Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sparkly Scottie Dog Christmas Card

I can't believe I never shared this Christmas card with you! I made it for my co-worker a couple of years ago and just found it in my blog post drafts!

I combined stamping, upcycled tag pieces, heat embossing, wood veneer, and lots of sparkle.

I'll start with the focal piece - that cute Scottie dog. My sweet co-worker at my last job had Scottie dogs and I always had fun making Scottie dog cards for her. (See the other cards I made her HERE.) This dog is a wood veneer piece that I found. I colored it with a black marker and then coated it in Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, then heat set it. That way it added a little shine but also set the black so that it wouldn't fade. I like how the embossing really makes the wood grain stand out which makes it like dog hair. :)

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I made sure to color the sides of the Scottie as well so that the natural wood didn't show on the side. I used a piece of ribbon and tiny bell as his collar, which came from a Christmas tag from a prior year. (I always save the tags I receive with potentially reusable elements!)

Now let's move on to the background. I used a star background stamp that's now retired, but the current Snug Backgrounds or Repeatable Backgrounds would work perfectly, to add a starry sky behind this doggie. Pebble gray ink is a perfect subtle color for this. I added some red glittery Stickles to a few of the stars. Our Shimmer Brushes would also add some lovely shine.

The trees and red snowflake are also elements from previous years' tags that I disassembled. And the doggie is anchored on some shiny foil tape and shimmer trim.

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I stamped the inside of the card and the envelope with a Christmas greeting. This particular greeting is retired, but the current Christmas Blessings stamp set would be an even better replacement! The bright Candy Apple ink would be a great color choice.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Below I've linked some of the products I used. Some are only available for a limited time.

Let me know if you have any questions!

If you like Scottie Dogs, be sure to check out the other Scottie dog cards I made HERE. You may also be interested in the Artfully Sent Cricut collection which has a few Scottie dog cuts and pre-designed cards on it!






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1 comment:

SunnyAZ said...

LOVE your Scottie dog Christmas's so well put together...all the elements are perfect. I also love the star background...I'm going to look for that retired stamp set! :-)