Friday, March 1, 2013

Kitty Cards

The last few months with Bobra in my life have been so much fun. He's stinkin' cute in a way that most young creatures are, because that's what keeps you from killing them*. I mean, don't get me wrong ... I love the little fuzzball to pieces, but man, thank goodness this furniture was well-made, because otherwise it would be in shreds by now. I already put away the good quilt from the bed and I'm using one I really don't care about much. The things we do for our little ones.

So when I saw the Nine Lives set from Paper Smooches, there was really no decision to make - I bought it. And tonight I opened it and used it to make two cards. Here's the first one:


The only new thing here was the stamps; everything else is very, very old. The blue-green textured paper is from a DCWV Scrapbook Kit - Cat that I bought at Recollections when Recollections was still a separate store chain. (moment of silence) I have an amazingly large amount of it left.

The card design is kindof a combination of this card and this one that I made last night. I colored the cat with Copics and cut him out. THAT image is why I bought the set. Broke the 50% rule by a lot, but I may come to love the other images, too. Once I added the banner at the top I realized I had no vertical element, so I stamped the yarn image, colored it, cut it out and stuck it on. Then I ran a piece of twine under the banner and attached it with a few dots of Glossy Accents to make it look wiggly.

Then I colored another cat image and used two pieces of paper from the Cat stack:


I watched Kristina Werner's video about how to get a diagonal cut from a piece of striped paper, and since this stack is 8x8 instead of 6x6, it was super easy to get a full A2 sized piece, which I then hacked up anyway. My goal with this card was to use the Made From Scratch sentiment, so I drew in some scratches. The sentiment is stamped on a banner I tried to make look shredded at the bottom. I even tore a corner of it, on purpose.

This is the "you've gotta love him anyway" look I get when he does something. He is so full of love and maybe even a bit manipulative. I just thank my parents for buying furniture back in the 50s that still lives to this day. It's mine now, and it's pretty hardy stuff.

Yeah, Bobra and I are getting along just fine. :) I love that fur-butt. There, I said butt.

Thanks for stopping by!

*I would NEVER do that. I'm too busy laughing, anyway. I knew what I was getting into with this critter, and I love him to bits. 

Products used but not linked below: DCWV Cat stack (no longer available that I can find), Twinery Strawberry twine, SU DSP, SU brown and black card stock, Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch, misc washi tape.




6 comments:

  1. I can't pick a favourite card between these two! They are both purrfect! You hit them out of the ball park.

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  2. heh heh heh....butt. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That little kitteh is adorable! I love the shredded banner, too. We have a little trouble maker, too, but we make do - we don't need no stinkin' fancy digs anyway. I'd rather have happy kittehs.

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  3. Bravo! These are beyond cute. The yarn is darling and using washi to ground the images is spot on. *smile*

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  4. Great cards, love the made from scratch. We need another picture of your lovable scamp Bobra.

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  5. You have furniture from the 50's? I have decor envy. My favorite time for living space furniture.

    Also, the cat, it is squeeable.

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  6. You have furniture from the 50's? I have decor envy. My favorite time for living space furniture.

    Also, the cat, it is squeeable.

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