Hello! Today I am finally posting a new card. It seems it has been ages since I have made one, so it felt good to play a little. My friend asked me if I had a couple of cards laying around that used cats as the central theme. She has 2 friends that are very special to her and they both love cats. I too, love cats! You would think that a person, such as myself, who very much loves cats and has 3 cats of her own, would have a few cat themed cards already prepared and ready to go, but that is just not the case. I even have an entire box dedicated just to cat images, however, I can count on one hand the number of cat cards I have made during the 13 years I have been stamping. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration...perhaps 2 hands is more accurate.
Anyway, I was excited to drag out my box full of cat stamps, or as I like to call it, the "cat box"...lol...and play with a few stamps that have never seen an ink pad before. There is just something about breaking in a stamp and getting it inky for the first time, no matter how old it is. The stamps I settled on for these cards were actually by Stamps by Judith, a brand I don't get to play with all that frequently, which is a sad thing because she has some fantastic images! I believe I picked these up at a rubber stamp show a few years ago. The sentiment is from a teeny tiny set by Hero Arts. I colored my fabulous felines using Copic Markers, gave the die cut panel a little distressing action with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and rimmed it with a bit of Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue. I love these two characters. The expressions on their faces are just wonderful and make me smile ;D The light aqua DP is by October Afternoon and the polka dot DP is by Basic Gray. Normally, I would never have used these two papers together, but here, they seem to work. Take a gander at that awesome button sitting next to the bow. That little puppy (no offense kitties) is a handmade button courtesy of my uber-talented mother. Isn't it just crazy cool! I love it! Thanks, mom ;D
Before I go, I just want to extend a huge "thank you" to all of the fab folks who have joined my Blog Candy Give-a-way. You guys are da'bomb! I can't wait to pick a winner on February 2nd! Keep signing up ;D Okay, time for bed. See you later, crafty goddesses of the world!