I made this CAS (Clean And Simple) card for a crafty friend’s (YT: Sue Ann Thomason) granddaughter, Krista, who is graduating with honors from Ohio University — Go bobcats!
Sue Ann said Krista is a bright young lady who likes the CAS style so I thought I could made a fun shaker card, spelling out “OHIO U.” with the Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC’s Die Set (also available HERE in the UK) and a small 1/8″ hole punch and filling a shaker pocket with dark green and black sequins — perfect for St. Patricks Day (which happens to be today!) and are the colors of Ohio University.
Since the Ohio University mascot is the bobcat, I decided I could try to alter 3 kitten stamps from the Clearly Besotted “You’re Purrfect” Stamp Set and color up some of cats like bobcats. I used the following Copic colors and drew them all with a stripey bobcat look: E41, W3, W5, W7, E99 and R20. I docked their tails when I fussy cut them out, and I also doodled more almond shaped eyes (for the leaping kitty) and wispy ear tips to make these kittens look more like bobcats.
Lastly, for a little more interest, I used a small paw print stamp and some Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Premium Dye Ink as well as a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Pumice Stone to add some fun, whimsical paw prints across the card front. I didn’t want the paw prints to distract from the cute bobcats, and I thought this grey color was a nice coordinating saturation level. I put the popped up the card front with shaker pocket with double sided foam adhesive onto a black card stock card base to finish off the whole look.
The following is a video share of this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Krumspring Think in Thirds Surprise Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bit O Green Challenge
Addicted to CAS Doodle Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Gems or Pearls
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Seven Hills March Tic Tac Toe Challenge – Animals, Big Letters and Die Cutting
Oh. My. Goooooodness!!! If this card got any more adorable I’d have to break down in a neverending awwwwwww! Love the sparkly shaker bits, too! I’m sure your friend will really appreciate this one-of-a-kind design!
Awww thanks so very much Becca! Your kind and encouraging words made my day! xoxo
This is so cute Kristina, a great job and I am sure Krista will love it!
Thanks so very much Teresa! I hope you’re right and that Krista enjoys this card. 🙂
Oh what a cute card Kristina,I love it!
Thanks oodles Ann! You’re so sweet to leave these kind and encouraging comments!
I love this card. You did so well with altering the stamps. They look fantastic! The shaker letters are just gravy on top. Love it. 🙂
Awww thanks so much! These little cute kitties from Clearly Besotted are so adorable, it felt weird to alter them, but I thought these tiny changes helped make them look more like bobcats. 🙂
How fabulous! Such a fun card and those cats are adorable! I love the pun in the sentiment too – Krista’s bound to love this card 🙂 Awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts 🙂
Awww thanks so much Esther! It was fun to make this CAS shaker for my friend’s granddaughter. I hope she enjoys it. 🙂
So Cute! Love me some kitties! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door
Awww thanks so much Karen!
Cute card! Simple and effective! Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!
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lovely cute card and tutorial thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Rachel DT
Thanks so much Rachel! Your sweet comment made me so happy!
What a cute card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and good luck x Susan x
A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional gems or pearls” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
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