Are you a dog or cat person? If you're a dog person you might like the peaceful, protective and loyal traits found in the wolf descendants. People born under the zodiac sign of the dog do not stray far from their roots. Just like the animal it takes time and patience to develop a friendship with a dog-born. Read more about the zodiac sign, the material used to create the dog card and the finishing techniques used below.
Characteristics associated with the zodiac sign
People born under the zodiac sign of the dog are extremely loyal to and always ready to stand up for those people who are important to them. They are not focused on their own interest or benefit. Their objective is to create a peaceful and harmonious family life.
The dog is not always the most eloquent so may, therefore, appear stubborn, they can excessively preach and dramatize situations but in essence they are extremely good people.
Those born under the sign of the dog are very careful and can show conservative traits therefore building close relationships take time and patience; but once established that relationship will be stable and lasting.
Years of the Dog
1934 | 1946 | 1958 | 1970 | 1982 | 1994 | 2006 | 2018 | 2030
Celebrities born under the sign of the dog
Benjamin Franklin (1706)
Winston Churchill (1874)
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874)
Bertolt Brecht (1898)
Bill Clinton (1946)
Michael Jackson (1958)
Paper: EXTRAMATT Coldwhite
EXTRAMATT is an extremely rough coated paper with a good bulk and volume. Iit is the perfect choice when it comes to complicated print subjects in combination with a rough feel. Its paper’s unique feature is the extra matt surface which can be traced back to the super-thin surface coating – which is so thin that it allows the natural paper surface to influence the ‘touch’. The result is the world’s roughest coated paper! And when offered in the Coldwhite shade EXTRAMATT is also the whitest coated paper in the world. You can read more about EXTRAMATT on the Metapaper wiki.
Finishing: Hot foil stamping
One of the most common, and most effective, finishing methods is hot foil stamping. This finishing process generally uses an embossing stamp, which is heated, and a so-called hot foil substance which is applied and transferred to the surface to be printed via the heat of the embossing stamp and the application of pressure. Metallic-looking hot foil is very popular and this was used on the dog card. The technique can also be used to apply opaque colours or simply to create a shining surface.
Check out the dog card project here.
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The pig is seen as a symbol of luck though the term can also be used as an insult but when it comes to the character traits of people born under the sign of the pig, there is much more behind it. More on this in Part XII – the final contribution to our zodiac blog series.
Part X: Those born under the rooster sign of the zodiac has a clear view – not in the sense of sight, but based on knowledge of human nature and foresight. Find out more about the Rooster and - as known from this blog series - the paper as well as the finishing technique used on the rooster card.