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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Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge – Be Happy Card

Hello, crafty peeps!

Today is Papertrey Ink’s February 2016 Blog Hop Challenge with this inspiration photo:


And here is the card I created:


Can’t you just hear Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy song?! : )

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Pretty Petals & Make It Market: You Are a Masterpiece Stamp Sets
  • Spellbinders Butterfly Circles Dies
  • Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst dye ink
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink: Lightening Black
  • Versamark Ink
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Copic markers: YG 63, R20 & R32
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen: white
  • DCWV card
  • Neenah Astroparche cardstock
  • Nicole Spangles sequins
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. Burlap and toothpicks

Today, I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I have several cards that I need to finish up and post, but am battling my third cold this year and it’s a doozy, so we’ll see when I manage to get them posted. Hope to see you soon!



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