In these terrible times of the pandemic across the world and the riots in my country, I have been feeling overwhelmed. We adopted a stray puppy we named Babaloo, and training him and making him feel loved while not letting him bully our sweet senior dog, Bandito, has also been a bit of a full time job too.
When Inloveartshop.com reached out to me to resume my design team work, I took it as a motivation and sign that to remember self-care (which for me is crafting). I picked out a handful of dies, and when they arrived (about a month after I placed my order) I was immediately inspired to return to crafting. NOTE: My readers can get 15% off their entire order from InLoveArtShop.com by using the code FSCraftyPaws at check out.
I absolutely fell in love with the Nesting Dies Set and had so many superhero card ideas running through my mind. This first card is made with just some scrap glittered card stock, navy card stock, shimmery gold card stock (for the card base), and a cute puppy super hero from the Clearly Besotted Caped Cuties Stamp Set (retired, but a recent re-issue is available HERE).
For the explosions, I used every other size of the Nesting Dies to cut out the bursts in the glittered card stock and the navy card stock, leaving a bit of space between (if I had used every size, the burst would have been much closer together). I also used a star die and stacked them to make athe center of the smallest burst. Since the star obviously didn’t look like the other bursts, I covered that last burst with the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Hooray For Heroes Stamp Set (retired).
I used the following Copic colors to make the puppy super hero look like our Babaloo:
Black spots: N3, N5, N7
Gold medallion: Y32, Y38, YR16
Blue suit: B24, B28
Red cape: R24, R29, R39
Then I fussy cut him out and popped him up on foam dots to add a little dimension.
This card, and others I crafted with this InLoveArtShop design team package is shared in the following video:
Disclosure: The dies used in this post were gifted to me free of charge as part of my design team package. 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!
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Men and Boys Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Birthday Challenge
Yes the mail is rather slow at the moment. Those dies are perfect for this type of card. Like the glitter ones that add the Superhero touch to your card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thanks so much Suze. I hope you are doing self-care too.
Good you got new supplies for your self care! Such a sweet card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More Challenge.
Thanks so much Linda. I hope you are taking some time to self-care too.
Wonderful card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Thanks so very much Joy!
Love all of that sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
Awww thanks so much! I love a little sparkle!
Love this card! thank you for joining us at http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
Thanks so very much Kelly!
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional birthdays” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
(DT Simply Create Too)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…