A dear crafty friend who is a fellow dog lover (Cathy aka on YT: Huckleberry Herbs and Art), is hosting a challenge asking folks to create anything they like related to the theme “Peace and Brotherly Love.” Recently, I saw this wonderful quote: “What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs,” and I knew that would be the inspiration for my project.

I sketched out a peace symbol using some circle dies to help get the general framework and doodling an upside-down Y down the middle. Then using an old school Stamp-a-ma-jig, a Fiskars acrylic block, and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped out the adorable puppies from the Mama Elephant “Little Dog Agenda” stamp set in the shape of that peace sign to create this single layer card.

I used the following Copic colors to bring all the pups to life and create the puppy peace symbol:
Black and grey dogs: W0, W1, W3, W5 and W7
Brown and tan dogs: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 and E59
Rainbow of colors for accessories: R35, R37, YR04, YR07, Y11, Y21, Y19, G14, G17, B16, B18, C0
Blue dots to fill in peace sign: B000, B01 and B02
I also re-emphasized the puppy eyes and noses with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen

For the card liner, I printed the sentiment from my computer and simply stamped a couple of my favorite Little Dog Agenda puppies (the one offerings the bone and the heart) to flank the sentiment. To mat the card front, I used a beautiful shimmery dark blue card stock and then adhered the whole thing to a square kraft corrugated card base. I love how this non-traditional holiday card for dog lovers came out. 🙂

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!

CLICK the following picture to watch the whole card crafting process video:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes with Optional Christmas Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday B is For (Blue, Brotherly love, Banner, Balloon, Basketball, Boxes, and Bone) Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Ho Ho Holiday Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

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