I really LOVE the My Favorite Things “Playful Pups” stamp set, and I wanted to use it for a Christmas card for a fellow dog lover so I combined it with a couple stamps from other stamp sets to stretch the use of these adorable pups.

I first stamped the little Santa hat from the Your Next Stamp “Hammie Holiday Fun” stamp set and then created a quick post-it note mask to cover it up. Next I stamped out the pup pulling the toy train set with another baby pup from the “Playful Pups” stamp set, positioning the duo so that the Santa hat would look like it was being worn by the little pup. Lastly, I took a sentiment from the Avery Elle “Oh What Fun” stamp set and connected it with the string of the toy train just to the right of the pups. Using a Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.1 pt, I also doodled in a little stripe detail into the train car, a couple of spots on the bigger pup, and a hint of a smile on the big pup too. To add a little interest, I cut down this card front with a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die, leaving a pretty decorative edge on the bottom.

I used the following Copic colors to color up this little scene:
Pups: W0, E30, E31 and R20
Coral Santa hat: R22 and R35
Train engine: B16, BG13, N2 and Y13
Train car: Y13, R22 and R35
Train tires and puppy noses: C7
Shadow to ground the scene: C1

For the patterned papers in the lower 1/3 of the card front, I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die to cut out a scrap of blue-green small patterned paper for an additional decorative border. I paired that with a cross patterned paper with corals and blue-greens. Lastly, to add a little sparkle, I added 5 clear sequins in varying sizes and topped each with some Icicle Stickles.

The following is a 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!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional 3D Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes With Optional Flourishes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge #361




MFT Color Challenge #82

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