I have a large holiday wreath project in mind but rather than save all the crafty work to share at the end, I thought I would bring you all along in the whole creative process and post a series of mini blog posts/YouTube videos. As each one of these pieces in the series could be used to create a holiday gift tag, ornament, embellishment or card, you can easily adapt any of these for your own needs.
For the first two parts of the wreath, I used the adorable dachshund and the fluffy look-alike of my Bandito from the MFT Happy Pawlidays stamp set (one of my all time favorite holiday stamp sets) and Copic colored them using the following colors (featuring my favorite Christmas color combination – red, white and aqua):
Dachshund dog: C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, E11, E23
Bandito-look-alike dog: E50, W1, E53, E11, E23 and E25
Ornaments, hat and scarves (to one of which I added stripes with a 0.03 pt Copic Multiliner Pen): E11, Y17, BG11, BG13, BG15, R35, R37 and R39
Floors: W3 and W5
I love how these pups look warm and cozy, ready to send warm winter wishes.
I added a high shine detail with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, a deep black shine for the puppies’ eyes and noses with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen, and a shimmery sparkle on the ornaments with a Clear Wink of Stella Pen. I also stamped out the ornament the dachshund pup is holding again, colored it, and fussy cut it out to pop up that special ornament for a little added interest and dimension. Similarly, for the Bandito-look-alike pup, I added DecoArt Snow Writer to add texture to the Santa hat faux-fur.
I die cut the images using the 11th largest circle die from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set. Then to create frames for the pieces, I used beautiful sparkly shimmer red card stock and the 9th and 11th largest circles from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set — I cut each frame out twice and stacked them to add a bit of dimension and sturdiness.
CLICK on the image below to watch the process video:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
These puppy tags are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Warm Winter Wishes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Use a Stencil Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge – WINNER
ABC Christmas: Y – Fave things DOGS + Z – Zero Embellishments Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafters Castle Anything Goes with Optional Ornaments Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
Penny Black and More Traditional Christmas Colors Challenge
Stamping Sensations Winter Sparkle Challenge