I’m sure I can’t be the only one in love with the Oh Puppy Tree stamps!
So, today I have this fun card for you, where the message is meant to be written behind the dogs!
Since I couldn’t wait to start coloring the cute puppies, I started there – you can find my Copic Color Map at the end of the post.
Once I had colored it and added highlights with my white gel pen, I cut it out with the matching die. I also cut two extra pieces from white cardstock, so I could make the puppy tree into a flap.
I also needed 3 small hinges to make the flap work, I cut these from vellum – ¼ inch wide and folded in the middle.
For my background I cut a piece of light grey cardstock with the woodgrain cover die, as well as the scallop rectangle from All Prettied Up. I also cut the rectangle from a piece of white cardstock for the back. To make the floor I cut the rectangle from a scrap of dark grey cardstock, then trimmed it down to size.
Before I assembled my card, I stamped and heat embossed the Oh Puppy Tree sentiment on the floor piece, which I then glued to my woodgrain rectangle. On the back of the woodgrain piece I added the white rectangle – if you’d rather have more space to write, you could add the woodgrain piece to a card base.
To make the flap function, I lined the left side of the colored puppy tree die cut up one of the striped on my cutting mat, so it fit as well as it could with nothing sticking out over the line.
Then I added my vellum strips to the back so the fold lined up directly with the line on my cutting mat.
To make sure I’ll know where to write my message, I then unfolded the hinges, placed one of the white die cuts behind the colored one, and glued the other side of the hinge to the back. This basically makes it work like a shaped card.
To hide the hinges and the coloring on the back, I added the last white die cut to the back of it. Then all I needed to do was adhere my “shaped card” to the woodgrain background.