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November 14, 2017

Unlikely Friendship

Hey Crafters!

I’m back today with this card that I couldn’t stop smiling about!

I am a huge animal lover. So needless to say, I am a huge fan of adorable critter stamps, and this crocodile does not disappoint.

I started off by stamping the crocodile image from the Happy Snappy Crocs set (HFD|SSS) and coloring him with my copics. I used my favorite green combination (YG03, YG13, YG17) for his body and then a Y18 yellow for his teeth. I then used my colorless blender to give him some texture, followed by using a white gel pen to emphasize some of the dots. 

I stamped the fish images from the Warm Hugs set (HFD|SSS) and used various blues, teals and lavender shades of copic markers to color the adorable fishes. I used the matching die sets for the Happy Snappy Crocs set (HFD|SSS) and the Warm Hugs set (HFD|SSS) to cut out the images. The crocodile die cuts out a space in his arms so you can put stuff in them, and I LOVE LOVE that. I put one of the fishes in his arms, thereby stealing all of your affections from any other card you’ve seen today, because a CROCODILE IS HUGGING A FISH, PEOPLE! 

I used a Lawn Fawn scallop circle die from a stackable set to cut out a white scallop opening from my card panel, and then I used the same die to cut a lime green piece. Finally, I used a size smaller scallop die and cut an additional scallop piece from white cardstock. I then used a stair step technique and adhered the panel to the base with foam tape to make the card panel pop up off the card base. Then I glued the lime green piece flush to the card base before adhering the last white scallop piece with foam tape to pop it off the card panel/base as well. This is just a simple way to give visual interest to a simple card. I used my white gel pen to add dots around the lime green scallop, and I also used a green marker to add dots to my white scallop piece.

I glued my crocodile and fishy bffs on to the white scallop piece before starting on the sentiment.

I used the Jet Alphabetters stamp set (HFD|SSS) combined with the Perfectly Penned stamp set from Concord and 9th to stamp out the sentiment. 

I finished off the card by gluing my additional fishy images around the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget that friends can be found in surprising places!

Kelly

 

November 14, 2017

4 Comments on “Unlikely Friendship

Kirsty Vittetoe
November 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Super Outstanding!!!!!

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Kelly Martin
November 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Thank you so much Kirsty!

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Marjorie Dumontier
November 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Your card is so fun and cute !! Great idea !!

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Bunny Dobbie
November 17, 2017 at 12:02 am

This is hilarious! What a great card! I thought you’d used patterned paper for the crocodile at first but what a super idea to use your blender pen.

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