I had one more thank you card for our front line healthcare providers that I wanted to craft to finish off my second batch of cards for the healthcare workers who have been such heroes at our local public hospital. This heroes card is made using the Inloveartshop.com Cute Love Heart Alphabet Dies Set, Hollow Heart Frames Die Set and a couple of critters from the Clearly Besotted “Hooray for Heroes” stamp set (retired).

I die cut the H E R O E and S from the absolutely adorable heart alphas using rich red card stock and matched the scalloped heart oval frame with the same red card stock (although there is nothing about the critters that connotes a gender, these heart-filled red pieces I think give the card a feminine look). For the inset oval background, I used a scrap of white card stock and blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean. With just the two colors, I was able to create a third so that the critters looked like they were sitting on some grassy ground with a yellow horizon and a blue sky.

To color up the nurse kitty and the doctor panda bear, I used the following Copic colors:
Kitty: C00, C0, C1, C7 and R20 for inside the ear
Nurse cap: N0 and R27
Nurse top: B21, B24, B28 and Y38 for the buttons
Panda: C00, C0, C1, and C7
Doctor coat: B21 and B24
Stethoscope: Y38

I also used a Copic Multiliner on 0.05 pt to outline and emphasize the eyes and a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to add the highlights. I fussy cut out the critters (including the little empty space left by the kitty’s tail looping around with an X-Acto blade), and popped them up on foam dots for a bit of dimension. I cut the card front down to fit on a navy blue card stock card base with a quarter inch border all around to nicely frame the card and repeat the blues of the critter’s uniforms.

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!

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Birthday Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

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