I have a dear crafty friend who loves her pug dogs so much that she signs all of her notes, “pugs and kisses!” So when I saw the Joy Crafts stamp set called, “Love Dogs” that is completely dedicated to pugs, I knew I would be making her a special card with it.

I first stamped out the cute pug couple with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink in the lower right corner of a plain white card stock card front and used the following Copic colors to bring them to life:
Pugs: E51, E81, E84, W5 and W7
Bow and heart: R22 and R27
Ground shadow: C3

I also cleaned up the bleeding markers along the edges of the image with 0 Copic, a 0.03 pt Copic Multi-liner Pen, and a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen.

To add a little interest, I die cut a fancy lower edge to the card front using a die from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 Die Set. Then I cut off about 1″ off the top of the card front to make some room at the bottom of the card front for a scrap of plaid patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection.

I adhered the whole card front to a kraft card stock card base, because I thought the kraft would add a nice coziness and coordinate with the warmth of the pug colors. For the inside liner of the card, I used another scrap of the Graphic 45 plaid paper as a mat and used a scrap of white card stock for the message area. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things “You Make My Tail Wag” stamp set, and I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen to stamp out some small paw prints.

As finishing touches and a little sparkle to the card front, I coated the heart with Cranberry Stickles and added a handful of Champagne Gold Stickles dots around the pug couple. I added Glossy Accents to the pugs’ eyes and noses for a tiny bit of shine and dimension too.

The following is a process video sharing the step by step process of making this card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Monochrome Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Add Sparkle Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday You’ve Got the Edge Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Summer
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge

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