Saturday, February 17, 2018

I Love Mew

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome a new follower - aimeslee - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics.  I combined two events to make my card.  For Event 1 Stamping Slalom we were to use at least 3 stamp sets.  I used 5, plus dies from 3 sets!  For Event 3 Crafty Biathlon, we were to choose a technique and card type from the list provided.  I chose Emboss Resist for technique and Shaker for card type.

To create the emboss resist background, I stamped and heat-embossed several small images in clear and then used an ink smooshing technique with Distress Inks. After I die-cut the shaker windows, I added some additional heat-embossing in silver to fill in some gaps.  I coloured the kitties to look like my three kitties!

Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps:  My Favorite Things - You Make My Heart Melt (heart, tree), Cool Cat (cat), I Knead You (cat, yarnball, mouse, fish, fishbone, purr, sentiment), Cat-itude (cat, flowers), Hug in a Mug (solid heart)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Accent It Labels and Tags, Squiggle Border, Coffee Cup
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
  • Colouring medium:  Markers
  • Paper:  Watercolour paper, silver poster board
  • Other:  Sparkly washi tape, Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing powder (for emboss resist), Ranger White embossing powder (sentiment), The Artful Stamper Silver embossing powder, Posca white paint marker (doodled faux stitching around windows), sequins from my stash

I would like to support these challenges: Archi-scraps Use Lots of Rhinestones or Bling; Cardz TV 35 AG 1/3; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness February 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crop Stop Link Party 37 Distress Inks available at Crop Stop 1/5; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Deep Ocean Love is All Around UE; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG Optional I Love You 1/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Double D Sequins 2/3; Fabrika Fantasy Love 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge AG Optional Hearts UE; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Kitty Bee AG w Optional Twist Love and Marriage 1/2; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Power Poppy Power and Spark Love to Sparkle UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Die Cut 2/5; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The Cat's Pajamas 343 - Animals; The Corrosive February AG 3/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5

MFT Creative Olympics Event 1 Stamping Slalom Use at least 3 stamp sets

MFT Creative Olympics Event 3 Crafty Biathlon Select one option from each column (I chose Emboss Resist for the technique and Shaker for Card Type)

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Darlene said...

WOW ... a triple shaker ... nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sequins’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Liz said...

Super card, very clever design with three shaker window. I love the colours you've used. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Your ink smooshing looks wonderful, my friend!! Great effect with these lovely colors and your heat embossing looks great! Nobody would know that your silver embossing was done to fill some gaps! Brilliant shaker windows and those kitties look just as yours!! :D
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is adorable. You are so creative. Good luck with the Creative Olympics.

vinita jain said...

Purr-fect and super cute Kitty! Love this clever shaker one with cute kitties!

ike said...

Eeeee ! How divine :-) This is just FUR-bulous.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
IKE xxx

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Diane said...

Fabulous triple shaker card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Dmitry L said...

So cute card! Looks very interesting and beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy Digis this month! Good luck with your entry!

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Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
love it!
have a nice day

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun card with a lovely background! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

Barbara Godden said...

What a fantastic triple shaker, love everything about this!!! it has my favourite things on it, kitties and purple. Awesome card.

Donna said...

How fun combining all those things and a triple shaker! I vote gold medal for you!

D.Ann C said...

Aww! Such a delightful and gorgeous card is MEWsic to my eyes!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this. Great design with the three shaker sections. Love the colors too and those cute kitties.

The Red Mullet Band said...

Amazing card!!!!
Thanks for playing along with us!
Ana Isabel Dt Coordinator

Scrapper69 said...

So CUTE and FUN!

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LCSmithSAVED said...

Wow! You are on a bling roll this month! Love how wonderful your shakers came out :)

CraftyNatalie said...

Love your triple shaker elements and those cats are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Through the craftroom door this week.

Macimbalo said...

So cute! Love all your details! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Macimbalo said...

and I forgot to say also: Thanks for sharing with us at Joy Clair's February Challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is terrible! Truly terrible. I had NO IDEA that MFT had so many lovely cat themed stamps and now my budget it blown.

Now your card, that's not terrible at all, not even in the least bit. It's awesome-sauce!

Julene Matthews said...

Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps this month. Your bling adds a finishing touch to the card.

Time on My Hands said...

Janis your card is really beautiful love the bling and cats are also my favourite. Thanks for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

Tracy Freeman said...

I daren't look at the stamps, I'm a sucker for kitty stamps.
I love how you have used them here, such a fun card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Juliet A said...

wow - three shakers on one card! Thank you for your participation in the HeArtful Stamping Challenge!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

So cute! I love shaker cards! thanks for joining Archiscraps this month!

Kylie said...

Having 3 windows for a shaker card just amazes me - well done! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Aimeslee W. said...

Adorable! xoxo

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Aww.. Such a cute shaker card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge . Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal