Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cat Camoflage

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the last of the cat card series I've been crafting.


The card base is Recollections White.  The image is Stampin' Up Happy Wishes stamped in Altenew Galactic Stream on Recollections White and layered on a teal Bazzill.  The cat was cut from more Recollections White with the Stampin' Up Cat paper punch.  The embellishments are Stampin' Up Metallic Pearls.

This is another card that was inspired from this PIN on Pinterest. I love the layered and stamped image.  I played with adding eyes, nose and whiskers but there was no way I could make them look good.  Possibly if I had used black instead of teal I may have been able to draw with a fine tip marker but even that would have been a push.  I'm quite pleased with this ghost kitty.  It's a great result even if it doesn't match the PIN exactly!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Striped Kitty

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another great cat card.


The card base is Recollections Vanilla.  The printed papers are BasicGrey Urban Prairie layered on Recollections Black.  The 'negative' image is the Stampin' Up cat paper punch.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections Vanilla.  The embellishments are Multicrafts Keepsake Memories.

This isn't exactly the 'negative' space cat card I intended but it still works okay.  I had intended to cut strips of printed paper and leave more blank space but was distracted by this piece of Urban Prairie paper.  It did still have the strips I was looking for there's just too much of it.  I think the negative image would be more prominent if there was a little more black space on the card.  It's still a great result, I'd just experiment with the idea a little more.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, February 24, 2020

Hello Kitty

Hello everyone,

Today's post is an Asian inspired cat card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla.  The image is cut with the Stampin' Up Cat paper punch from more Very Vanilla and is layered on an origami paper of unknown origin.  The image panel is layered on a green Bazzill, a gold of unknown origin and a Recollections red.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Four You stamped in Altenew Hunter Green on Very Vanilla and highlighted with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

When I was looking for inspiration on Pinterest, I came across a number of cards which used the negative of the punched image.  I've seen it before but have never given it a try so figured this series of cards was the perfect opportunity.  It's certainly not difficult but it took me a little more time to find a backing paper.  I thought this origami paper was perfect because the scale of the images are great.  I drew the solid colours from the origami paper.  I spent some time looking for a sentiment that would fit in the space, finally settling on a simple 'hello' card which can be used for any occasion.  I'm quite happy with the results.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Just Delightful

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another great cat card.


The card base is Recollections White.  The images are from Wish stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White and coloured with Faber-Castell watercolour pencil crayons.  The image panel is layered on Recollections Black and brown of unknown origin and BasicGrey Porcelain.  The sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly Handwritten Sentiments also stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White and layered on more Recollections Black.  The embellishments are Crafts Rhinestone stickers.

This Wish stamp set was borrowed from my cardmaking neighbor.  I couldn't resist this cute kitten and I loved the anticipation of a tussle with a ball of yarn.  How delightful!  I spent quite a while colouring.  First trying crayons then, a variety of watercolour pencil crayons.  I do so wish colouring came easier to me.  These are really simple images and shouldn't have caused such anxiety.  I love how well the sentiment applies to the images.  It's a wonderful result!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cat Friends

Hello everyone,

After a week long break, I'm finally back to crafting.  Today's post is a great cat card!


The card base is Recollections Vanilla.  The image are cut with the Stampin' Up Cat paper punch from DCWV Pet Stack, Close To My Heart, Recollections Black and a dark grey of unknown origin and adhered to an ivory of unknown origin.  The cat images are layered on an orange of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Sweet Essentials stamped in Soft Suede on more ivory and layered on more orange.

This card was CASED from this PIN.  I was drawn to the simplicity of the card.  I switched things up a little bit by punching some of the images from printed paper.  While the PIN was a sympathy card, I decided to make this a 'friends' card because with that many cats on one card, how could you not send it to a friend.  I'm really happy to have found the PIN because this is a great result.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Friday, February 14, 2020

Golden Trio

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another great cat trio card.


The card base is Recollections Vanilla.  The images are from Wish stamped in VersaMark on Recollections Vanilla and heat embossed in detail gold.  The image panel is layered on DCWV All About Girls card stock and a burnished gold of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Annabelle Stamps Square Posies stamped in Stampin' Up Soft Suede.

These cats are wonderful!  I love the funky patterns and couldn't resist heat embossing.  I was going to try embossing in different colours but that is going to take some experimenting!  I wanted the focus to be entirely on the images so I kept the sentiment short, sweet and small.  I think it's the perfect expression for these three kitties.  It's a better result than I even imagined!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Vintage Kitten

Hello everyone,

Today's card uses a great piece of vintage paper.


The card base is Recollections Vanilla.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Recollections Black.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Perfect Punches stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections Vanilla.  The flower embellishment if of unknown origin.

My mom gave me this paper a while back.  It was a paper placemat in a party kit.  The cat is a little large for a card but carefully trimming it to fit this larger card base is doable.  I love using vintage paper but it's hard to find.  I couldn't decide what type of card I wanted to craft so just kept it all purpose.  It's a great result.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle