This Happy Tails 3D Puppy, for Valentine’s Day, was made with Watercolor Paper.

By Su Mohr for GDP174; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Happy Tails stamp set, Dog Builder Punch, All My Love DSP, Pinewood Planks embossing, Be Mine Stitched dies; #valentines #valentinesdaycards #puppies #techniques #cardchallenges #handmadecards #diy #cardswithdogs #happytails #beminestitcheddies #allmylove

3D Puppy


Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Paper has the thickness and durability for the desired effect. First, I used the Dog Builder Punch for cutting the puppy. Second, he was colored with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. Third, I turned him over, using a Spritzer to soak him with water, and a stylus to give him shape.

TIP: Use the stylus in small, circular motions. Let puppy dry completely before attaching him with Dimensionals.



In deciding on a setting for my puppy, I used Global Design Project’s sketch.


The large, oval, Whisper White fence was made with a retired Stampin’ Up die from the Oval Collection. I embossed it with the Pinewood Planks folder. Puppy is sitting on a bunch of red hearts made with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. This die set also has the die that cut the heart behind the puppy. The paper used for both is All My Love Designer Series Paper. The trim around the heart is Lovely Lipstick cardstock.



The card base is Crumb cake cardstock, layered with Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed by the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Before gluing the layer to the card base, I wound several strands of Linen Thread around it, and tied a knot on one end. 



“Just Fur You” is the perfect greeting for my nephew and two nieces who will be receiving this card on Valentine’s Day.  They have a new puppy, so I think they’ll appreciate it. After stamping, Happy Valentines Day,” on the inside. the puppy added his signature by walking in Lovely Lipstick ink across the card (several times).

The decorated envelope flap was the last step, and it’s ready to mail.



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