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Welcome back all!  Summer is just about over and my kiddos have finally headed back to school.  These last two weeks have been a blur, but I’m happy to be stamping and blogging again!

Today the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating National Dog Day.  We are creating projects with our favorite pups in mind.  My project features the dog from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set.  This is a perfect set for the men in your life, or any animal lover!

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This stamp set is perfect for the watercolor technique.  Stamp image(s) with StazOn ink, then use Aqua Painters to add color first to the sky, working down to the ground last. The colors used here are Pool Party for the sky, Cajun Craze and Early Esspresso for the dog, and Garden Green for the ground. It is important to allow the paper to dry between each color and layer, but you can speed up this process by using your Heat Tool.

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Texture elements added to this card are twine pieces pulled from Burlap Ribbon and distressed Pool Party Cardstock. The distressed cardstock done here is fairly simplistic – just tearing the top layers of paper to give it a rough look.

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Here are the primary products you will need to recreate this project for yourself:

The Wilderness Awaits Stamp Set
Item: 138962
Sale Price: $25.00

Heat Tool
Item: 129053
Sale Price: $30.00

Aqua Painter
Item: 103954
Price: $17.00

5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
Item: 141487
Price: $7.00

Jet Black Stazon Pad
Item: 101406
Price: $9.00

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Here is one final look at today’s project. Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see other dog inspired projects.

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Have a blessed weekend!


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