Apparently today is Corgi Day. As I have a corgi stamp I thought I would make a card with it. Though it’s a cute image I was aiming for a masculine card with this design. Do you think cute can be masculine? I know a couple of men, at least, that do like cute animals.
I started by trimming a large snippet of white card to 4″ square, and placed it into my MISTI in the larger of the original Gina K Wreath Builder stencils. I then pulled out the two larger paw print stamps from the Honey Bee Stamps‘ Puppy Love stamp set, which is now retired. I started with the largest paw print and stamped it with Altenew Ruby Red ink. I then switched to the smaller paw and stamped that with Altenew Lagoon ink.
Having completed my paw print wreath I set it to one side, and started working on my focal image. I stamped the corgi image from Puppy Love onto a snippet of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock using MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then used my used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to colour in the puppy. I went for golden browns, using my darkest shades of the golden browns for the darkest areas of the puppy, and then glazing over it with a golden yellow to brighten it. I then used my lightest golden browns to colour the white areas of the puppy. I also used an antique pink to do the inside of his mouth.
I fussy cut the corgi out using my Tim Holtz Mini Snips and went around the outside edge with a black, brush-tipped, water based marker in order to hide the white core of the paper and make the fussy cut image look more finished. I also used a white gel pen to add shine to the corgi’s eyes and nose.
I chose a light teal card base, cut to be a quarter inch bigger around than my focal panel. In order to get the colour to match the other colours on my card I rubbed the Lagoon ink pad onto the card base. I only went around the outside edges as the middle of the card would be covered by the focal panel anyway.
I used Tombow Mono Liquid Multi Glue to adhere my focal panel to the coloured card base once the ink had dried, then adhered the corgi into place on top of the wreath.
I really love how this card turned out! I think the corgi is adorable, but the simple design and the colour palette allow it to work as a masculine card. I always enjoy wreath stamping, and it’s so fun to use things other than flowers to create wreaths. You can see another example of this here.
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