Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Hi Creative Friends,

I am having a little fun today with these adorable dogs in the Guilty Pleasures stamp set by Penny Black. They are each dreaming of their favorite guilty pleasure and are perfect for a quick, happy card, especially for dog lovers such as ourselves!


Let’s start with making two white A2 card bases from Neenah 110lb. card stock. With the card bases done and set aside, I stamped with alcohol marker-friendly ink like Extreme Hybrid the dog and pizza onto a white card panel.

The dog with his pizza was colored with Copic markers. The colors I used were C1, C3, C5 for the dog and Y11, YR14, YR16, YR26, E99, R27 for the pizza. Once they were colored, I added a little W3 and C2 to create a little shadow, along with dots of YR16.

Next, I stamped the included sentiment with Versafine black onyx ink for a crisp and dark impression.

The card needed a border. I chose to stencil on a brick pattern onto another A2 white panel. I used a blending brush and a few distress inks like Fired Brick with dashes of Wild Honey. Once the pattern was done, the edges were trimmed a tiny bit, then adhered the panel to the card base. The dog panel was added on top to finish card number one!

For the next card, I again stamped the dog, but this time he is dreaming of a delicious donut. I used the same Extreme Hybrid ink as before but this time also stamped a second image onto masking paper (I am loving the Eclipse Art Masking roll – see supply list below) and carefully cut out the thought bubble and dog and placed them over the stamped dog (and donut) on the panel.

Now that the dog and donut were covered and protected, I was able to use the MFT Watercolor Wash Free stencil and Abandoned Coral distress ink to gently add an irregular border around the dog. Once done, I peeled off the masking paper, making it ready to color.

I used Copic markers again to color but colored pencils would have worked really well here too! The colors used are below but before I added any color, I sketched in a rug for my dog to lay on with a pencil. Then once satisfied, traced over the line with a permanent Pigma Micro marker.

The Copic markers used were: C1, C2, C3, C5 for the dog and BG0000, BG000, BG01, E99, YR14, YR61, R20, R22, R32, R08 for the rug and donut.

To finish the card I added a striped edge to the white card base, then added the trimmed panel with the dog on top. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. It was mounted on top to complete the card.

By the way, I didn’t have any striped patterned paper, so again I created my own by stamping the Diagonal Stripes background stamp onto white cardstock. I have included the background in the supply list below.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards. Sometimes you just have to have a little dog-gone fun, don’t you think? 


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