Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cat's Christmas

Are you done with your Christmas cards for this year or you still need to make some more? I have a fun card idea for you. I used a two stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle: Cat's Meow #870 and Snowman Couple - Christmas #872.

Those cats on Cat's Meow stamp set are adorable. I couldn't resist not to use them on the Christmas card. Both cats are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and they are heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Their ears, nose and eyes are colored with Promarkers. To color the cats fur I adhered Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft and Elephant Flocking to them with Sakura Glue Pen. First I added glue to the places where I applied grey flocking. Then I moved on to adhere sparkling white. Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops is added to the cats noses.

On the original version of this chubby cat he looks like he's about to cry. That wouldn't be nice on a Christmas card. So I was careful while inking the stamp and made sure that part of his mouth was left without the ink. Rest of the mouth is drawn with a fine tip permanent black pen. He is much happier now :)

Sentiment from the Snowman Couple - Christmas stamp set is stamped to the vellum with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder.  I drew couple lines with Sakura Glue Pen to above and below the sentiment and covered them with Ballerina Microfine Glitter. After I had assembled entire card, it felt that the sentiment din't show up as good as needed. So I took a fine tip permanent black marker and covered embossed words with it.

To make the background I covered piece of white cardstock with 2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape. Then I used MemoryBox Twilight Snowflakes die to cut snowflakes to the protective sheet of the tape. Because I used heavier paper underneath the tape and not too much presser while diecutting, I didn't had to worry about cutting the snowflakes out. It just cut the top layer. 
I removed most of the protective sheet (left the snowflakes in place) and covered the tape with Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Silver Bullion). I saved the protective sheet. Come back on next Saturday to see how I use it on the other card :) 
Then I removed protective sheet from the snowflakes and covered the tape with Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. 

All was left to too was make a matting layer and add some embellishments. For matting layer I adhered 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape all around the edges of the cardstock and adhered background layer to the center. Then I covered revealed tape with Ballerina Microfine Glitter. 
As a final touch I added Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops in center of each snowflake. 

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Materials used:
StampsCat's Meow #870, Snowman Couple - Christmas #872;
GlittersCloud Nine [GM2000], Ballerina [GM2024];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Silver Detail [EP257];
FlockingTwinkling Clouds [S107], Elephant [FL111]
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Dies: MemoryBox (Twilight Snowflakes)
Adhesives2 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT11], Sakura Glue Pen1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White, Vellum;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Gilding Flakes (Silver Bullion), Nuvo Jewel Drops (Rose Water);

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