How to Make a Dachshund Valentine's Day Card
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How to Make a Dachshund Valentine's Day Card

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time < 1 hour

The perfect Valentine’s Day card for any dog lovers, this dachshund design is sure to make your loved one’s day! As well as being fitting for the most romantic holiday of the year, you can recreate it for your someone special to celebrate any occasion – from a birthday to an anniversary.

Follow this simple guide to make this at home with a clear stamp, ready to surprise your one-of-a-kind sausage.  

Tutorial by Sue Smith

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How to make

Step 1

Begin by taking a sheet of smooth white card to create a DL card blank. To do this, simply place the card in a portrait position in front of you, measure 99 mm up from the bottom edge and make a horizontal score line. Then measure another 99 mm above the score line, and trim off the excess card. Reframe from folding the card blank until after stamping

Step 2

Take the dachshund dog stamp and the ‘You are one of a kind’ sentiment stamp. Position these two stamps together on a stamping platform or large acrylic block. Move the sentiment stamp slightly to the left making room for a longer caption. Stamp using black Archival ink.

Step 3

Now add in the sausage word to the caption, by taking the other sentiment stamp and position it in place. Use a scrap piece of card to masking the rest of the sentiment whilst adding ink to the sausage word. Stamp as before. Complete the caption by adding a small hand drawn heart using the fine line pen.

Step 4

Find a warm, pale brown dual tip brush marker to use for adding colour to the dachshund dog. Scribble some colour onto an acrylic block or similar surface using the brush nib. Add a small amount of water to thin the colour down. Use a fine paint brush to paint the dog’s fur. Add in more colour to create some shadowing effects.

Step 5

Choose four other colours that work well together. Test the pens on a scrap piece of card to check the true colour of the ink. In the same way as before, paint the patterned jumper and the bowler hat.

Step 6

Once the painting is completely dry, fold and score the card to complete

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