Mr. CraftyPaws and I are huge Star Wars fans. Well, to be honest, I am a fanatic, and he indulges me by watching all of the movies together every year. 🙂 So for this Fathers’ Day, I decided to commemorate our recent adoption of our sweet Babaloo with a family “portrait” of sorts.

I have always thought that Ewoks looked like fluffy little dogs, like our sweet Havanese, Bandito, so I knew I could use the adorable Ewok image from the Kindred Spirits “Galactic Sequel” stamp set (one of my FAVORITE stamp sets) colored up distinctly with Copic Markers to represent our two pups:
White fur of Ewoks: W0, W1, and Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Gold hood beading: Y35
Brown spots: E11, E13 and E15
Black and grey spots: W3, W4, W5, W7 and W9
Reddish brown hood: R22, R05, R29 and E55
Blue grey hood: BG72, BG75 and BG78
I also added a bit of shine and slight dimension by using a Sakura Black Glaze Pen for the noses and eyes, making Babaloo’s larger than Bandito’s like in real life.

I decided to color up the Star Wars episodes VII, VIII and IX character Rey (also from the “Galactic Sequel” stamp set – RETIRED) as me.  I altered the Luke stamp from the Kindred Spirits “Galactic Adventures” stamp set (also a favorite, but sadly also RETIRED) by doodling on Finn’s jacket and holster with a 0.1 pt Copic Multiliner Pen and colored him up as Mr. CraftyPaws:
Rey’s hair: B00, C5 and C7 with fine hair detail additions with a 0.05 pt Copic Multiliner Pen
Rey’s skin: E21, E11, E13 and R20 for blush
Rey’s arm wraps, shirt, and pantaloons: E42 and E43
Rey’s wrap dress: E81, E84 and YG95
Rey’s leather belts and wrist and arm wraps: E55 and E57
Rey’s boots and staff: W1, W4, W5 and W7
Finn’s Hair: E55, E57 and E49
Finn’s skin: E50, E51, E53 and R20 for blush
Finn’s pants: BG72, BG75 and BG78
Finn’s jacket: E43, E44 and E47 and R05 for red accents
Finn’s boots and gun holster: E44, E47 and E49

I fussy cut out the bunch with my favorite Spring Loaded Reverse Scissors by Fiskars, which was really helpful since my arthritis has been acting up recently. I intentionally left a bit of white edging around the images so that they would stand out from the busy background papers. For the background design, I followed a sketch from the current MFT Sketch Challenge (see below), using up a bunch of scrap patterned papers from my scrap box. I added a horizontal band with golden yellow paper with triangles on it, and added orange polka dot top and bottom borders. I topped the band with an oval die cut (this is the 4th largest die from the Diemond Dies Nesting Ovals Die Set) from some funky colorful burst patterned paper, which I popped up on fun foam (for added dimension) and muted by dabbing on Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White Pigment Ink behind where the images would be. I inked the edges of the oval with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon to form a crisp edge and coordinate with the orange of the polka dot paper and reddish brown Ewok hood.

For the sentiment, I stamped out the “Together we can rule the galaxy” sentiment from the “Galactic Sequel” stamp set and matted it with some black card stock. For the inside liner, I stamped out “Happy Father’s Day” from the “Galactic Adventures” stamp set and just used a strip of the golden triangle paper in the lower 1/3 to add a bit of interest. I inked the edges of the liner with more Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon to add the touch of orange and mimic the inking of the oval on the card front.

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Favorite Stamps Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner You’re the Man Challenge
Stamping Sensations Make It Colorful Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional No Design Paper Challenge

MFT Sketch Challenge #494