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THANKS DAD! | CraftyPaws

I have been looking for a filmstrip die that was just the right size for quite some time, so I was super excited when I received my DT package from Diemond Dies with THIS ONE that was just perfect for all those cute little critter stamps from stamp companies like Lawn Fawn, Clearly Besotted and Mama Elephant.

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To make a Fathers Day card for my dad, I decided to do a kind of family portrait with the foxes from the Lawn Fawn “Mom + Me” stamp set with the following Copic colors:
Adult foxes: W1, W7, YR04, and YR07
Fox pups: W1, W5, YR00, YR14, and YR04
To designate the female pups and momma fox, I also stamped out a few flowers from the stamp set, inking them up with a Distress Marker in Broken China and coloring the flower centers with Y13 and YR04. I used the accompanying dies to cut out all the foxes, but hand fussy cut out the flowers so they wouldn’t have the white edge around the flowers.

I wanted to shout out my thanks to my dad, who has given everything he has to be the best father to me and my siblings, so I started with the sentiment: “THANKS DAD!” stamped from part of the longer sentiment from The Greeting Farm “I Love Dad” stamp set that continues with, “for all you do”. I added an exclamation point with a Copic Multiliner pen in 0.1 pt and then cut it out into a speech bubble form.

I wanted this CAS card to have some umph, so I popped up the filmstrip of all the little foxes  and the sentiment speech bubble up on thick double sided foam adhesive. I also wanted the card front to have a nice stitching detail, so I used the largest stitched rectangle from the MFT Blueprints 15 die set (this is the perfect A2 size) for the crisp white card front. I used some scrap orange polka dot patterned paper from my scrap box for the card base, so there is also a fun, surprising pattern when you open up the card.

For the inside liner sheet, I used a sorbet orange copy paper and printed out the silly sentiment, “THANKS FOR THE GENES THAT PROVIDED MY CRAZY GOOD LOOKS!” I know my dad will get a kick out of this funny sentiment because now at almost 83 years old he often talks about how he picked my mom as his wife because he knew she was really smart and he knew he had wanted to have smart, good looking kids. LOL

The following is a video share of this card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Create a Container
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Furry Friends Challenge
Card Mania Life is Colorful Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards – One for the Boys Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Stencils
CASology Loud Challenge – loud colors (orange and blue), loud sentiment
MFT Card Color Challenge #70



Lawn Fawnatics Spring Inspiration Board Challenge – flowers, kitties (foxes), orange and blue colors


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