On Saturday, I mentioned that I was starting my personal campaign to use all my stamps more consistently. I started with my first pizza box full of wood-mounted stamps. With my pizza boxes, I store everything by theme as the stamps are (mostly) marked with name and manufacturer. My "A" box is for Animals and Architecture/Home stamps.
I've been meaning to use this stamp for a dog's age. Of course, I say that with most of my acquisitions. I was never quite sure what I would do with the image (which I loved) and then I finally I got an idea. I would just let the style of the stamp guide me and I came up with this design.
I colored the image with a vintage feel keeping most of the image in a sepia color palette and just pulling out a few details. I paper pieced both the dog and the ball, stamping them first on white cardstock before affixing them to the card.
Stamps: Dog on Porch (Rubber Tree Rubber Stamps); Home Is (Verses)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Copics: R24, R27, R29, RV11, RV13, YR21, YR23, YR24
The beautiful sentiment reads "Home is where your story begins" and I thought it went perfectly with the pup.
Off to see what else is in that box!