Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Puppy Power!

I had so much fun both designing this set and creating cards with it! I tried to provide a variety of puppy dogs and still leave them customizable so they could match a furry friend you know. Plus this set comes with some really fun elements to make backgrounds or embellishments. I hope you enjoy playing with it as much as I do.

For my cards today, I chose to use the same dog stamp to experiment with the ways that I could make them look different. For the first one, I took the large dog stamp and made him look like a dalmation. This wasnt as hard as it may seem...I just referenced a picture of a dalmation from the internet to get an idea of how their spots can be distributed and colored some in with a black marker. I then went back and gave some depth to the white areas with a grey colored pencil and added a 'floor' under his feet.

To finish off this card, I stamped the bone stamp in white on black card stock, layered some red cardstock on the side to compliment the red kerchief around the dog's neck and layered the dog on grey card stock. Then I stamped the 'top dog' tag, colored it in, and layered it on grey. It was then hung with 2 little jump rings to a piece that I just hand wrote the word "you're" on. These 2 elements are popped up on dimensionals.

For my second card with this stamp, I colored the dog to look more like a chocolate lab. The coloring technique for this one was prismacolors and gamsol. I paper pieced his kercheif and used the same paper as a layer behind the image piece. It was then layered again on caramel card stock and finally on to a piece of dp from basic grey. The card size for this is 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.

To finish this card off , I made a tag using 2 stamps from this set and threaded it over a cute piece of brown and tan ribbon. The brads on the top corners of the image piece are copper.

So we have one more day of Sneak Peeks and then, all of these fun new sets we have shown you can be purchased in our store. If you decide to purchase any of these stamps, I'd love to see what you make with them! Feel free to add a link to your Artful INKable creations to any post we make here and I will be sure to check them out!!

Dont forget to visit the design teams' blogs and see what they made with this set...they all look so different! What talented ladies I have working with me...I feel so blessed!!


Dorinda said...

Kristin, I am loving all of your sneak peeks! You are creating amazing cards and images! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Oh my ... these are absolutely adorable, I just love your creations!

Julia Aston said...

I love the way you colored the same dog two different ways - the dalmation is just so fun with the black, white and red! and the kerchief on the neck of the brown dog is super! not to mention he's just a cute dog all by himself!!

pammyrn said...

These dogs are so adorable. My son loves the dalmatian.

Hugs Pam