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My Favorite Things: I Knead You

When my mother asked me to do a thank you card and preferably one with a cat on it, it gave me the perfect opportunity to branch out and actually buy a stamp set with cats. I had to look long and hard to find one I liked. But when I found My Favorite Things’ I Knead You the search was over! This set is absolutely adorable and I can see myself using the cats for many projects. And colouring these little guys is a lot of fun too.

While researching fun ways to use this stamp set, I came across Barbara Anders’ cute card using the kitty in the box and I wanted to do a card just like it for the thank you card. It was just the right amount of cutesy and the colours were spot on too. So off I went ūüôā

What I’ve really come to love about colouring stamped images is that you can make them your very own. My kitty for this cat is a classic black and white one and I think he’s adorable (I had coloured him before I even started looking at designs for the card so I was just lucky that his colours fit with the black, white and read of the original card design).

Once I had my card done I was left with materials that were just right for another similar card. So, I decided to make a card for my card stash using the same general design but changing a few elements.

I left out the red on this card and went with a very simple colour scheme. This kitty was also one I had coloured prior to doing the cards, but he too fits perfectly in this colour scheme. To make the card a little less cute, I decided to change the hearts out for stars.

(I know the bow on the right is crooked – it’s been fixed)

Here are the two cards side by side: I often find that doing two very similar cards will actually yield two rather different results which to me is definitely the case here. Yes, the cards are based on the same scheme but changing colours, embellishments etc. makes the card diffferent from one another.

I’ve added these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.



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Snail mail for you

I very recently received Lawn Fawn’s Gleeful Gardens in the mail and I had to try colouring some of the images from the set. Actually, it was K that insisted on me getting this set and I am happy he did because I can see myself using the images in combination with other Lawn Fawn stamp sets – and the sentiments are different and fun.

For the main image I went with sunflowers, toadstools, grass and a little mail-snail. I was inspired by Latisha Yoast to contain the images within a diecut circle letting the mail-snail slowly inch his way out of the circle. All the images were coloured using my PrismaColor pens and blended using gamsol. For the white on the toadstools and the little white cheek dots on the snail, I used a white ball pen. Since I don’t have the matching dies for this set I handcut around all the images leaving a little white outline.

For the background I chose a black cardstock but wanted to give it a little more pattern. I did this by stamping a polka dot pattern in VersaMark ink making the dots only slightly more black than the rest of the background. Before doing this I had heat embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder.

I’ve added this card to Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge and there are a few favourite techniques of mine going on here: colouring and blending with PrismaColor and gamsol, heat embossing, watermark stamping and diecutting.



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