I absolutely fell in love with the Stampendous Dog Kissses Stamp Set, and I knew I wanted to craft a special card with the adorable pups in the set. I thought that my dad’s 86th birthday just around the corner, was the perfect opportunity to ink them all up.
I kept the card simple; making it a single layer card. I used Strathmore Watercolor Paper and cut it down to 3.5″ x 8.5″, and simply inked up the line of pups on the slim line card card front with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink, which is safe for watercoloring. I then doodled on a rustic wooden fence with a Faber-Castell S Point Black PITT Artist Pen so that all the pups could look like they were jumping up over the fence from their yard into our garden to join in the party.
For watercoloring the scene, I used the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with a Pentel Waterbrush:
Fence: Dark Brown (062), Mid Brown (065), Brown (060), Beige (072)
Golden Retreiver: Yellow (050), Beige (072)
Brown and White Pup (with my Bandito’s coloring): Light Brown (061), Brown (060), Beige (072), Light Grey (091)
Black and White Pup (with my Babaloo’s coloring): Beige (072), Light Grey (091), Dark Grey (095), Black (010)
Black Labrador: Light Blue (036), Dark Grey (095), Black (010)
Bulldog: Light Brown (061), Brown (060), Light Pink (026), Dark Brown (062), Dark Grey (095)
Tongues: Geranium (029), Wine Red (024), Dark Grey (095)
Sky: Light Blue (036)
I kept the inside card liner simple too. As if the dogs on the front were popping up to say, “Woofing You A happy Birthday”, I stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Lucky Dog Stamp Set (retired). For an added “extra” I stamped out the little bulldog looking over his front paws on the bottom edge of the card liner to make it look like this pup was also peering in. The card base was cut from a navy blue card stock to nicely frame the card front.
CLICK on the picture below to watch the watercoloring process video:
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This doggy birthday party card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Art Impressions Rustic Roundup Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Add Texture Challenge
Penny Black and More In the Garden Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner You’re the Man Challenge
Stamping Sensations All Creatures Great and Small Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Birthday Party Challenge
Darling puppies! Awesome coloring job, thanks for sharing!
Oh you’re so kind, Liz! Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving me such a kind note!
An adorable row of dogs peeking over the garden fence and so beautifully coloured, I am sure your Dad will love it, I know my Dad would. Many thanks for joining in with our ‘In the Garden’ theme at Penny Black and More challenge.
This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/
Popped back as realised you linked to Stamping Sensations as well, it’s absolutely perfect for our ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ theme, thank you.
Oh my goodness, I love everything about this card. The stamp that you’ve used is fabulous and your colouring of it is exceptional. you’ve added so much texture with your shading. A superb card and I love it! Thank you for joining us in our ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x
What a cute card for a dog lover. Love your coloring on each one. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.
This is just the best, that would sure make me feel better! Your coloring is amazing!!Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT
Oh this is so cute! I love all those dogs! Great colouring and card – Thank you for joining us at LPCF! Good Luck
Adorable group of pups and perfectly colored!
Really nice job with the brush markers and waterbrush. They can be tricky, and you nailed it with this adorable image. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore
Bev aka ARTSYSTAMPER
Darling card! I just love how you colored the images! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
What a cute creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and Penny Black @ Allsorts challenges, good luck.
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional add texture” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
(DT Simply Create Too)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…