I must admit, I have had this adorable dog house die-namic set in my stash since it first came out (you know, I had to have it because it was SO cute!) and realised that I hadn’t even used it yet! So I thought it would be perfect for this week’s card of The Scrapbook Store.
I first got an idea of the layout I wanted to use, and then started by die cutting all of the pieces I would need to put the card together before doing the stamping. It’s probably easiest to explain in a list.
Die-Cutting: 1 dog house in kraft coloured card stock with coordinating elements in a contrasting colour (I chose chocolate brown) 1 dog bowl from red cardstock 1 little sign for dog house in white 1 picket fence from white cardstock 1 set of grass die cuts from green cardstock 1 dog bone from natural coloured (or cream) cardstock Also cut 1 square of white cardstock which will be the base of the scene
Stamping and inking: Stamp 1 dog on white X-Press It cardstock and stamp in light coloured ink (I used grout grey Hybrid Ink by MFT) Stamp the MFT woodgrain stamp in kraft (or light brown) ink onto the dog house. Also stamp a small off cut of the same card which will go inside the dog house. Stamp or write some letters on your little sign (my word was very imaginative don’t you think) Sponge a cloud background onto the white cardstock panel using tumbled glass distress ink and a sponge dauber. You can use a die cut cloud as your ‘stencil’ to create the shapes. Stamp sentiment in black ink onto the background (I roughly laid everything out so I would know where to add the sentiment).
All that was left to do was colour the dog using Copic Markers. I stamped this in a light coloured ink so I could do the ‘no line’ colouring technique and was quite happy with how it turned out. I then set about putting it all together using lots of foam tape to create some layers. Once it was done, I layered it onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto a chocolate brown card base.