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Hooray for Heroes! | CraftyPaws

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 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 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


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