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!