This card is being sent to Mister Harley, a beautiful cat belonging to Jenn Shurkus Creative Chick, on the occasion of his upcoming 10th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mister Harley! For every card that Mister Harley receives, Jenn will donate $1 to her local SPCA. How could I resist making a card for a kitty, and helping out a charity in the process?! Since I have 3 cats, I have made 3 cards, one from each of my kitties! This card is from Honeydew!
- Stamps: Cat (Lost Coast Designs - Party Hat Cats), sentiment (Newton's Nook - Newton's Birthday Bash), text (Magenta - Cat Quote)
- Ink: Stamping (Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
- Dies: MFT Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, wonky stitched circle, chevron strip
- Other: Stencil (Darice), acrylic paint (Deco Art Peacock Blue), embossing paste (I used Snow Tex), Ranger white embossing powder, sequins, ribbon, flowers (my stash)
Here's how I made my card:
- I started with the focal point by making a Distress Oxide ink-smooshed background, stamped the kitty, die-cut into a tag shape, sponged Distress Ink around the edges, applied Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the hat, and stapled a piece of ribbon.
- For the card background, I applied acrylic paint, stamped a cat definition repeatedly, sponged Distress Ink around the edges, added some die-cut chevron strips, and applied embossing paste through a pawprint stencil.
- Next I heat-embossed the sentiment in white on a black scrap, die-cut into a circle, and added a ribbon flower.
- Lastly I adhered all the elements to the background and embellished with some black sequins and flower sequins.
I would like to support the following challenges: Archi-scraps Chevrons and the Colour Blue; Card Mania Embossing 2/3; Cardz TV 37 AG 2/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It March 1/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar Add a Tag or Make One 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Cupcake Inspirations Pets 2/3; Die Cut Diva's Monochrome 1/4; DL.ART March Linky AG 1/d; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist Home UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC224 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Lost Coast Designs AG UE; Penny Black and More Feature a Creature 1/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The Artistic Stamper Stencils or Masks (stencilled pawprints) 1/3; The Corrosive March AG 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Mixed Mediums 1/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 2/5; Word Art Wednesday 324-325 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5