I just love cats! I have had a cat, although not the same cat, since I was in the 9th grade. All of my cats have been very loving and compassionate, helping me through the tough times and celebrating with me during the happy times. This card is a celebration of the love I feel for my little furry friends.
This card is the 2nd in a series of 3 cards I am making using Stampin’ Up!’s Nine Lives stamp set, the Cat Builder Punch and the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Measurements: Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches folded at 4 1/4 inches, Pear Pizzazz 5 1/4 x 4 inches, Floral Romance DSP 5 x 2 inches, Whisper White 4 x 2 1/4 inches and 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches.
You will also need Stampin’ Up!’s Soft Suede ink, Melon Mambo ink and Memento ink.
Use the Soft Suede ink to stamp the outline of the cat onto the 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip of Whisper White. Stamp towards the bottom of the paper.
We are going to use the Soft Suede ink to add stripes to the cat. Take care to line up the edges before stamping down. Sometimes this takes a couple of tries. This reminds me of a friend’s cat who recently passed away. (The cat not the friend!) In memory of him, I will name this cat Oliver.
Put the strip of card stock with Oliver on it into the Cat Builder punch. Line the edges up and squeeze gently to hold Oliver in place, lay the punch on the table and push quickly and firmly to punch him out. Viola!
Lay Oliver on the Whisper White square to place the sentiment. Using the Memento ink, stamp the sentiment “True Love has four paws” onto the lower left hand cornet.
We want Oliver to be able to speak his mind. Use the Memento ink to stamp the “Meow!” next to Oliver.
Use the Melon Mambo ink and the hearts stamp to put cute little hearts around Oliver. He is a very loving cat!
Add the hearts until you are satisfied with the result.
Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of Oliver. I cut a sliver off of one to put on the back of the tail.
Peel off the backing on the Dimensionals and adhere Oliver to the sentiment piece.
Adhere the Floral Romance DSP to the piece of Pear Pizzazz.
Now to add a little mouse, eek! This is a Two Step stamp. Using the Soft Suede stamp the outline to the mouse onto the bottom right hand corner of the Pear Pizzazz. An example of the solid part of the mouse is on the scrap paper.
We are going to use the Stamping Off Technique on the mouse. I didn’t want the body to be so dark as to obscure the eye. Using the Soft Suede ink stamp onto the scrap paper first, then onto the outline of the mouse. Be sure to line it all up before stamping down. Isn’t that mouse so cute, eek!
Now lay Oliver and the sentiment onto the Pear Pizzazz card piece and stamp a few more of the little hearts.
Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere Oliver and the sentiment to the Pear Pizzazz card piece.
Now adhere the Pear Pizzazz piece to the Whisper White card base, and you have another great card!
Don’t forget to check out the cute kitty card I made on my previous blog. This is a really fun stamp set and there are so many possibilities.
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Stampin’ Up! products used on this card include: Stamp set: Nine Lives #148703; Punch: Cat Builder Punch #144666; Cardstock: Whisper White #100730 and Pear Pizzazz #131201; Designer Series Paper: Floral Romance #148586; Ink: Memento #132708, Melon Mambo #147051 and Soft Suede #147115; Clear Blocks: B #117147, C #118486 and D #118485; Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755.