A few days ago was Sakura’s birthday, so I made a birthday card for her. I love that there are many cat themed stamp sets now and I can find any excuse to play with them 🙂
For this card I used Lawn Fawn “Meow you doin'” stamp set, that I think is fabulous! I stamped the images on Bristol papel using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. The cat is colored like Sakura 🙂 Next, I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper and blended Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, trying to achieve an ombre effect. I spritzed the watercolor panel with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls, and I dried it with a paper towel after few seconds.
Then, I used the big die from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies on black cardstock for my background panel. I randomly stamped the fishbone, the mouse, the paw print and the heart with Versamark ink and heat embossed everything using white embossing powder. I also white heat embossed the sentiment on a thin stripe of black cardstock.
Then I adhered the black and white panel to the card base. I adhered a clear thread to the upper back of the pink panel and to an action wobbler, where I also adhered the kitten image. I glued this action wobbler to the pink panel, and the panel to the background. Last, I glued the two yarn balls together sandwiching the clear thread, and the sentiment stripe. Here I have a video of the card:
I must tell you that I almost can’t share this card. I was trying to film the video when Sakura caught the yarn ball and freed the thread. Lucky, I can put everything together 🙂
Again, I asked my boyfriend to select one stamp set and he came with these adorable meerkats from Clearly Besotted “I got your back” stamp set. Initially I was quite happy, but then I had a hard time deciding which kind of card should I make. Finally, I went for a simple card.
First, I die cut the polaroid frame using Lawn Fawn “Say cheese” die. Then, I trimmed a piece of Bristol paper slightly smaller than the polaroid frame to make my scene. I stamped the rock from the stamp set in the middle of the scene using Vesafine Onyx black ink, masked it, and stamped it two more times, to the left and to the right of the previously stamped rock, slightly rotated. That way I got a bigger rock to put my meerkats. I stamped three meerkats on Bristol paper and then colored all the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I fussy cut the meerkats, glued the background to the polaroid frame with double sided tape and stamped the sentiment “from all of us” from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set. Next, I adhered the meerkats using foam tape.
I wanted the photograph to stand out form the card front, so I trimed a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes brown paper slighly smaller than an A2 size card and glued it to the card base. I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment from Neat and Tangled “Big top birthday” stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the polaroid picture to the card.
I’m looking forward to seeing the projects of the card makers for this stage! This challenge is so much fun!
I haven’t told you that besides Sakura we have another cat. We adopted her because her former owner has moved to another country because of his job. She was called Khaleesi, and although we are big fans of A Song of Ice and Fire (the books, we haven’t watch the tv series) we really don’t like Daenerys. The first night at home the kitten was hissing and growling all the time, so her new name was quite evident: Grumpy (but with Spanish pronunciation 😉 ). Truth be told, Grumpy is a very loving cat and her name does not do her justice.
In her vet record says her birthday is in April, but we didn’t know which day, so we decided that next Saturday is the perfect day to celebrate her birthday, yay! With this pretext and the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge in mind, I made an interactive birthday card for her.
First, I die cut an oval from white cardstock using the largest die from Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies. I used Lawn Fawn “Sharp backdrops” stamp set to make the upper side pattern stamping one of the stamps with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. For the floor, I stamped the Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” stamp using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and used ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers to color over it. Then, I trimmed a stripe of white cardstock to make the baseboard and used the same die cut to mantain the stitching detail. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.
Next, I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn “Meow you doin'” stamp set on Bristol paper using Versafine onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. I also stamped the cat bed in a orange pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Beachside” paper collection and fussy cut the cushion part. For the mechanism that makes the mouse move, I used a stripe of acetate and a brad. I adhered the cat bed with foam tape to allow the stripe of acetate with the mouse to move and the rest of the elements with double sided tape. Last I added Glossy Accents on the party hat, the fish can and the cat nose, and also on the yarn ball that I used as handle.
I really love this card and I had a great time making it. I hope you like it!!
Here I have the birthday card I made for my brother using Lawn Fawn products. I wanted it to look like you are watching Nessy through the window from the inside of your house and then, when you open the card, you can see the outside of the house and the landscape with Nessy.
First, I stamped Nessy, the party hat and the little ship from “Lovable legends” stamp set with Versafine onyx black ink on Bristol paper, colored them with Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them. Then I die cut twice the window from some white cardstock using the “Wonderful window” die. This die is incredible! I love it!! Next, I made a hole in the card base and in the front patterned paper slightly smaller than the window outline. I placed the pattern paper (American Crafts “Lovely Day” collection by Dear Lizzy) in the front of the cardbase and glued one of the window die cuts. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and with Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink. For the curtains I used tissue paper and a thin strip of kraft paper.
Now let’s go to the inside!
I cut stripes of kraft cardstock to make the wood cover for the house, glued them to the inside of the card and then glued the other window die cut. I colored red the flowerpot with alcohol markers and added tons of glossy accents to make it look like a ceramic flowerpot. I also colored the flowers and the grass (die cut with Lawn Fawn “grassy border” die) with alcohol markers and glued everything together.
For the landscape of the inside of the card, I used the negative space of Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” die. I die cut this piece with Mama Elephant “Ocean wave trio” dies as well as a piece of vellum. I inked the sky with Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose Distress inks, and the sea with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers. The vellum is also colored with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.
I used Lawn Fawn “Puffy cloud frames” dies to die cut some clouds from white cardstock and vellum. Finally I glued everything together. To glue the piece of vellum of the sea, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and used Blue PatinaPerfect Pearls, because I can’t heat emboss this particular vellum, it warps a lot! Then I applied glue with a glue pen in the back side of the sentiment and also used the ship to glue the vellum piece. I love the effect of the Perfect Pearls in the sentiment!
So long since my last post! Sorry!! But I started in a new job and I have not had much time for crafting nor blogging 😦 But I’m going to try keeping this blog alive and continue with my crafty adventure!
Today I want to share some cards I’ve made lately but I had no time to share anywhere. I hope you like them!
Let’s go with the first one. This is a birthday card I made for my father using Mama Elephant “Little cat agenda” and “Make a wish” stamps. I’m definitely a cat person, I’ve always been. My dad always calls me the “cat girl” so I made him a cat themed birthday card using these fabulous kitty stamps. I just love them!! I went for a galaxy background with the cosmic cats jumping around the sentiment.
Next I have a “thank you” card using Lawn Fawn “Let’s roll” stamp set. I loooooove japanese themed things so I had to have this stamp set. I colored the images with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils my sister gifted me on my birthday. They are amazing! I’m looking forward to use them on more projects. By the way, the frame is made using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies.
Last but not least, I have another birthday card I made for my beloved friend Nora. Nora was my office mate when we were doing our PhD theses and we both have share sad and happy moments. Now I don’t see her everyday and I really miss her. So I wanted to make a happy and beautiful birthday card for her and I decided to use Lawn Fawn “Year five” stamps, because I love this otter. I also used “Beachside” paper collection and the frame is made nesting two “stitched circles” dies.
Finally I want to tell you that I’m super happy with the new Lawn Fawn challenge blog, Lawn Fawnatics! I want to enter this last card into their first challenge: happy birthday.