"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly"
I am here today to share a Thinking of You card I made for a friend who is feeling under the weather. She loves cats, so I pulled out a fanciful Kliban cat stamp I hadn't used for a long time.
I die cut some Add a Little Dazzle white craft metal to make more clouds for this sweet sky scene. This piece of MAMBI paper already had some adorable clouds on it, but I wanted even more for better dimension. (Why do I almost type dementia whenever I am trying to type that word????) The dies are from Lil' Inker Rainbows & Clouds. Don't they go perfectly with the ones on the patterned paper?
After cutting out the clouds, one flipped over and I loved the look of the silver reverse with the white. So I kept one of them turned over for a gleaming silver cloud. I hadn't planned on doing that, or I would have cut a silver one on purpose so the smooth edges were on the correct side. Even so, I really love how it looks....upside down and all. You can see the detail below.
I stamped my goofy flying cat with Memento - Tuxedo Black onto a snippet of thick cardstock. I watercolored his scarf with waterbrush and Crayola watercolor pencils, and then fussy cut him out.
My sentiment is on a snippet of cardstock with a stamp from The Alley Way Stamps - Speak Easy set. Love how well this casual font works with this enthusiastic and determined cat. I had previously snipped the sentiment stamp into two segments for this card, but I put it in one long wavy line this time. I like the effect. Do you?
I put the kitty and the sentiment panel up on foam for a 3D look. LOVE how this card turned out. I hope it will bring a smile to my friend's heart.
Have a lovely rest of the weekend and I'll see you later.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Up in the Clouds...
2. Add a Little Dazzle Dazzling Diva Challenge #60 - Flowers or Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - January 2015
5. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground Week #162 - Use snippets