Sunshine is Fine

This cool cat has the perfect spot! Float around for a while, then lay out on a beach towel. Perfect way to spend a summer day and who wouldn’t trade places with him? He’d got it made in the shade, unless he’s walking on sunshine.

A big congrats to Melissa, this week’s Featured Stamper (FS904)! She has a super gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the filmstrip idea but used different images, dies, colors, changed it from Christmas to summer & made mine a mini slimline,

After coloring the cool kitties, I die cut them & a plain white panel for the center of the filmstrip. The filmstrip itself was cut out of black. There are 4 opening in the die cut as is, but I cut it apart & spliced it back together with only 3. This is easier to do on dark card stock because it doesn’t show on the black. The kitties were added behind the filmstrip & trimmed so they didn’t go out into the edges. Then I backed the center section w/ another piece of white. The paper behind the white panel was also spliced since it’s shorter than the mini slimline layer. Again, it was easy to do down at the very dark blue end. When I tilted the filmstrip it looked a little bare in the upper left corner so I added a die cut sun before attaching the filmstrip. Sorta reinforces the “sunshine” theme as well.

The filmstrip was only slightly elevated. Here are the Copics I used:

so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Cats at the Beach set
 Paper:  Staples 110# white, sm scraps of yellow, black, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:, Cats at the Beach set, Mini Slimline w/ Stitch, Sun/Moon, Slimline Filmstrip dies,  MISTI, Copic markers 

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