Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products.
Time: 1 hour + dry time
Stamp a background image in VersaMark ink and emboss using Clear embossing powder.
Once the embossing has cooled down use a jumbo dauber and Brilliance inker to blend color over the embossed background. The background offers a beautiful resist effect and the Brilliance loads of shimmering goodness.
Stamp the bulldog image in VersaFine Onyx Black onto smooth white cardstock. Add a drop of the same inker onto a palette and add some water, then paint the stamped image using the Brilliance ink in Coffee Bean and colored the little socks in a contrasting light blue. Once these steps are complete then assemble the card in your own style. I stamped “celebrate this life” on a separate piece of cardstock, added button embellishments to match the bulldog’s button eyes, and little stripe of washi tape.
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- Craft Mat
- Brilliance Inker – Coffee Bean
- VersaFine Inkpad – Onyx Black
- VersaMark – Dazzle Champagne
- Embossing Powder – Clear
- Jumbo Dauber
- Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp
- Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp
- Washi tape
- Heat gun