Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cornish Heritage - Kitty Stamp Thank You Card

Hi Guys! Back today with another card from the Tuesday... This one is a card especially for my little sister ("Hi Beck") and in a way for my Dutch cousin Joan, who really wanted to see some cat cards on my blog...  I have avoided doing anything with cats for a couple of reasons, but the big one recently is, Mark took the cats when he moved out, so apart from seeing their adorable faces on the fridge door as magnets, I don't get to see them anymore. When he moved, this was one of the toughest things for me. The kitties were definitely my babies, but I know they are being loved, and looked after at least... On with the card hey?
My dear friend Annmaree sent me this image last week, and it was actually the first time I've coloured an animal stamp (in a very long time at least) I used my Stampin' Write Markers on watercolour paper, and a blender pen. I then cut the main image out using my spellbinders nestie Ovals and a Nestie Label 4 in Soft Suede. I stamped my woodgrain stamp on the Bashful Blue base and Soft Suede label in coordinating ink. I then wrapped some Moss Green Seam Binding ribbon around the blue base and tied a big bow. I layered it all onto a Crumbcake base and added three Blush Blossom Mini Rolled Roses  and a sentiment in Soft Suede to finish it all off. 
I am entering this into two challenges, the first is the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches which grabbed me as soon as I saw it. I think its the ribbon treatment to be honest, I love that it frames the card nicely... Next up is the Fancy Flowers challenge at the Ribbon Carousel.
Thanks for popping by :) 


Anonymous said...

OH,Yess ,I read now about the cats what sad..(The hole story )

About the cat card -yes ,I love this card very much!

Take care and regards from your cousin from Holland - Joan

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What an adorable image! LOVE the rolled flowers as well! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel!

Melissa Craig said...

I hope your sister likes her card as much as I do! So adorable. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Leintje* said...

Hello Jess,
Well you've coloured this stamp so beautiful!! That sketch looks fun to!

Love from The Netherlands,

Anonymous said...

you did awesome with this, I love the colours and the rolled flowers!

*waves back at kitty*

Angela said...

So cute; love how you layered the diecuts and the textured background! Thank you for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Andrea Ewen said...

How lovely, Jess...those rolled flowers really add some beautiful color to your card and that kitty image is just adorable! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at the Ribbon Carousel!