Monday, May 05, 2008

Lots of Dogs!

I made this card with one of the 2 new dog stamps being released on Wednesday 5/7/08 by My Favorite Things. It took alot of work for a one layer card... lots of cutting and masking, but really worth the effort.


I started by stamping the smallest dogs on the white sheet and also on a post it note, which I cut out with a part of the sticky strip under the image - this makes it easier to stick on to the paper without leaving a residue. After the line of small dogs was covered with the cut out mask I stamped the medium sized dogs and repeated the procedure. Once the medium and small dogs were masked then I stamped the largest dogs. I removed all the masks and voila' a perfect line of doggies!


I used 17 different shades of brown, tan & yellow Copics to color in the dogs (E29, YR02, E77, E37, 0, S-7. YG91, Y28,YR20, E57, E21, W-1, Y00, E95, E43, W-5 & W-3). I really love how you can go over the same area again and again with copics to achieve the color and shade you're looking for. Some of these doggies were colored 3 to 4 times until I was happy with the result.


I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple so the dogs really stood out, so I trimmed down the main image and matted it on a base of kraft cardstock. I added just a little bit of faux stitching for contrast. The "collar" was made of satin ribbon, a hodgepodge hardware buckle jump ring to hold the dog bone tag in place.


Let me know what you think of these little doggies... personally I'm in love with tem!

21 comments:

Janine said...

FABULOUS!!!
Your new header is really pretty too.!!
Have a great day!

Cindy said...

I love those dogs! I can not wait until Wednesday !! Wonderful card and amazing coloring!

Rita Kegg said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing it! Blessings

Laurie in MN said...

I like the dog stamps. You made a great card. Your kindergarten teacher would be proud of your superior cutting skills. You put a lot of work into the card.

retiredheather said...

As an ower of 5 dogs I just adore this card. What a lot of work to produce but beautiful.
Retired Heather

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is great, love how you did all the dogs and the sentiment, lot of work but the finished product is fantastic.

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

This is awesome!!!

dpkennedy said...

Love it! Love the collar accent...nice card!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

You did a great job on this! I am amazed at how well you were able to place all those dogs! Really nice...

Kendra Giles said...

oh yeah, this is absolutely adorable Michelle!!!!

leenda said...

FANTASTIC!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

WOW! all I can say is WOW! I'm blown away

dasimonds said...

Wonderful "Dog Card"
Love the colors...
Beautifully colored!
Outstanding Job!!

Tammy said...

I love love love this card. I am a huge dog lover, I have three and want more. They are all my babies. If ya just want to get rid of this card, if it is taking up too much space, or maybe ya don't have room for it.... you can send it to ME! Really, I love it!

mochamama said...

love this card!!!!

Joy said...

Oh! Wow! these ickle doggies are soo cute and this is a fab card must have took ages all the work you put into it but well worth it I love it! x

SueD said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love those dogs :)
SueD

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is so cool, love all the different dogs!

Joan said...

This is very very cute. Love the dog bone tag. Joan

Cassie said...

i {heart} this set. i adore this set. i can't wait to get this set! if it had a corgi in it it would be perfect!!

cards4u said...

Love what you did with the embellishments and how you attached the bone!

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