I wanted to make a little doggy–well, specifically a poodle–ATC for my friend Bev (YT: NewCrafterBev), as she has an adorable apricot poodle like my Biscuit and is celebrating her birthday soon.

I created the background by running some white card stock through a Darice paw print embossing folder and then had some fun blending out a little rainbow with the following Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors: Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves. Blending in those ink colors really brought out the embossed paw prints beautifully. I also inked the edges of the ATC with Black Soot, which I think finishes off the base and also helps the other colors pop.

20150701_184644Then I took the poodle from the Recollections “Woof Woof” stamp set and stamped it out twice with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. The acrylic stamps did not take the ink as well as I’d like, but I didn’t take the time to prep the surface (sanding the stamp with fine grit sand paper or an emery board) so I ended up cleaning up the image with a Copic Multiliner pen in 0.3 pt.

I colored up the poodle with Copic colors in E21, 11 and 33 with a little 29 for the nose. ย On the shaved parts of the poodle I blended the colors and on the fluffy parts of the poodle I used a dot coloring technique to give the illusion of cartoony curly hair.

I fussy cut out both poodles and stacked them on top of one another using foam adhesive. I used craft scissors to cut down the foam tape into very thin strips so that I could fully support those skinny legs and tail. I stamped out the “I {heart} my” sentiment from the same stamp set using VersaFine black ink (which I think helps with the clarity of sentiments better than Momento Ink) and also stamped out the heart with Ranger Adirondack Pigment Ink in Watermelon. I cut the sentiment out into a banner and inked the edges with more Black Soot. I fussy cut out the red heart and popped that up on foam adhesive over the black sentiment heart. To add a little shine and sparkle, I added Glossy Accents to the red heart and some rainbow colored sequins to the background.

The video share of this ATC is combined with the video in yesterday’s post of the Cheshire Bean card.

This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp We’re Going Dotty Wednesday Challenge
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life Sequins Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF


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