Monday, February 15, 2021

You Know You Love Me



Hi, Friends....

I am back with my final card for the Let's Squash It! Challenge.  This time we are to use a Love-Themed Embossing Folder + Red or Pink.  

As I mentioned, I only have one love-themed embossing folder in my stash.  But I still got super-inspired and made several cards all using the sanding technique on Core'dinations cardstock of various colors.

For this card, I used the embossed panel as the background for a sweet NBUS kitty image that the lovely Di Wray sent me as a prize over at her Snippets Playground Challenge.  (THANKS, Di!)  

I kept things understated by not coloring the image, but keeping it in neutral gray with some white gel pen accents. I livened things up a bit by grounding my kitty on some sparkly rhinestone trim.  I used the paw print from the set as corner embellishments.

Supplies used include:
PaperArtsy - SM25 - Cat stamp
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Sakura - White Gel Pen
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
- retired

Couture Creations - Smooch embossing folder
Core'dinations Sand-it Gadget
Dollar Store Rhinestone Trim

Hope you enjoyed seeing my sanded dry embossed cards over the last couple of days.  They were a lot of fun to make!  

Everyone be careful in the winter weather much of the USA is having.  We were very spoiled with our unusually mild winter....didn't even have a white Christmas!  But now we are finally getting our winter snow.  I don't mind it at long as I don't have to go anywhere!!  lol...

Stay healthy and creative!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Let's Squash It! Challenge #5 - Love themed Embossing Folder + Red or Pink
DL.Art February Linky
3. WordArt Wednesday Weeks #477-478 - AG
4. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #134
5. SUYP Challenge #63 - AG Cats
6. Creative Inspirations Jan/Feb Challenge - Animal Antics
7. NBUS Challenge #23 - NBUS
8. Cut it Up Challenge #219 - All You Need is Love (use a die cut)


  1. Kitty cards are always awesome. LOVING the rows of bling!

  2. The background on this is so cute and fun the way you sanded it, and I love the uncolored kitty! Those corner paw prints and all the bling combine for a super cute and fun card!

  3. Congratulations on the win, Janis! You chose a terrific design to showcase that wonderful stylized kitty kat. I love the way you sanded the e/f and added the pawprints in the corners! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well and I hope you didn't get snowed in! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Dear Janis
    You are lucky that you have one love themed embossing folder. I looked and I have none. It is ok. I am just curious to know how to do the sanding technique. would love if you can explain. Stay safe and blessed With Gratitude

  5. That is some card! That cat image is hilarious, and I love how you used a bling collar to emphasize the cat's confident attitude!!

    Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up for our All You Need is Love challenge!


  6. Beautiful card! Love the kitty cat and the embossing looks amazing. The paw prints finish the crd off purrfectly:) Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  7. Ah!! How fun and cute!! Love how you used again the embossed core cardstock with that adorable cat!!

  8. Great background for this fun kitty.

  9. Great card, Janis! I love that kitty image and how you've put paw prints in each corner of the card - cute! Thanks for playing again at Let's Squash It! So happy that you are one of our regular players, Jo x

  10. I love a cat card and this is so cute. Thanks for entering our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  11. OOoh super bling and that cat is so cute. Perfect for that lovely embossed background. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz


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