G reat card for a cat lover using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a cutting and scoring tool:
- card from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Petal Pink Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" of pink and white stripes design from Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, cut so lines are vertical on the vertical paper
- 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1" x 3-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- scrap of Whisper White Cardstock
Cut a 10" piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.
Lay the twine on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. Use the brush tip of the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends to color the twine pink. Set it aside to allow it dry.
As you are ready to stamp using the Nine Lives Photopolymer Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the cat with a face image from the Nine Lives Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it on one end of the strip of Whisper White Cardstock.
Unlock the Cat Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped cat image into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Put the cat punch out on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Start coloring the cat punch out with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas. Use the dark colors first and then the light colors to blend the colors and color in the spaces. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Dark Petal Pink Marker to color in the cat's inner ears and a bit around his nose.
Use the Light and Dark Smoky Slate Markers to color in the cat's tail, bottom of his legs and feet, outer ears, and around his facial features.
Use the Light Crumb Cake Marker to color in the rest of the cat.
Use the Color Lifter Marker as needed to remove excess ink and to blend the inks together.
Use the fine tip of the Pacific Point Marker to color in the cat's eyes.
Mount the "true love has four paws" sentiment from the Nine Lives Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad. Stamp it near the right end of the strip of white cardstock.
Pick out the large, open label die from the Merry Christmas Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so the sentiment is centered top to bottom on the right side but leave about 1/2" of white on the right of the sentiment. Run through the tool.
Adhere the sentiment cut out to the back of the cat punch out so the words stick out on the right side.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the cat and sentiment pieces on the piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Paper so they are centered side to side and the cat's ears are about 1-1/4" from the top edge.
Mount the small grouping of solid hearts image from the Nine Lives Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad. Stamp it on the designer paper just above the sentiment label on the right side.
Adhere the piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to the Petal Pink rectangle and then to the front of the Flirty Flamingo card.
Cut 1-1/4" of twine from the colored twine and set aside to use in a later step.
Loop the rest of the colored twine around behind the cat's head securing it in place with Stampin' Dimensionals. Let about 1-1/2" of the twine dangle down across the front of the cat.
Add additional Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the cat as needed and to the back of the sentiment label. Remove the protective backings and adhere the cat and sentiment label to the front of the card in the same position as before so the stamped hearts are just above the right end of the sentiment label.
Mount the solid yarn ball with string image from the Nine Lives Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad. Stamp onto Grid Paper. Then, WITHOUT re-inking, stamp it on the scrap of white cardstock so you get the yarn ball itself. Don't worry about getting the string coming off the ball.
Mount the detailed yarn ball with string image from the Nine Lives Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad. Stamp it over the top of the previously stamped solid yarn ball with string image on the scrap of white cardstock. Don't worry about getting the string coming off the ball.
Unlock the 1/2" Circle Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped yarn ball image on the scrap of white cardstock into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the saved piece of twine to the back of the yarn ball punch out.
Remove the protective backing from the dimensional on the back of the yarn ball and adhere it to the lower right corner of the card front so the loose twine is sticking out to the left side.
Peel up and squish a Mini Glue Dot into a small ball. Adhere the glue ball to the cat's mouth and adhere the loose end of the twine to the ball. Trim the end of the twine if needed.
Peel up and squish a Mini Glue Dot into a small ball. Adhere the glue ball to the front of the card under the loose twine coming from the yarn ball and adhere the loose end of the twine to the glue ball. Trim the end of the twine if needed.
Use the brush tip of the Flirty Flamingo Dark Stampin' Blends to color a small heart and a large heart on a sheet of Heart Epoxy Droplets while they are on the sheet.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up the colored droplets making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere the small heart at a slight angle over the top of the stamped hearts on the designer paper. Adhere the large heart to the right end of the sentiment label.