Today my niece graduates from a veterinary college in Columbia, MO. She will officially have D.V.M. behind her name and already has a job lined up in Utah. We're so proud of her and all the hard work she had to earn this title. I wanted to make a special animal-themed card to send her gift in and chose one of my favorites designed by Phyllis Harris. Her stamps sell at Unity Stamp Co. and I have quite a few of her fabulous stamp sets!
I colored the dog with Copic markers and love how it turned out! I added some white to the background bones with my Ranger White Opaque Pen to make the Congrats not stick out quite so much like a sore thumb. The text comes from a set called "Congrats Grad." It's an old TAC stamp set but the rights to it are owned by Red Rubber Designs though I don't think they have it available. I used some Spellbinder dies to frame the dog.
Here's a closer look at the dog. I think I actually got the shading pretty close. I used a bit of Black Stardust Gel pen on the eye to make it sparkle. I was a bit slow getting this card in the mail so I sure hope it gets to her in time for her graduation ceremony!