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And one more bat and cat meme to get you in the mood for my card!
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
Welcome to Day 4 of the Cat Lovers Hop and also National Cat Day. Today I will have two cat posts. (I thought I'd have two yesterday, but today I really think I will!! Ha.)
I hope you all have been enjoying the Cat Lovers Hop this week as much as I have. There have been so many awesome projects and entertaining stories about your cats. I can tell we are a bunch of hard-core cat lovers!!! :)
I want to thank each of YOU for the super-encouraging comments you've made about this hop. I'd never done anything like this before and it was kind of scary getting it all organized, and wondering if anyone would even be interested. I wasn't sure any sponsors would want to take a chance on a hop that had never been done before. You cat lovers have been FANTASTIC taking the time to send these sponsors notes of thanks on Facebook and/or their other pages. THANKS SO MUCH!!! I definitely am thinking about doing this again next year! Yay!!
Today I am showcasing another of our generous sponsors: Waffle Flower. I hope you will join me in thanking them on their blog and/or social media spots.
Here are some links for you: Waffle Flower blog, Waffle Flower Facebook, Waffle Flower Instagram
My card uses one of my very favorite cat stamp sets: On My Mark by Waffle Flower. (This set also has a dog on it, but we won't mention that on National Cat Day, will we?!!) I absolutely adore this looooooooooong cat. I do all sorts of antics with it on my cards. :) Today, though, I have the cat actually walking on all fours in a whimsical little spooky scene.
I dry embossed my background and sanded it to make moonlit highlights on the trees. I stamped some bats on vellum with Versafine ink in Onyx Black and heat embossed them with clear powder. I cut them out with some of the vellum showing around the edges for more definition. I stamped my cat with Versamark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with silver powder.
Next, I tore my craft table apart in a panic looking for my "EEK!" Unity stamp that I had set out a couple of weeks ago.....so it would be handy.....arrrrgh! Now it is nowhere to be seen!!! (I hope I am not the only one this ever happens to!) So I printed "eeek!" out on some white paper and glued it on my scene. (sigh...)
For the grass, I cut two fringes of black cardstock and lightly brushed a silver ink pad over them to make them glisten a bit. Then I put my nervous cat in between the layers and lifted the blades of grass with a piece of paper slipped underneath them. Do you like his googly eyes? Hehehehe.... I finished it by mounting the whole thing on a glittery silver card base.
HINT: I want to mention something about heat embossing. Don't always worry if it's not perfect!! For this fun little scene, not one of my images heat embossed flawlessly. The bat wings have holes in them and the cat has a little birthmark on his shoulder. I could have fixed them easily with markers, but guess what.....I decided to keep them that way for this card. To me, sometimes the imperfection of a technique has its own charm. I like the way these not-quite-right images add to the playfulness. For other cards, you want that heat embossing to be absolutely spot-on....but for something more casual, a few holes or bubbles are fine. So, relax! :)I hope you have enjoyed my card today. I'd love for you to join us in the hop. Read the Hop Guidelines and FAQs here and link-up a cat project through Sunday Nov. 1 on the main page and/or comment on the linked-up projects through Tuesday Nov. 3rd to be in the drawing for the fabulous prizes from our awesome sponsors!!!
Thanks again for stopping by and for all your sweet comments about my projects and the hop. You make my cat day!!!
A CHALLENGE AND ANOTHER HOP:
Hey, Cat Lovers, did you see the "Furry Friends" challenge over at Double-Click? You can enter your Cat Hop projects over there, too!!! I already see several familiar ones linked up. :)
Also, if you just can't get enough cat projects and prize opportunities to satisfy your cravings here, there is a National Cat Day Hop over at Haidee's Created 2 B Unique blog. Did I mention she has a super-fabulous prize package for a random hopper??? Wow!! Tell her you saw her fun hop mentioned at the Cat Lovers Hop on Her Peaceful Garden.
Enjoy today and be sure to pet your sweet kitties (and the other ones, too...lol...)!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
In addition to the CAT LOVERS HOP
1. Verve Stamps Inspiration Challenge - Black, White, and Glam
2 Craft Rocket Challenge #2 - Spooky
3. Double Click Challenge - Furry Friends