Ok, if you’ve spent any time with me on YT, Instagram or my blog, you know that I am a total dog person. But today I am here to share a card for all those folks who love the independent spirit of cats!
The whimsical look of the IndigoBlu Kevin’s Gang cat stamps fit so well with the sentiment in the stamp set that says: “DOGS come when they’re called (a feature I personally love about dogs) CATS take a message and get back to you”. Because I wanted to accentuate the silly kitty images, I refrained from coloring them up (except for a tiny bit of Copic RV52 for inside their ears – I couldn’t help myself!). All I did was add a little shine and a teeny bit of texture by going over the eyes, noses and various fur patterns with a black Sakura Glaze Pen. Then I just fussy cut them out so I could position them in some heart windows cut from a tonal grey patterned paper from my scrap box (it was from the DCWV Alphabet Stack for the letter Q).
To create heart windows from which the kitties could pop out, I used the small and medium hearts from the Diemond Dies Inside and Out Stitched Hearts Die Set that had the stitching on both the inside and outside of the hearts. I wanted the stitching detail for the heart window frames and this worked perfectly. To add a bit of color, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry to create an ombre effect in each heart window.
I used thin double sided foam adhesive (from the Dollar Tree!) to position and pop up all the kitties and the card front with the heart windows. Then I heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock that I first prepped with my EK Success Powder Tool with Super Fine Ranger White Embossing Powder and split it up so that the card front had the first doggy part and the inside of the card had the second kitty part of the sentiment. For the inside of the card, I also added a fourth kitty from the IndigoBlu Kevin’s Gang stamp set . This one was in repose, which seemed to fit the idea of cats getting back to their people in their own time. 🙂
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The following is a process video of creating this kitty lovers card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Add a Heart
Penny Black and More Love, Hearts and or Flowers Challenge
Card Mania Red and Hearts Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional for Boy/Man Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Twist Love Challenge