Dog House

Buildings & Make the Cards Challenge #53

It isn’t often I manage a twofer, but this card is exactly that. An ink blended background and a building, in this case a dog house. I have a new MFT die set, called appropriately Dog House, and have been wanting to play with it. This challenge seemed the perfect time to do so. I first die cut all the parts I wanted to use and assembled the dog house. PP used is from StampinUP. To make it sturdy and give dimension I stacked several die cuts together. Then I stamped the pug from a Dollar store set, coloured him using Ohuhu pens and a prisma colour pencil, then fussy cut before adding him in the doorway of the kennel. I laid it all out on my kraft sheet to see how it would look before I carried on. I made my own circle template out of some plastic so I could mask off the panel I was going to use and then ink blended some distress inks, squeezed lemonade, Tea dye and dried marigold. Once I was happy I adhered all the elements to the layer. Using an Elizabeth Craft die set called Planned Essentials, I die cut the arrow and stamped the sentiment. It still needed something so I found a Kitchen Sink stamp set that has tiny stamps and stamped the butterflies onto the background. It turned out better than I expected and I hope you like it.

16 thoughts on “Dog House

    1. The dollar store stamp sets have come in handy and were extremely inexpensive. Glad you like the card.


  1. OMG Johanna, I love it! What a clever overall design and you certainly nailed both the challenges! Awesome fun inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Buildings’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


    P.S. Thanks for also inspiring us with this adorable creation at the Make The Cards Challenge Blog. Good Luck!


  2. Love the pug pun and the cute pug itself. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

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  3. Such a sweet and adorable card! Love the colours and all the pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at Double “D” Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double “D” Challenges)


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