E37
Airedale Terrier: E11, E97, W5, W7
Bulldog: 0, W5, R20, E31, E35
Dalmatian: R30, W0, W7
Poodle: E51, E21, E11
Labrador Retriever: W0, E50, E51
Norwich Terrier: E30, E33, E13, E44
German Shepherd: R20, E21, E33, E23, C5, C7
I fussy cut all the dogs, front and back, with my trusty Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and inked all the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker.
Then to design the card, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the back sides of the dogs so I wanted a card with a window. I used the larges of the MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out a hole. Then I wanted a “ground” for the pups so I used the MFT Grassy Hills Dies to cut four grounds from a scrap of green patterned paper (front layer popped up on double sided foam adhesive, ground in front of window, ground behind window, and background scene ground). I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn to ink all the edges for a bit of added visual dimension.
For the background, I found a festive banners patterned paper from an old Pebbles “Sunny Side” 6 x 6 paper pad and for the edges of the inside liner, I found a fun cloud patterned paper from an old Studio Calico “Here and There” 6 x 6 paper pad. For the sentiment, I wanted to continue with the 3D layered look so I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card Die Set that had tiny pennants so I could make my own banner that I attached behind the front window and wrote, “HAVE A PAWSOME DAY” with a Faber-Castell S pt. Pitt Pen. For added detail, I added dots to the tops of each pennant with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.
Because the window was too small to lay out all the dogs in a row, as they were in the stamps, I cut them apart and added groups of them: The first three were the Husky, Pomeranian, and the Golden Retriever. Then I left a little space so you could see the grassy bottom edge of the window. Next came the Havanese, the Airedale Terrier, Bulldog, Dalmatian, and Miniature Poodle. The German Shephard, Norwich Terrier, and Labrador Retriever were perfect for the inside liner and added lots of interest to the inside layer of the card. I think it actually came out better this way than having all the dogs in a single row. Sometimes rolling with the adjustments necessary as we craft a card, makes the card even better than we originally envisioned!
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Use a New/Unused Stamp Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Good Luck Charms Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Stamping Sensations Favorite Stamps Challenge