Sunday, July 17, 2016

Paws and Be Grateful - Tie Dye, Again....

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with an anniversary card that I made for a friend.  Her hubby is in very poor health and we are all surprised and pleased that he made it to their anniversary this last week.  I thought a card with a gratefulness theme was appropriate.  I hope it will be encouraging to them.

My wild background was an extra I made inspired by the tie-dye technique challenge I entered with this card a few days ago.  I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire.  I absolutely love how this piece turned out but I didn't have time to make a card with it for that particular challenge.  I think it is perfect for this card.

I stamped and die cut some kitties and a sentiment from the My Favorite Things - Cat-itude stamp set and My Favorite Die-namics - Cat-itude die set that I chose as part of a generous prize from My Favorite Things awhile back.  (THANKS, MFT!!!)  Since the background was so bright, I simply stamped the kitties with Versafine Ink in Onyx Black and left them uncolored.  I layered them over an oval cut with my My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set and mounted everything on a purple card base.  Love love love!!!

That's all for tonight.  Thank you for stopping by.  My blogging is intermittent of late, but I do very much appreciate your visits and your lovely comments!!!  


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Artistic Stamper July Creative Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
2. Penny Black at All Sorts July Challenge - AG with a stamp
3. The Ribbon Girls July Challenge - Any Image
4. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #24 - No Designer Paper
5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flora and Fauna
6. Crop Stop Linky Party #18 - AG Using product CS carries (I used Distress Ink for my tie-dye background)
7. Time Out Challenges #61 - Inspired by Words
8. Let's Create Challenges #115 - Four Legged Friends
9. Animal Friends Challenge #40 - Animals + Punches/Dies


  1. Oh dear - That's sad and good news at the same time isn't it ?!
    Such a sweet card and I really LUV your background - that's amazing !!

    IKE xxx

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  2. Cool card and technique! Must investigate how to do this! Love the kitties, Janis! Nice card for your friend and I hope her hubby will be okay.

  3. Your card is so pretty with beautiful colours! Fab technique! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Emma (DT) x

  4. What an adorable card! I bet they will love it! :)

  5. Lovely card! Never got down to trying the tie die technique yet. Your's turned out great.

  6. Such a sweet card Janis. I am sure your friends will appreciate the sentiment.

  7. Just in love with your fabulous background!!!

  8. Oh my, you have been up to your knees in kitty images and adorable cat cards! This background is just beautiful and I love the coordinating stitched oval. What a great idea to leave the cat images in black and white so that they really stand out against all the color. Those kitties are sweet and encouraging...and I know they'll love it.

  9. Super cute card! I love the background!

  10. Great card !
    Thank you for join us at the Animal Friends Challenge.
    Hope we see you soon.
    Jessica DT

  11. Oh I'm sure your friend was so appreciative of this card. Sending thoughts and prayers to them.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!


  12. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  13. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
    Catherine DT

  14. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. So adorable and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more June Challenge.
    Welcome again;-))m


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