Monday, March 5, 2012

vlvs dog stamp - six ways

Here's another trading card I did for Jan. I made six inchies and stuck them onto an atc. I love this little dog stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps - he's so happy! I can't help but smile every time I look at his face!!!

Left to right, top to bottom:

I used a music background stamp, then some pearl-ex (mixed with Glossy Accents) for shimmer, then inked the edges (I think it was Distress Worn Lipstick). Doggie is embossed, then I added some tulle and pearls.

Stamped dog on muslin with Versafine Vintage Sepia, then did edges with Distress Rusty Hinge, and stitched with embroidery floss.

Used a gold leafing pen around edge, added some silver dots. Embossed dog on blue cardstock. His little party hat is cut from some packaging.

For the "adopt me" one, I mounted some wire mesh (using a tiny bit of E-6000) behind a frame I cut out. The tiny letters were printed from my computer. This is my favorite of the six. Except for Ricky (our $30 shopping cart dog), all our pets have been from the shelter or strays we adopted.

Here doggie is with his little sock monkey friend (stamp from Elaine Madrid). Both of them were embossed and colored with pencils. Background stamp is Stampin' Up.

Finally, we have our shy dog. Background patterened paper was gessoed, then inked with Distress Wild Honey. Everything else was done in the same ink.


  1. thanks for you submission for the
    Viva Las Vegastamps Design team

  2. I just love this!! You have managed to get 6 different looks from one stamp, and that's not an easy thing to do!! It's perfect!