Well, the Cat Lovers Hop is purring right along and today finds us reaching the half-way point already!
My first card for today happens to use the prize set that Art Impressions is offering some fortunate hopper over on HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com: With a Friend. You can see the details over on the main hop page HERE.
I embossed the stamp on the sweet Spellbinders shaped card base, then, to make the scene stand out, I stamped it again onto white cardstock and watercolored the image. When done, I popped it up with a couple of foam sheets and ran a black Sharpie across the edges BEFORE taping it down to the base.
It looks really cool in real life popped up like that! The sweet words say: “In the Garden with a friend is the best Place to be.” Awww! I’m sure they would’ve said ‘snoozing with a friend’ if they’d’ve had room! : )
Art Impressions: With a Friend Window stamp
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Tsukineko Versamark Ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Black
Tsukineko Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
Marvy Uchida Le Plume II pens – 2,5,8,12,15,37,75,77,87,90,97
I stepped out of my comfort zone by using these cool summer colors on some Toucans. I’d love to take a vacation down to South American and see some Toucans in real life again! (SSS Monday Challenge Let’s Take a Vacation) They’re really quite gregarious.
I love that donut stuck on his beak!I tried to use THIS cool gelatos technique to get some leaves and butterflies in the background sky, but you can just barely see it…
I’ll have to work on that technique again some other time.
This will make a nice card to give a package of each of the hot beverages we’re highlighting and a mug… (had it not be nearing deadline, I would have put one together, but I’ll have to do that later.)
This was my first time playing with Amplify… WoW! It really puffs up when you heat it! Cool stuff!! Once again I made my own word Cocoa from the Chocolate die and Tea from a set that had the words “Thank” and “friend” in it and just cut out the letters needed.
Verve Stamps Cup of Kindness Free Digi that you can find HERE
Verve Stamps “Chocolate” and “Coffee” dies
Spellbinders Labels One and Decorative Labels One
Spellbinders In’spire Celebration 2 “Thank You” and “Hello Friend”
Spellbinders Gilded Life Petite Lace die
Simon Says Stamp “Sending” die
Sakura Gelly Roll pen – white
Tsukineko Radiant Neon Amplify – white
Core’dinations cardstock red, pink, teal, kraft
I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges: