One of the things I have been working on for St Patrick's Day is the Lucky Puppy! I got the idea from a kit of Mary's called Charm and Chance SVG Kit. In this kit there is a card with this cute doggie on it. Now I did embellish my Lucky puppy a bit, adding the extra circle around the eye of the dog like the one on Little Rascals. Lucky just seemed like he needed that to balance out him a bit. So without further ado I bring to you Lucky the Puppy and I hope you enjoy this lucky foot too!
I started with the 3d bunny from Bunny Hop SVG Kit. I cut the head the same as on the bunny but added a couple of accent pieces to the head using the head peices as my outline. The oval was subtracted from the panel piece and an extra piece was added to the top of the head using the octagon and then cutting with scissors to fit the way I wanted it to. The ears are the same bunny ears but adjusted to the shape of the doggie ears. When you glue the ears in you will bend the ears down to the shape you want them to be in. To make the ears just ungroup and then release compound path using the ear from the Lucky puppy on the card will help you shape it. I made the ear piece from the card large enough to fit the shape on the ear then double clicked on the ear shape and moved the nodes on the bunny ear to be below the ear piece from the lucky puppy card, then I just welded it to the ear piece and re-grouped the ear to keep my score lines. Just duplicate that and maker sure you flip it so you have a mirror image, you will have a total of 4 pieces just like you would with the bunny ears. I used my Cuttlebug Argyle emboss folder to add interest to the black on Lucky the Puppy.
Before cutting out the body of the puppy you will need to make narrow slits in the sides of piece number 1& 5 this is for your back legs. Make them as long as you made your leg pieces. I made mine W 0.029 x H 2.303. I used the tea pot spout for the front legs from Honeybee Tea SVG Kit and the cut out for the spout as well. To use the cut out you will need to un-group and release compound path, make a duplicate and turn upside down. Insert into piece # 2 and 4 about a inch from the top.
To make the legs I used the legs from the puppy card file but cut down the center using my knife tool, then I took a extra bunny ear and cut off the piece that would fit inside the bunny along with the score lines. I made it long enough to fit the legs and then welded them into place. This assures me they will fit against the body just as Mary designed the ears to fit. The paws were made using the foot from the bunny but reducing them. Do this by double clicking on the ungrouped foot and deleting nodes.
I used the paw print from Doggie Pals SVG Collection to make the cut outs of the paw, insert and back paw the same shape for the feet. Place the paw print on the inside of the reduced foot and adjust the nodes of the outside of the foot to fit the shape of the paw print. Make two duplicates of the outside of your now adjusted foot and save off to the side. Be sure to flip one outside foot to have a right and left foot. Draw a box around the paw print and the outside of your foot and right click then choose make a compound path. This will be the underside of your foot. Make another two duplicates of the outer foot to be the insert or pink side of the foot. Glue the insert to the front of the paw and then glue that to the front leg portion, glue the back of the paw onto the back of the leg. Use a black marker to cover the pink insert of the paw around the edges before you glue it into place. The pink portion of the paw was embossed with cuttlebug tiny bubbles and then vintage photo ink was used to give the look of a dirty paw.
The front legs are made using the tea spout from Honeybee Tea. I lengthened the spout and left the back of the spout off. This was so I could glue the top of the spout to the inside then the side flaps of the spout to the outside of the body. I spread the flaps out a bit to give the leg a more rounded look. Lengthen the spouts from Honeybee Tea SVG Kit to W 2.715 x H 1.730 for the side pieces and W 1.611 x H 3.425 The toes are white and green 1/2 pom pom balls hot glued to the bottom of the leg. I used the shamrocks from Charms and Chance SVG Kit sized at W 0.853 x H 0.845, W 0.993 x H 0.983. I cut one of each and embossed them with cuttlebug swiss dots emboss folder. I inked the edges with Stampin Up Garden Green Ink. I added a 1/4 inch green bow to the top of the head. The collar is a 1/2 inch grograin ribbon that I put an eyelet through then tied the twine onto the collar with and eyelet through the shamrock. The name Lucky was written on the shamrock with my Sakura Jellyroll pen.
That is my Lucky Puppy and I hope you like him.Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog, have a great night and a wonderful St Patrick's Day. Happy Craftin Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn
Svg Kits and Collections used:
Bunny Hop SVG Kit
Honeybee Tea SVG Kit
Charm and Chance SVG Kit
Doggie Pals SVG Collection Part 1
Bazzill Card Stock Glossy White
American Craft Card Stock: Evergreen, Peony, Cricket,Cotton Candy
Recollections Black Card Stock
Recollections Black Enamel Dots
Ranger White Glossy Accents
Stampin Up Garden Green Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Grosgrain ribbon for stash
Green 1/4 inch ribbon from stash
1/2 inch White and Green Pom Poms
Twinery Twine: Pear
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive