Cartoon Pupper Make a Wish | Embossed Birthday Card

by onepaperstreet

I pulled some old supplies out of the archives earlier this month and I wanted to see if I could still find creative ways to use them, so today I’m going back to the basics with this cartoon pupper make a wish birthday card. I’m making a card with some simple supplies that I had when I first out. Stick around to find out just how I did it and what supplies were used.

Materials Used:

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Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencil Set – 60 Pieces [Amazon]

Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencil Set – 120 Pieces [Amazon]

EK Tools Scoring Board 12×12 [Amazon]

Fiskars Recycled Bypass Trimmer, 12 Inch [Amazon]

Omnigrid 4-6-12-Inch Marking Ruler Trio [Amazon]

Trim Slant Tip Tweezers [Amazon]

Neenah Solar White Cardstock [] [Amazon]

Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/2-Inch [Amazon] []

Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares [Amazon]

Birthday Pupper Stamp Set (from Michael’s a few years ago)

Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Stamp Positioner [Amazon]

Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black [Amazon] []

Colorbox CLEARSNAP Pigment Inkpad, Black [Amazon]

EK Tools Powder Tool [Amazon] []

Uchida Embossing Heat Tool with Stand [Amazon] []

Stampendous Detail Embossing Powder .5 Ounce-Clear Transparent [Amazon]

Feather No.55 Switch-Blade Shear, 5.5 Inch [Amazon]

Martha Stewart Crafts Corner Punch, Rounder [Amazon]

Cartoon Pupper Make A Wish Tutorial:

Step 1. Prep the card base and trace the background design.

To start this cartoon pupper card, I trimmed a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock to be 8.5×5.5 inches. Then I scored it and folded it in half to make an A2 sized greeting card base.

Next, I traced a circle on the right-hand side of another sheet of 5.25×4 inch Solar White paper. I intentionally made the circle come off the edge of the paper this made it easy to cut and it also gave it a bit of an off-balanced feel.

Step 2. Position the circular design.

Once I had finished trimming the circle with a pair of scissors, I positioned the 5.25×4 sheet of cardstock on top of the card base and lightly laid some washi tape over top of both pieces to keep them in place while I stamped my image.

Step 3. Stamp and color the design.

Next, I stamped this cute little cartoon pupper holding a cupcake in the center of the circle, directly onto the card base using black archival ink. Once I had stamped my image, I removed the washi tape and the top layer of cardstock. Then, I went to town using my Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils to do a little background shading and to color in the little pup on the card.

Step 4. Emboss the sentiment.

After my pupper had been colored, I took my EK Tools powder tool and ran it across the bottom of the 5.25×4 inch sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock to remove any static from the paper. I stamped the ‘make a wish’ sentiment on the cardstock with my Colorbox CLEARSNAP Pigment Inkpad and covered the ink with Stampendous clear embossing powder. I then used my Uchida heating tool to set the powder over the image.

Step 5. Add the finishing touches.

Lastly, I rounded the edges using my rounded corner punch on the left side of the card base and the 5.25×4 inch cardstock. I then put some Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots on the back of the 5.2 x 4 cardstock and centered it on the card base.

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