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Cute Critters are Friends (not food) Shaped Card | CraftyPaws

I have really wonderful vegetarian friends whose daughter and son-in-law (who live with them) have recently opened a farm-to-table restaurant. While the restaurant is not totally vegetarian, it has a large veggie section, and I thought I would send a fun shaped card expressing my love and support for all of them. I also think this would make a fun summertime card for a guy who likes to BBQ, and you could change the sentiment to something like “Cute Critters are Yummy!” (LOL)

I constructed the card base shaped shirt and apron card using the following Diemond Dies (the video below shows how each die was used):

Baby Onesie Mini Album Die
Candy Corn Mini Album Die (for the bottom of the shirts and apron)
Candy Die Set (larger candy corn used to make apron arm holes)
Nesting Flower Pots Die Set (for collar opening of apron)

My readers can get 10% off and free worldwide shipping on all orders of $35or more at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code: thankskristina

The cardstock I used for this card are all from the Scrapping for Less May “In the Countryside” Card Kit.  For the true red shirt card base, I used the Wild Cherry cardstock and the apron was made from the Whip Cream cardstock. I printed the sentiment, “FRIENDS [space for critters] (not food)” sentiment onto the Whip Cream cardstock directly from my computer printer before I cut out the apron shape, and I later traced the letters with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen to give it a more finished rich look.

The adorable little critters are from the Scrapping for Less “Piggy Picnic” stamp set and the Avery Elle “Barnyard” stamp set, both also from the Scrapping for Less May “In the Countryside” Card Kit. I used the following Copic colors to color up the critters:

Chicks: Y11, Y21, Y35 and Y38
Lamb: W0, W3, E01 and R30 with C6 for hooves
Pig: R11, R12, R21 and R22 with C6 for hooves
The cow on the inside liner of the card is colored with:
W0, E000, W7, R30, E23, E29, C7 and Y35

Then I fussy cut out each animal and inked the edges of the cut paper with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker for a finished look. Finally, I used double sided foam adhesive to pop up each of the critters on the front of the card for a little dimension. I simply glued the cow directly onto the card liner, because I didn’t want to add any bulk to the inside of the card.

For finishing touches, I added Ranger Glossy Accents to all the hooves and beaks of the critters as well as to the bell hanging off the cow. I also used my bone folder, a ruler, and my mouse pad (for cushion) to mimic the impressions left by die cutting along the edges of the apron front that I hand cut with scissors. While something like this dry embossing might seem like a small detail, it really gives a clean finished look.

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

The following is a process video of creating this shaped card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Anything Goes Challenge
Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting By Design Paper Piecing Challenge
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Flowers Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Buttons and Bows Challenge

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