Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birthday Cat and Cake

I made this birthday card for my brother.  He's a cat lover too so he loved it!

On a white card base, I affixed a kraft panel, a brown strip of DP, and a dark brown strip of cardstock - hopefully I've achieved an ombre effect.  I stamped swirls in brown on the kraft.  I stamped the sentiment in black on a blue scrap and affixed to the card, embellishing with a punched star and a star gem.  I stamped the cat in sepia on a cream scrap, fussy-cut, attached to a strip of DP, and attached to the card.  I stamped birthday cake three times in sepia on a cream scrap, coloured with pencils, fussy-cut, and affixed to the card. Lastly, I embellished the cat's party hat with a blue flower gem.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Cat (Lost Coast Designs), swirls, sentiment (Heidi Grace), cake (Kelly Panacci)
  • Ink:  Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Versafine - Onyx Black, Ancient Page - Chocolate
  • Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up (kraft, cream), unknown off-cuts from my stash (dark brown, blue)
  • White Card Base:  Domtar             DP:  Carson-Dellosa
  • Punch:  Michaels           Gems:  Dollarama
  • Sketch:  Annabelle Stamps Sketch AC168 (see below)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Blog Sketch Challenge AC168 (see above) UE
Anything Goes #98 Coffee Break and/or Food (I chose food) 5E #2
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Ombre 2E #2
Crafty Sentiments Animals 3E #1
Created with Love Challenges #52 Anything Goes 3E #3 C10
Loves Rubberstamps #64 Anything Goes UE
MFP Speedy TV Food for Thought (the food is birthday cake) 5E #1
One Crazy Stamper 5E #2
Tok Bobok TBC#3 Vintage 2E #1

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments - have a great day!


Janine said...

Your cat looks really contented but then with 3 slices of cake we might expect it! Thanks for joining in our Food for Thought challenge at FOSTV

Ivonne said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the colors and the cute cat. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Jac said...

What a great cat image and love the cake, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Cute Birthday card. Looks very vintage. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenge Anniversary Blog Hop.
Linda K. DT

K8 said...

What a cute card, love that bling flower on the hat!! Thanks for entering our Anniversary Blog Hop and Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

Avril Ann said...

I am sure your brother will more than love this Kitty, Cat and Cake, who wouldn't fabulous Kitty xxx

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the image. Thanks for entering our Anniversary Blog Hop and Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges. Remember to win the challenge you need to complete the blog hop and comment on each team members' blog and be a follower.


mixamatoasties said...

What a super card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this time.

Susan x

craftin-dawn said...

Great card! Love the kitty image! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES 1st Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge!

Athina said...

Love the colors together! Very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Jackie W said...

Awesome card! He's so cute and funny with his little birthday hat on! Great colors and embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W :)

Maria Rud said...

Cute kitty! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges for our Anniversary Blog-Hop

Laura Love said...

How cute! I love that kitty image! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps AND Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you play along with us BOTH again soon!

Gail said...

Thanks for linking up at FOSTV this week - great Birthday card - I wish the best on winning! Gail DT

Christine L said...

Fabulous cat image... looks like it's had some cake too!

Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time.

Christine x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments animals challenge.
Cathy xx

Tonya Blagoeva said...

Sucha a sweet kitten! I love them as I said before. Your brother should be very happy with a sister, creating for him. Regards, TokBobok