Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Sweet Dachshund Card

My friend Janet (I linked to the post where she introduces Abygail) got an adorable new puppy for her birthday earlier in May. She's a little Dachshund with the sweetest face...eeeeks...I just wanna reach through the computer and hug her. Of course, a new puppy deserves a hand-made card.  :)
I knew I didn't own any dachshund stamps so I had to get a little creative. What I did have was the bowl/bone image and the saying, which just cracks me up! Being a dog owner myself, I know this saying is true! I THINK the stamps are by American Art Stamps but I can't be sure because there's no company name on the wood block. When I was looking through my stash of paper I realized I had a sheet with different dogs on it and there was a perfect!

So I started by stamping the dog bowl with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I cut it out with my Labels 3 nesties and layered it onto real red. I stamped the bowl a second time and popped it on dimensionals so it would look like the bones were inside it. 

The fun papers are from the S.E.I. Park Buddies Line. The dachshund is cut out from one of the papers. I added a Tiny Twinkle flower shape to the dog's collar cause she's a girl and needs a little sparkle. I turned the sentiment into a banner and added a chocolate button to the left side. And yes, that's summer sun...eeeks! It's sooooo bright, but the perfect shade for this paper. 

I know Janet loved this card cause she received it the other day. I've been holding off posting it here cause she always visits my blog and I wanted it to be a complete surprise.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Wow, you are so creative. Even when you don't have a dachshund stamp, you find a dachshund! I'm sure Abygail and Janet loved the card :)

Karen Wilson said...

What an adorable card!! We have a dachshund too. They are cute!! I love this card and how creative too! TFS!

Jenn said...

Very cute! :)

Janet said...

Abygail and i LOVED it:)

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh, Karen... you nailed it with your sentiment and ever so SWEET card!! My dog (4 year old Golden Retriever) gives me so many hugs, lick and even starts talking with a low and high tones when I pull in the garage with the car!! TFS.. SMILES!! :)

Lynn said...

Love this card. We also have dachshunds. We have 5 ranging in ages from 16 years to 2 years. My daughter has anothe 2 doxies. So, our house is referred to as the wienne ranch. We have a herd of wiennes. The card is adoreable. Can you tell me the brand of paper that has the dachshund on it? Dachshunds stuff is hard to find!

Helen said...

I love your dachsund! And I love your banners, too!