I think this is one of my favorite cards I've ever made. It was so much fun. The puppy, who I affectionately named Doodle, is from the digital image set called Puppy Presents from Doodle Pantry. You can get this set free with purchase until March 24, 2013. How fabulous is that? He was colored with Copic markers (CO - the bone, E40, E42, E43, E44 and E47 - the puppy, C4 and C9 - puppy's nose).
The actual dog house is a cut file from Silhouette's online store. I created the black outline myself in the Silhouette software. I ran the dog house through a wood grain embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I added the antique copper metal heads in the place of nails. The dog house was distressed with Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa ink from Stampin' Up!. I cut the sign (part of the dog house cut file) on my Silhouette and distressed it with Chocolate Chip ink. I cut the dog's name (Doodle) on my Silhouette using a free font called SBC Love Mom and black card stock. Used very tiny black brads to nail it to the dog house.
To create the base of the card, I used a tan card stock folded in half and then cut it to fit with a small border around the bottom and sides of the dog house. For the rest, I hand cut it around the roof of the doghouse. So, the card base is shaped like the dog house from behind, without the side points.
Again, so much fun with this image!
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