Furry Friend

I think these puppies are so stinking cute!  I’ve had a set of rubber stamps mounted on foam called Doggies since, well… forever… that sadly had never been inked up.  I tripped over them… almost literally when a rack I use to hold stamps tipped over… and left them out on my desk to play with.  Take a look at what I made with them:

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I should make time to color every day because I find it so therapeutic!  Anyway, all the stamped images are from that set, and were colored with Promarkers. I think I nailed the fluffy look I was going for with the one on the right, but I still need to learn to make fur more realistic.  The one on the left just looks stringy 😉  Didn’t help that I wanted him to look black too.  All the images were popped up on foam tape.  The background was made by repeating a chevron border cut file from the Silhouette online store.  I skipped a couple of the lines to leave space to stamp a sentiment.  I went with “Congratulations” so I could use the card for a friend adopting a dog.  What does it say that within my circle of friends that they are SO much more likely to adopt a dog than to have another baby?!?  It says I’m getting old!!!  hehe!  Here’s a look at the inside:


I used a couple chevrons from the front to decorate the inside, as well as a couple more colored stamps.  I think the color combo works great as a masculine card, but the chevrons add enough design flair to make it work for a woman too.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

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17 comments on “Furry Friend

  1. LOL such a cute creation Karen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters


  2. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x


  3. Great job, love the images and the card is so cute, nice touch with doing the inside and sharing this with us. Awesome job! Thanks for entering our Color a Stamped Image at 4 Crafty Chicks!
    Leanne DT@4CC


  4. Wonderful card, great little dogs, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.


  5. Love this card and the chevron looks great, very cute, clean & simple.
    Denise, DT @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise’s Patch of Creativity}


  6. Absolutely terrific background and nice job of fussy cutting! Glad you got to use these stamps :o) I have quite of few of those myself that I should probably trip over :o). Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.


  7. Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hope to see you next time.


  8. Very cute card! Love your layout. Thanks for playing along with the sisterhood’s “Animals” challenge.


  9. Being a dog lover, I think this card is so cute. Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Nancy, DT


  10. So cute!!! LOVE the red and black!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Animal Antics at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!
    – Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}


  11. Fabulous card…Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week 🙂
    Wendy xx


  12. Great doggy card. Love the background. thanks for joining us at ATSM. Monika


  13. I really love the dogs you have used on this card! What a great background as well. Love how you have done the inside!
    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.


  14. Jolie !
    Merci pour ta participation au creative card crew challenge


  15. Now that was one happy accident Karen! Fabulous card and wonderful fur coloring! They will love this card!!!


  16. Such a super adorable card! LOVE your cute dogs and great bg!
    I was so happy to read your comment about my brassband card today – you made my day! Hugs, Karin


  17. It’s me again – just wanted to say THANK YOU for your sweet comment about my watercoloring – it means so much and I Think you just inspired me to post something on the blog tonight! HUGS!!!


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