Dogs Rule

By Jean Okimoto


Man's best friend in an innocent pose.



  • Stylus Handle
  • White Oval Tips
  • Top Boss® Embossing Powder: Clear, Honey Pearl
  • Top Boss® Watermark Inkpad
  • Vivid!®: Olive
  • Hero Arts Stamps: Dash Circles
  • Penny Black Stamps: Scroll Pattern, Dot-Lined, Robust Alphabet upper and lower case
  • Rubber Stampede Stamps: Paw Print
  • Olive Green Cardstock: 12” x 12”
  • Yellow Green: 9 ½” x 10”
  • Purple: 5” x 5 ½”; 3 ½” x 2” and a scrap
  • Light Yellow Olive: 4” x 1”; 4” x 5/8”
  • White Glossy Cardstock: 5” x 1 ¾”
  • Computer generated text strips
  • Acrylic Stamp Blocks
  • Decorator Chalks
  • Purple Buttons
  • Brayer
  • Circle Punches: 2” and 2 ½”
  • Adhesive
  • Double Stick Tape
  • Foam Squares
  • Heat Tool


  1. Using Watermark ink, stamp scroll image onto white glossy cardstock, then brayer with Olive ink.
  2. Stamp letters, using Watermark ink, onto purple rectangle cardstock and emboss with Clear powder. Using Watermark, ink edges with a stylus handle and white foam tip.
  3. Stamp paw with Watermark ink and then emboss with Honey Pearl powder.
  4. Stamp dot-lined image over paw image with Watermark ink. Apply extra pressure in the center for consistent inking of solid circle.
  5. Punch the design out with the 2” circle punch, edge it with a stylus and white foam tip and Watermark ink.
  6. Stamp the dash circle image with Watermark ink and apply decorator chalk, gently dusting off excess with a tissue.
  7. Punch out the design with a 2 ½” circle punch and edge it with Watermark ink, a stylus handle and white foam tip. Apply decorator chalk to the edges.
  8. Edge the text strips with a stylus handle, white foam tip and Watermark ink. Apply decorator chalk to the edges.
  9. Assemble the layout as shown. Glue the buttons down and use foam squares to mount the paw circle and the letter rectangle.

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