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Uplifting Card | CraftyPaws

A dear friend is going through some incredibly hard times. She recently left her job of over 15 years, her dog passed away (ergo the sweet puppy theme to this card), she broke her right arm (yes, she’s a righty), and her husband is dealing with a serious health situation (surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday – please send good vibes). It’s just been one punch after another.

I wanted her to know that she and her husband are in our thoughts and prayers. This CAS card will be sent today with a care package that I hope will lift their spirits.

This adorable stamp is from the Stampin’ Up! “Bella & Friends” stamp set (one of my favorite doggy stamp sets), and I used the following Copic colors to color up the image:
Big Blue Sky: B000, B00
Balloon and parrot body: R32, R35, R37, and R39 (I also topped the balloon with clear Wink of Stella for shimmer)
Parrot wings: G14, G09, B06, B18
Parrot beak: Y17
Puppy: E51, E21, E53, and E55
I coated the balloon, beak, eyes and noses with Glossy Accents for shine, and added highlights to all the same parts with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

To add a little more detail and interest, I fussy cut out the image in a panel format (with the balloon popping up off the panel) and mounted it on a card front that I dry embossed (using my favorite crafting tool, my Big Shot) with the heart embossing folder from the new-to-me We R Memory Keepers Next Level “Dotted” set. To mount the card front onto the card base, I used some fun foam to back it and add a little dimension. I stamped out the sentiment, “I’ll be your up when you’re feeling down.” from the same stamp set, which seemed perfectly suited to this time for my friend. I just stamped that out and matted it on a scrap of high shine metallic red paper that seemed to match the balloon well.

The following video shares this card as well as the two prior puppy cards I shared in my two prior posts:


This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday New Product Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Use Your Favorite Tool Challenge
Addicted to CAS Pets Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge Optional Use of Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Gals Corner Use Your Favorite Things Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More! CAS Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Blue, CAS and Sentiment Challenge
Penny Black and More Use Your Favorite Stamp Challenge


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