My cards are 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 Kiwi!
- Stamps: Cat (Lost Coast Designs - Party Hat Cats), sentiments (Simon Says Stamp Happy Meowday and Avery Elle More Furry Friends), text background (Stampin' Up French Script)
- Ink: Stamping (Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
- Dies: Joy's DIY Stitched Oval
- Other: Chevron stencil, embossing paste (I used Aleene's Glitter Snow), Ranger white embossing powder, blue butterfly sequins (my stash)
Here's how I made my card:
- Starting with the background, I creatied a Distress Oxide ink-smooshed panel, applied embossing paste through a chevron stencil, stamped the text background, and sponged Distress Ink around the edges.
- I mopped up the remaining Distress Oxide ink with a watercolour scrap, stamped the kitty, die-cut into an oval shape, applied Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the hat, and sponged Distress Ink around the edges.
- Next I heat-embossed the sentiments in white on a black scrap and hand-cut into sentiment banners.
- Lastly I adhered all the elements to the background, mounted on black cardstock, and embellished with some butterfly 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 3/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It March 2/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 2/3; Cupcake Inspirations Pets 3/3; Die Cut Diva's Monochrome 2/4; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist Home UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC224 AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Lost Coast Designs AG UE; Penny Black and More Feature a Creature 2/3; 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 2/2; The Artistic Stamper Stencils or Masks (stencilled chevrons) 2/3; The Corrosive March AG 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Mixed Mediums 2/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 3/5; Word Art Wednesday 324-325 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 3/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!