I had so much fun making this die cut dogs and cats scene card. It was a little time consuming but I love how it turned out. I challenged myself to make the dog house and grass layers using several nesting die sets. I wanted to show how to use them in unexpected ways. My project was made using Rubbernecker 5142-08D Puppies, 5142-09 Cats, 5100-12 Small Cloud Stitch, 5114D Mini Flower Stack, 5021D Nested Square w/ Pierce, 5030D Nested Oval Scallop, 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop, 5132 Rectangle Combo #2. The tiny flowers and foliage are both included in the Kittie Kraft Basics Bundle.
I began by creating the blue sky background using a cloud template, Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending tool. and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive. The dogs and cats were cut from white cardstock and colored using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey Distress inks, mini applicators and a black Copic marker. The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and the foliage pieces were cut apart.
The frame sections were attached together on the back side using double stick tape and the three scalloped grass layers were attached directly to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and layered it over the blue sky background.
I cut a rectangle for the dog house and trimmed the top section to fit behind the dog house roof. See the photo below for approximate dimensions. I cut a door opening in the dog house using a die from the Nested Square w/ Pierce and then used the next size larger die from the set to create the door frame. I used a section of the Rectangle Combo die to create the roof section and then attached both the roof and door frame to the dog house using strips of mounting tape.
The dogs and cat were attached to the scene using pieces of mounting tape. I then tucked all the foliage and flower stems in behind the grass and around the animals using glossy accents. I finished the project by attaching the cloud in the sky area using mounting tape and added pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.
I couldn’t resist adding one cat to my dog house scene and thought it was so appropriate to have it standing on the door frame and ruling over the dogs. LOL! Get out your nesting dies and try your hand at making your own dog house and ground layers. Finding ways to make our dies due double duty helps save our spending. money for new items we just can’t live without. I hope you have been inspired to create your own scene using die cut dogs and cats.