Ok I am a very bad aunt. LOL I didn't get my nephew's birthday card made and in the mail on time for his birthday which was on Thanksgiving day this year. Doggone it! I just seem to get distracted by so much and fail to do the important things.
Anyway I used D is for Dog stamp set. Card stock is Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. I used My Digital Studio to create the verse and sentiment in Chocolate Chip. I love that program. It is useful in so many different ways. I used the Large Oval punch for the sentiment. The Square Lattice embossing folder is great for masculine cards. The wood texture pieces are from Sizzix's Texture Plate Kit #4 Stampin' Up! sells. I embossed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Chocolate Chip so I would have enough for the house, roof, and the oval behind the sentiment. I cut a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Chocolate Chip for the dog house and punched the door with the large oval punch. I added a scrap of Basic Black behind the opening. You could pop up the house over the black, but I chose to just layer the black on the back of the house. I did pop up the roof with dimensionals. I stamped the dog from D is for Dog on Very Vanilla and cut out leaving a small border. The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals also.
The inside greeting was printed on a piece of Very Vanilla with My Digital Studio. I trimmed it down to 3 x 5 inch piece. I stamped the bones in Not Quite Navy. Masculine cards seem to be harder to make. I think my nephew will like this even though he is an adult. We all need fun in our lives right?