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  • 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:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    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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  • Meow Vacay



    A fun little kitty at the beach card. He’s just relaxing under an umbrella w/ tall, cold drink nearby. Would be perfect for a summer birthday, Father’s Day or a getaway, bon voyage card for friends. Change up the colors to go with your chosen paper.

    A big congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS902)! She has fun, growing gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the narrow window layout but I used different images, dies, colors & a stamped greeting instead of die cut.

    For my card, I die cut the white front then used a mini slimline die for the window. I wanted have a bit of a frame, so i cut the inside piece w/ the next smaller size die & put the frame back w/ a piece of designer paper behind it. The images were colored & die cut w/ their coordinating dies, popped up.

    These are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Cats at the Beach set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Sm. Stitch Rectangles, Cats at the Beach set, Mini Slimline w/ Stitch dies,  MISTI, Copic markers 



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  • Christmas Coffee Cats


    A super cute Christmas kitty & coffee card using some bright colors & cheerful paper. Perfect card for a friend w/ cats or who loves their coffee.

    A big congrats to Dawn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS879)! She has a wonderful little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the angled layout & coffee theme, but used different images & dies, different colors & made mine a Christmas card.

    After coloring & die cutting the kitty, coffee cups & Christmas tree cupcake, I die cut a lg white panel then used a scallop frame die to cut the bottom off at an angle. I added a piece of colorful Christmas paper on the bottom section. I wanted a little more of the red scallop frame (the same die I used for the angled edge) to show a bit more, so I used a small corner rounder on all the corners. In case you didn’t know about this, here’s a little tip for coloring in small dots like on my cupcake & the coffee cups. When those dots are little & in a sea of the opposite color, it can be hard to keep that color from bleeding into those little dots. I figured out that if I color in the little dots first, then go over them w/ a clear Glaze pen (Sakura), it helps keep the larger colored area from seeping into those dots.

    The kitty & cups were popped up a bit for a little dimension. Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

     


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Cats set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, Rubbernecker Stamps: Ho Ho Ho  paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangles, Outside Scallop Frame, Christmas Cats,  dies,  MISTI, Copic markers, sm. corner rounder punch



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