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Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Pile of Cats

Today's card is for a friend of mine who loves cats and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  The base card is black card stock with a lovely glittered pink, silver, white & black stripe from DCWV forming the inside (and the decorative piece on the outside, too - see picture below).  As you can see, this first picture shows the inside of the card with pop-up cats and the cancer awareness ribbon hanging down from the center cat. 

I don't know how well you can see the dimension in this card, but the cats & basket are all "popped up" at different depths.  The cats, basket, and bows are all from the Stampendous Pop-Up Kitties stamp & die set, colored with chalk pastels & Smooch ink.  You can see more about how I colored them by checking several previous posts: Tabby Cats, Brownish Cats, Siamese Cats, and Tuxedo Cats.  I talk about using the stamps and dies in general in the post, Lots of Cats

The Pop-up card itself was made using the Stampendous Pop-Up die set.  The cancer awareness ribbon was stamped onto a pink holographic paper using a stamp from JustRite's "Be Strong" set of stamps, and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

This is what the outside of the card looks like:

The message is a JustRite stamp from "Good Friends Labels Twenty-Nine" - once again heat embossed with black powder.  The small ribbon in the upper left corner is another stamp from the "Be Strong" set - heat embossed on the same pink holographic paper used for the ribbon on the inside.  The decorative rectangles are cut using dies from Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight.

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