Friday, May 15, 2015

A Card for a New D.V.M.

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!


Eliza said...

Fantastic card I'm sure she lived it and congrats to your niece too what an accomplishment.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Glittered Paws said...

How doggone cute is this and perfect for a new DVM - I have this doggie too - one I probably won't get rid of. What a great accomplishment and Columbia has a great Vet School.