Today I have a super fun card! When I first saw the Mama Elephant “Nom nom kitties” stamp set I knew I wanted to make this card: a cat café ruled by ninjas! But in this café the kittens are the customers.
To make this card I first stamped all the images from Mama Elephant “Tiny nijas” and “Nom nom kitties” stamp sets on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. Then, I die cut a piece of Bristol paper using the big frame die from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies, masked the upper portion, stamped Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain Backdrops” stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and blended Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Next, I masked the bottom portion of the panel and blended Tattered Rose Distress ink. I also stamped randomly the little sakura flower stamp from Lawn Fawn “Let’s roll” stamp set using the same ink -I love japanese themed stamps!! I also made a shoji door die cutting a piece of kraft cardstock using the window frame from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies and gluing vellum paper on the back side. Finally, I adhered everything to the panel. I had to cut the ninjas to avoid showing through the door. I love how they’re looking the cats astonished!
Let’s take a look to the inside of the card. I knew I wanted to make a pop-up card, so I trimmed down a piece of Bristol paper to a A2 size card. I inked the upper part with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds. Then, I used the same Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” stamp on the bottom portion of the card. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Everyday pop-ups” dies and glued the cats and the ninjas to the pop-up elements. I added some sushi and the prawn and the narutomaki to two pieces of acetate I adhered to the backside of the ninjas. I love it look like they are in a hurry and the food is flying away 🙂
I also die cut some trees and leaves from color cardstock using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies, and glued them to the background. This way it seems one of those japanese restaurants where you can enjoy a view of the garden while you are having lunch. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Tandem extras” on a piece of vellum I previously die cut with Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” with Versamark ink, heat embossed it using white embossing powder and glued it to the card. Last, I adhered the front panel to the outside of the card base and the inner part to the inside or the card base.
I really had fun making this card and I love how both Mama Elephant stamp sets work together so well!! I hope you like it!
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 🙂
Finally, I decided to use these super cute ninjas and this is my card:
First, I used Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies to die cut a window in my card base and a big oval from dark blue cardstock. Then, I used Mama Elephant “Cityscape” dies on black, grey and white cardstock and blended Memento tuxedo black ink into the white die cut piece to get a dark shade of gray. I trimmed pieces of yellow cardstock and glued them on the back of the cityscape die cuts, glued the three die cuts pieces and used the oval die on them. Then adhered this skyline to the blue oval piece and everything into the inside of the card.
Then, I stamped the ninjas, gifts, shurikens and the flower bouquet with Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock, colored the images with alcohol markers and fussy cut everything. On the front side of the card I stamped repeatedly the “hi-ya!” sentiment and the shuriken using Mama Elephant Winter ink to get a soft pattern. Then I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The diagonal element of this card is the thread I sandwiched between the spinning ninjas and held to the corners of the card with the big shurikens. Last, I adhered the other two ninjas to look like one of them is running along the thread and the other one is sliding along it, on their mission of delivering the presents 😉 Last, I adhered the last ninja to the inside of the card with a pile of gifts.
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!!
Today I want to share a spring themed “congrats” card I made for the current Little Tangles challenge. I have bought some Neat and Tangled stamps and dies lately and I was looking forward to use them! This card features Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp collaboration stamp set called “Cute Chicks”, designed by Elena Roussakis. I totally love this set. Is one of the happiest stamp sets I have seen! Plus, I love Elena’s work as a card maker and also as a designer. She designs amazing stamps!
The theme of the current Little Tangles challenge is “rainbow” and as I couldn’t decide between light and bold colors, I made two cards.
First, I masked the top of two pieces of Bristol paper with post-it note tape and blended some colors in rainbow order. The inks I used in each card are listed in the corresponding image caption. I sprinkled some water and dried it up with a paper towel after few seconds.
I die cut the word “congrats” using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. Then I stamped the big drumming chicken and the two little chicks and I colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Both cards are colored in a very similar way. After the coloring, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the front panels and glued the little pieces of the “o”, “r” and “a”. Then I put foam tape in the back side of the panels to make shaker cards. I filled the shakers with “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection” from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Then, I adhered the card bases to the panels and stamped the sentiment “Hope this puts a spring in your step” on the inside of one of the cards because I plan to mail it to my friend Nora that just defended her PhD thesis.
I love how these cards turned out, I think they are super happy cards.