How many people do you know who would love to receive handmade dog cards by you?
Whether YOU are the dog lover or you want to send something to a dog lover, handmade dog cards can be a special way to recognize someone. Today, Jamie used on of our fun animal stamp and die sets, Dogs Front and Back, to make a sweet card. We’ve had so many people thank us for having both the fronts AND the backs of this lineup of canine companions so they can make fun cards from both angles. Who knew this would be such a hit? And it’s perfectly sized for a slimline card which is a great bonus!
Jamie made this card for someone who just got a new puppy and we think it’s just perfect! Shall we see how she made it?
First, she stamped the dogs – front view – on a piece of white card stock and colored them in with her colored pencils and then cut them out with the coordinating die. Then she cut some grass from green card stock with our Slimline Grass Die and adhered the lineup behind the top edge.
Then she cut a piece of white card stock with the largest of our Slimline Nested Stitch Die set and used her cloud stencil and inks from Color Fuse #7. NOTE: The cloud stencil is sold out but you can see how to make your own that you can use over and over at this post.
Then she cut a frame from red card stock using both the largest and the third largest of the same Slimline Nested Stitched Die set. You can see how investing in a nested die set can give you tons of mileage on your projects! She randomly stamped the paw prints on the frame using black ink
Jamie adhered the grass strip to the inside of the red frame using a tape runner. Then she applied dimensional adhesive such as foam tape to the back of the frame and add it over her cloud panel. Now she added that whole assembly onto a black slimline card base for some extra pop.
Last, Jamie stamped her sentiment in black onto a scrap of white card stock and embossed it with Twilight embossing powder for a little added texture. She trimmed it down, layered it over some patterned paper and added it to her card at a playful angle. And just to be extra special, she added a few little dots of red Stickles on the greeting.
Voila – a design for some super cute, somewhat quick and easy handmade dog cards perfect for so many pooch loving people! Here’s what you will want to pull out of your stash or add to your cart to be able to make this card:
The nice thing about this design for handmade dog cards is that because of the variety of the pups in the stamp, it’s perfect for anyone AND you can swap out that greeting for any ruff-related occasion!