Wednesday, January 23, 2019

You're the Cat's Meow - Show Us Your Pussycat Challenge #38 & Tuesday Morning Sketches #487

I have heard that having a cat for a pet reduces stress and lowers blood pressure.  Two good reasons to have a cat for a pet.

 I had 2 cats for a while and I adored them, and they me.  They were both very interactive and even talked to me (well in cat language of course)  They are both gone now and I miss them very much. There was nothing more 'calming' that to set curled up with a blanket with a cat snuggled up on your lap. 

So when I saw the "Nine Lives" stamp set and coordinating punch in the new Occasions catalogue I was excited.

The snow is really coming down this morning, so it's a great morning to be creative.  So, I pulled out the "Nine Lives" stamp set and created the card below. In going with the Nine Lives theme I used up the second life of some retired DSP.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges: Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #38 here and Tuesday Morning Sketches #487 here

Using the stamparatus and the "Nine Lives" stamp set,  the cat was double stamped - first in Black Memento followed by Cajun Craze.  I then punched the cat using the Cat Punch and added it to a Very Vanilla die cut circle  This circle was matted with a Scallop circle in Cajun Craze.

The card base is Cajun Craze, layered with Very Vanilla and then the retired "Festival of Prints" DSP (blue with white circle pattern).  Along the bottom is a 2 1/4" strip of Cajun Craze card stock which I embossed with the new "Dot to Dot" embossing folder.

Above this strip, to the left is a 2 3/4 by 2 1/2" piece of the opposite side of the DSP (Cajun Craze zig zag).  This is matted with Cajun Craze.

The art piece is adhered over all these layers slightly to the right.

The sentiment is from the 'Nine Lives' stamp set.  I stamped it using Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla, then matted it with a blue card stock followed by Cajun Craze.  A double bow using  1/8" white organza ribbon was added on the zig zag DSP to the left of the art piece with a glue dot.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Nine Lives
Ink:  Black Memento, Cajun Craze, Smokey Slate blendability
Papers:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP (retired), Pool Party
Accessories:  Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch, 1/8" white organza ribbon, stamparatus, Dot to Dot embossing folder

I have also submitted the card to the following challenges:


Patti said...

Your card has a really neat vintage feel Maria. I really love the embossing detail. Soooo when are you going to get a new kitty???? Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

Debbie said...

What a great card! I love kitties, too!
I like your color combo and embossing!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
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Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for linking this lovely card up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over on The House that Stamps Built! Such a fun layout for your cute cat!

Heather said...

What a fabulous card! That stamped kitty looks amazing with the the orange stamped for his stripes! And I love how you mentioned the second life of your papers; so fun! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card! Love that kitty cat stamp. Thanks so much for sharing with us at TMS! -Lori DT

ike said...

A beautiful card and I love the kitty.
Sorry to hear you lost your kitties - I have about 20.... 12 live inside and the others are just "Hangers-On" LoL
I sit on the sofa at night with up to 8 kitties sleeping on me - I am pretty sure they regard me as 'furniture' hahahaha
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cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)