Cat Café


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!

Have a nice day!!


Aitor’s Birthday Card


I’m showing you today the birthday card I made for my boyfriend, whose name is Aitor.  I wanted to make something special for him, so I made a pop-up card. I used MFT “Strike up the band” stamp set designed by Birdie Brown. How cute are these bunnies? And I love the sentiments in the stamp set!

I stamped all the bunnies on Bristol paper with VersaFine onyx black ink and colored everything using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and a gold gel pen for some details. Then I fussy cut all the images. I kept the front panel very simple using Lawn Fawn “Perfectly plaid christmas” paper and a stripe of white cardstock die cut using Lawn Fawn “Stitched borders” dies. I stamped the sentiment with Memento lady bug ink and adhered the little drummer with foam tape.

For the inside of the card I used blue cardstock for the sky, and then I die cut two pieces of green cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies. I don’t have any pop-up dies, so I made the pop-up mechanism using a craft knife on the back hillside cardstock. Then I adhered the front hill cardstock to those pop-up elements and glued the bunnies. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using WOW clear hologram sparkle embossing powder.

I really like how this card turned out. To be honest, this was my second attempt to make the pop-up mechanism, but I wanted to check if I needed the pop-up dies or if I could made this kind of card without them.

I hope you like this card! Have a nice day!!

I’m entering this card into MFT Color Challenge #58: