Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kitty Snuggles

     This is the birthday card I made for my sister's birthday. Her cards usually contain the same elements: cats and/or purple. I left out the purple this year. 

     I have to apologize for the way I interpreted this amazing sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap. I promise that I started out with this sketch, but now that I look back, I am wondering how I deviated so far from it. At the time I was working on it, I felt that I was right on target, but now I'm having a bit of trouble finding my point of reasoning. I can see how I used the sketch, but now I'm hoping my followers can see it too.

Sketch #142 by Lisa Hidy
     You can see the kitty peeking through the window, but when you open the card the kitty pops up and rocks inward. This die by Karen Burniston is called "The Rockin' Rectangle". It was hard to get pics of the sentiments: "If all else fails . . . snuggle with your kitty".  
     My favorite feature of this die set is the die to make your own sequins. How many times have you wanted to add sequins, but didn't find just the right color? Have you ever placed sequins on a project only to have it fall off? Well those days are over for me!!! I now make my own sequins. The foiled papers I use to make it have paper backing, which when glued to a card STAY WHERE YOU PUT THEM.

     I stamped this image from High Hopes called "Cat and Mouse Party". I have ordered stamps from High Hopes several times. I just love her artwork -- so cute! I colored the image with my Copics. You might notice the stripes on the kitty. I probably should have made them darker, but it was something new I was trying. I didn't want the stripes to overtake the picture. 
     This paper is Echo Park's "Meow". I rarely use the sticker sheets, but I particularly liked this sentiment -- also the black cat is a sticker.
     Lastly I want to mention the cat balloon. This is from an old Burniston die from her Elizabeth Craft days. It is actually a teddy bear balloon, but I trimmed the ears to be pointy and added the face from Burniston's newest cat die set.

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Meow
                              (Kitty Paws, Kitty Plaid, Border Strips, Sticker Sheet)
     Card Stock: Bazzil: Sugar Wafer
                       Echo Park - Orange
                       Recollections - Foiled Turquoise
     Dies: Burniston - Rockin' Rectangle Pop Up
                               Explosion Pop Up (streamers)
                               Cat and Dog (cat face)
                               Props #2 - (Balloon & Bow) (Elizabeth Craft)
     Stamp: High Hopes - Cat and Mouse Party
     Copics: Cat Y21, 23, 26
                 Face Y00,R20
                 Icing RV91, 93, 95
                 Candles BG11, 13
                 Hat BG11, 13, G21, R24
                 Cake BG11, R24, G21, R24
                 Flames YR18, 12, Y32
                 Mouse W2, 4, 6, R20



  1. This is a super fun card Sharon!! I just love how the kitty pops out and the images are so adorable!! I can see the sketch in your card and think it is a great take on the sketch!

  2. Awww! That is so cute! I love the inside design too.

  3. Such a cute card and I like your inside images a lot. Don't know if you remember me from StampTV. You kind of disappeared but I did think about you once in a while. I finally bit the bullet and got a small blog started too. If you are interested you can find it here:

  4. Really cute card, love the peeking cat!