Stay Pawsitive Catastrophe Card

I’m back with another Art impressions card for the Cat Lovers Hop and for the Art Impressions Challenge 219: Stamp a Scene.


Since this is a get well card, I just HAD to put Nermal in there… he was given to me when I was in the hospital with a note: ‘Hope you get back to Nermal again real soon!’ How cute was that?!!

Now you can better see this cute little scene of kitty hobbling off carrying his catnip tea the handiest way possible. It cracks me up! Since dad broke his foot the cast is now off, but he is frustrated that the boot didn’t come off this last visit, so this card should cheer him up. I fussy cut the cat and the cup and added a little bit of shadow to the scene.

Then there’s this little cutie-pie on the inside:

Since I didn’t want this to bleed through to the back, I used colored pencils instead of Copics. Glossy accents help the eyes and balloon to look more realistic.

I also like how that Coredinations Black Magic paper sands down to show the inner color! The Paw Print embossing folder goes great with that sentiment!

Materials used:

  • Art Impressions Catastrophy stamp set
  • Spellbinders Butterfly Circles and Heart Circles dies
  • Darice Paws embossing folder
  • Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock (and Sand-It tool)
  • Core’dinations cardstock: orange & white
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Copic markers: B5; BG13,15; C1,3,5; E23,25; RV02; YG61
  • Marvy LePlume II – black
  • Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils: Bright Green, Carrot, Fossil Grey, Parakeet, Persimmon, Petunia, Red Barn & Strawberry
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen – white
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Scotch tape runner

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – click on them for all the details.

Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your encouraging comments!



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24 thoughts on “Stay Pawsitive Catastrophe Card

  1. OMG!!! So Cute! I can’t believe you have a Nermal! I haven’t ever seen one before.
    I am afraid Google is being a drag on the comments and is complicating things again.


  2. Oh how fun – I think cards with puns are extra cute! This should sure cheer your dad up – it made me smile!
    So happy shared this with the Cropstop blog and put us one link closer to our goal of 100 links this month!


  3. This is just so fun, D.Ann! I’m glad your dad is getting better and hope this card cheered him as he finishes healing. What a cute image…carry his tea! Your GA on the eyes looks fabulous and I love your embossed background. I don’t have a pawprint embossing folder (can you believe that???) but I do have that Black Magic Core’dinations cardstock. I haven’t ever used it, but now I need to get it out!!
    Thank you so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  4. OH, that’s adorable, D’Ann! What a great image! Love how you finished the inside of the card as well! Nermal is a cutie too, and such a sweet gift to receive!


  5. This brought a big smile to my face, D.Ann! How cute is the kitty with the broken leg? The beautiful embossed background is perfect for him and the words are precious! Great inside image and sentiment too – this must have really cheered your dad.


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  7. Congratulations, Dawn, you’ve won our Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog! (sorry we’re late announcing this) Please visit the winner’s post there to see how to claim your prize!


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