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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Cat

Today I have another cat card - this time a Valentine's card with no hint of pink or red anywhere! :)  The cat was made using the stamp & die matching sets from Stampendous ("Pop-up Kitties").  The greeting is stamp and matching die from JustRite (Antique Valentine Tags One, Vintage Labels and Banner Dies).  For details on how I colored this cat, check here.  It's always a bit challenging to really see what's going on in a photo, but this is what I did to make the front of the card:
  • First, I made a double mat of dark green card stock and green gingham patterned paper (HOTP) which I attached to my card front.
  • Next I embossed a piece of  light green vellum with an all-over dots embossing folder
  • Before I attached the vellum to the card, I added my focal & sentiment so I could put the glue underneath that in a way it wouldn't be seen.  The bow & banner are both stamped with black StazOn on a green "Shine Design" paper from HOTP.  The banner & the cat's head are both attached with foam tape for added dimension.
  • After attaching the vellum, I realized that it would have looked better if I had inked the edges.  It was too late for that, but I took a dark green fine-tip marker and a ruler and drew around the edges to make them stand out better - hard to see in the picture, but evident in real life.

I actually assembled the inside of this card first.  I started by finding and modifying a poem that I printed on the same light green vellum I used for the front of the card.  I added another cat - this time with a wobble spring holding the head so it bobbles a bit.  I had a stamp that actually came in a set of sympathy stamps from JustRite (With Sympathy), but I thought it was perfect for a Valentine's Day card.  When all was ready, I attached the vellum to just the inside front of the card - once again with the adhesive behind the cat.  Here's a closer look at the inside cat.


Becca Sadler said...

Purr-fectly delightful Valentine's card! I love how you coordinated everything because it looks like a purchased set!

kittykat3308 said...

I was looking thru your blog and you have some really beautiful cards there. I really like your "kitties" a lot. I wonder why? :^)

Love and Prayers,
Kathleen (kittykat3308)