Wednesday, August 18, 2021

You Are Pawsome! | Honey Bee Stamps

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a cute puppy card using Honey Bee Stamps Puppy Dog Tails stamps and Honey Cuts!  I've loaded the adorable pups into a wheelbarrow that's in the Sandie and Sis set.

I began by stamping my images with Intense Black Ink (my favorite for Copic coloring!) and colored them all with my markers.  Here are the Copic colors I used for the main images:

  • Dog 1 (left to right): C7, C5, C3, C1, C0; for all dogs' ears/cheeks I used R20 and R30
  • Dog 2:  E55, E53, E51
  • Dog 3:  E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E34
  • Dog 4:  C9, C7, C5, E18, E15, E13
  • Wheelbarrow:  B39, B37, B34, N9, N7, N5, N4, N2, N0

When I finished coloring everything, I die cut them using the coordinating Puppy Dog Tails and Sandie and Sis Honey Cuts.  Next I stamped the sentiments from Friends FURever stamp set in Intense Black ink and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts.

Next I worked on my background for the images.  I placed the largest circle stencil from the Circle Spotlight Stencils & Masks set on an A2 white cardstock panel.  Then I positioned the hill stencil from the Grassy Hill Borders stencil set under the circle stencil.   (Check out the following photo to see the stencil positions.)  Then I used a couple Background Blender Brushes to ink on Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide for the hill.  I added some water spatters to the green hill, let it dry, and then removed the hill stencil.  I then added white spatters with some diluted white gauche.

I used a circle die from my stash that coordinates with the size of the stenciled background to cut it out.  I used one size smaller circle die to due cut a piece of a foam sheet that I added to the back of the circle.  I added it to a card base that I created with some black cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from the Back To Basics 6 x 6 paper pad.

Next I adhered my cute little images to the card front with Bee Creative glue.  I did need to trim off the bottom of the dog on the left for him to fit into the wheelbarrow.  I popped up the sentiments with some foam squares and added them to the card.

I used a black gel pen to trace over the dogs' eyes and noses to help them stand out a bit more.  A few touches here and there with a white gel pen finished up the card.

I had lots of fun creating my card with these adorable pups!  Now, if you are totally a cat person, check out the adorable Smitten Kittens set (link is below)!  A wheelbarrow full of kitties would be so cute too!  I hope you've enjoyed my card today.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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