Wednesday, March 9, 2011

C is for Calico Cat

I had so much fun designing this card for a workshop this week!  My hostess wanted a card for her neighbor that used a cat.  Apparently she loves cats and rescues them when the occasion calls for it!

This cat was inked up with Crumb Cake ink, then dabbed with markers of various colors to create the calico look.

The fish was stamped, cut out, and sponged on the edges with Soft Suede ink.  It was attached to the card with a glue dot.  Next, the fish bowl was punched out of Vellum card stock with a 1" punch, leaving the straight edge of the paper create the top of the bowl.  It was colored with Bashful Blue ink and attached to the fish with another glue dot.

The paper is one of my favorite DSP packs, Elegant Soiree.  The background provides just the right amount of design to let the paw prints show up when stamped with ink.

The cat is wearing a rhinestone around his neck.  I took apart a rhinestone brad  by spreading the "legs" and opening up the little tabs on the back to release the rhinestone.  It was glued on with a tiny drop of glue.

Inside, the card was stamped with more paw prints and the sentiment.  My stampers loved this card and the new techniques they learned making it.  Hope you do, too!

Thanks for visiting!  

Stamps: C is for Cat
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Vellum Card Stock, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink & Markers: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, 1" circle punch, ribbon, glue dots, snail adhesive

1 comment:

Mickey Roberts said...

Just adorable! Love how you made the calico and the fish bowl.