Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Cat Lover Friend

Hey there, hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Yesterday, I ran my usual errands. Also, got to go to Island Scrapbooking and did a make 'n take by Jenny (Sister Stamps). The "arigato" card is the same one on her blog with cute Kiyomi and butterflies. I had to get a new heating gun too at Ben Franklin for embossing since mine broke last weekend. Gee, I must've over worked it as I always emboss my images to give it that nice shiny effect.

Here's a card I just finished for my friend. She's a cat-lover so I tried to use whatever I had that's related to cats. The image is by Penny Black. To give it a bit of a 3-D effect, I used my
X-Acto knife to cut a tiny hole above the kitty's paw, then inserted the rose bud stems. They are by Wild Orchid. The edge is distressed with "Spun Sugar" by Distress Ink. I created a strap using my "paw" punch by EK, then taped the "paw" ribbon over it. You can't really see the actual paw, but my friend will see the full design when she looks in the back of the strap. I found the ribbon at Walmart. I had that metal piece that reads 'Cats leave paw prints in our hearts' for quite some time and thought it would be perfect for this card though I can't remember where I got it from.
Here's the inside of the tri-fold card. This image is also by Penny Black. The sentiment is from Viva Las Vegasstamps. Have you been there before? It's hard to find but that little store had hundreds (if not thousands) of stamps. You gotta allow a lot of time to browse thru every one.

And here's the removable strap.

Other supplies used were Copic markers, grass stamp, DP by Bella Press from Island Scrapbooking, and Spellbinder dies.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your Sunday and have a fabulous week.


Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my Karen~
Only so cute ~ I jost go back home tonight all went well with my hubby. I will try and create something with a day or two and have it posted..
I need to catch up with other errands first..
But I luv your gate fold card.. cute image..

Cyndi said...

super cute cat card! i love cats too! and like the removable strap!

coops said...

gorgeous card karen.i love the fab design and the image is stunning and great colours :D

xx coops xx

Joy said...

Really cute card, Karen!

I think I have some of those stamps,'s been awhile, I love Penny Blacks's cats and other animals.

I bet your friend Loved it!Thanks for sharing!

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh...these cat images are so cute! Your friend will cherish is card. So cute to add those flowers.

Hugs and Love.

Cheryl said...

What a cute gatefold card Karen! I love those cat images by Penny Black. Your friend will love this card!