Today's card was made for a card swap. The focal had to start with "C" so I went with a CAT! The card front has the bottom cut away & tucked behind the "I miss you!" sentiment to hold it closed. The cat focal is just glued to the card front but extends beyond it.
FOCAL: The stamps & dies used for the cat, bow & basket were from a Stampendous set called "Pop Up Kitties". I just love them! The basket was stamped onto a linen-look printed card stock, the basket cover on a scrap of patterned paper (old one from HOTP), the bow on a holographic cardstock (HOTP), and the cat on a dark brown printed card stock. I added color to the cat using chalks and smooch ink for the cat's eyes & nose before attaching the head with a wobble spring.
The sentiment came from a North Coast Creations stamp set called Floral Sentiments 8. It was stamped on white paper, the corners rounded, and the edges inked. I attached it to the card with foam tape on the lower edge, aligned so it would catch the edge of the card.
The corner treatment was cut from a mulberry paper using a Spellbinders die from the "Botanical Swirls and Accents" set. I cut away the triangle frame so I would have a more organic vine look.
After I took the picture, I decided it would look better if I rounded all the corners - so I did! :)