Hello friends stampers and crafters I know you are not used to seeing a post form me on a Sunday, but I am doing a blog hop with many many talented demonstrators today showing you how to use Holiday catalog products in ways other than for the Holidays. So I picked the much beloved Cat Punch and some of the other products from that suite to so you how to make a card that can be used for a wedding or to some one your love.
I started off my card by taking the embossing paste and the cherry cobbler reinker and creating a brick color paste. I then took the Brick looking mask from the Pattern Party Decorative masks and taped my Basic gray cardstock down to my work surface with the mask over it. I applied the colored embossing paste to this piece and set it aside to dry. While the brick wall was drying I worked on the background piece. It was a piece of very vanilla cardstock, and I started my ink blending process. I started at the bottom with Daffodil Delight classic ink and a stampin’ sponge and worked my way up the cardstock about a third of the way, then changed to Pumpkin Pie and did the same thing. I changed to Rich Razzelberry and then to night of navy at the top. I let each color blend into the other. Once I had the blending the way I wanted it I flicked some plain water on it with a stampin’ spritzer and then dried off the water with a paper towel. I wanted it to look like stars in the distance. I wanted a little more shimmer to it so I flicked on the clear wink of stella and let this dry.
While the wink of stella was drying I punched out a 2 1/4″ circle in So Saffron. To make a little more depth to what would become the moon I sponged around the edges with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink. I Layered the ink blended piece onto a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock cut at 1/8″ larger than the Very Vanilla piece. This was layered onto a piece of Powder Pink cardstock.
At this point the embossing paste was dry so I placed it on the card front using fast fuse. I took the cat punch and punched out one of the black cats from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, and one from Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped his little face in Basic Black Archival ink on the Very Vanilla Cat. On the black cat from the designer series paper I colored in his eyes with the lemon lime twist stampin’ write marker. I then took the powder pink marker and flicked in some pink ears on the my other little cat. I enter twined there tails and placed them on the card front. I then did a faux bow using the Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon. on the brick wall and placed a heart that I cut out in powder pink on Stampin’ Dimensionals. On this I added a very vanilla heart that I stamped I adore you from Graceful Gardens Stamp set. I added a silver heart from the metallic enamel shapes and some of the stars in the sky. I then added some basic pearls to the black cat as a collar to jazz her up a little. Once this was all done I added this to a basic black cardbase cut a t 4 1/4″ x 11 scored at 5 1/2.
I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today’s hop. I also hope that we can inspire you to think a little outside of the box on using these Holiday Products in the new Holiday Catalog. Make sure that you hop all the way through and see all the great ideas from all the very talented demonstrators hopping today.
This month’s theme is: Anything but the Holidays!