|COOLEST PICTURE EVER!!!! I don't know who it is, but I LOVE it!!!|
The CAT LOVERS HOP is EXTENDED!!!!!
Oct. 26 - Nov 1, 2015
Happening through the weekend at Her Peaceful Garden
Last day to link up: Now is Nov. 1
Last day to comment: Now is Nov. 3
I am totally loving that you are here for another of my cards for the Cat Lovers Hop. Have you started on your cat project yet? There are some fabulous sponsors with awesome prizes for some lucky random winners among those who link up a cat-themed project and for those who comment on the linked-up projects. Check out the Hop Guidelines and FAQ Page and link up on the Main Page. :)
One of the generous sponsors of the Cat Hop is none other than........... Unity!!!
Today, also, is Unity's Designer Hop and Friends with Flair Link Up, so I am combining my weekly FWF post with a Cat Hop card. :) I hope you will join me in showing Unity how much we appreciate them for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop by visiting their blog and/or social media spots and telling them thanks!!!
Here are some links: Unity blog, Unity Facebook, Unity Twitter, Unity Instagram.It is so awesome to see that several of you already posted thank yous to these companies!!! Cat Lovers are THE BEST!!!! You all make me so proud.
For my Unity Friends with Flair Link Up card this week, I used one of my new Unity grab bag sentiment stamps. (I know I said I was going to use my neglected ones, but these are just irresistible!! And, at least, I am using uninked ones....even though they are new!) I teamed it up with an ancient Hero Arts kitty stamp that I absolutely love. (The date on it says 1990!!)
I used some long-hoarded K&Co. scraps for the background panels in bright autumn patterns and also some shimmery DCWV orange cardstock scraps. LOVE!!!
I stamped the image and sentiment with Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia and heat embossed them with clear powder. Then I colored the image with some Faber-Castell Art-Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils I won a while back. (THANKS, F-C!!!) I inked the edges of the panels with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy.
Here's an angled shot so you can see a bit of the gleam of the foiled K&Co. papers and the shimmer of the metallic orange cardstock. The soft velour ribbon behind the image panel is a nod to the warm, fuzzy coats on the kitties. Awwwww.....
Hint: My velour ribbon was kind of thick, but not as thick as my foam squares. I didn't want my image panel to be bowed up or down along the middle. So.....I cut another strip of the same ribbon but shorter than the width of the panel (and then cut it lengthwise into two long, narrow strips)....and used it as my "foam" by gluing it underneath to the top and bottom edges. Voila! Exact same thickness for a level panel. :)
I hope you enjoyed my card. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
Don't forget that you can link up your own cat-themed project and/or comment on the linked projects for a chance at the randomly drawn prizes in the Cat Lovers Hop. AND......Unity has the same sort of thing on their Hop and Linky Party!! Make a "Unity + Cat" project and link it both places!!! Yay!! (But you only have through Wednesday evening for the Unity link-up.)
See you later today with another cat project!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
In addition to my CAT LOVERS HOP
1. Unity's Designer Hop and Friends with Flair Link Up
2. Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch #131
3. Southern Chipboard October Challenge - Halloween or Fall