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Home Inspired Cat Scene

Good Thursday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge.  The challenge today was to create a card based on inspiration found in our home.  It’s easy to be inspired by my three cats and my new baby puppy.  I must like black and white animals because that is the main theme in my house now. So I created a cat scene with three white cats with black spots and tails.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 right 1

I have always loved cats and dogs and feel like my home would not feel like home to me without them.

Toby Cassie 8-21-10

Toby 9 years old and Cassie 15 years old

Sophie 7-19-10

Sophie 9 years old

Cody 5-17

We got Cody when he was eight weeks and have had him for almost a month.  I promised myself that I would get a puppy when I retired and could be home to be a good mom and train him properly.  He is an absolute joy and a monster all tied up into one precious companion.  He’s lots of work but I know it is worth it.  And by the way…..my cats are actually tolerating him…..pretty well.  LOL!

I attached the grass and tree to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I sponged on a blue sky background on the bard base and then attached the whole frame over it with thin strips of mounting tape.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the tree using glossy accents.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 center

I colored the cats using a black Copic marker and attached them in the scene using pieces of mounting tape.  The birds were attached to the tree using tiny pieces of mounting tape.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 4 left

I hope you don’t mind me sharing my pet pictures since they were the inspiration for my card today.  I hope you are enjoying your week and I’m sure you are looking forward to the weekend.  Happily for me I don’t have to go to work any more so every day feels like a weekend day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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If Flowers Could Hug

Good Wednesday afternoon.  I got new toys in the mail today and couldn’t wait to play.  My new toy is the Altenew  Leafy Garland and I paired it with tiny flowers I had left over from a project I made using the BCRF Courage Set and the Taylored Expressions Garden Party Embossing Folder.   The sentiment is from Julie’s Lovely set.  The oval double matted frame was made using Spellbinders Classic Oval dies.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 left

I started by cutting the oval in my rectangle cardstock and then embossed it.  I cut a second oval using the pink and created the double matted frame.  The sentiment was stamped using versa and was embossed using super fine gold embossing powder. The little flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and two flower sections were attached together with glossy accents for each flower.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 center

The embossed frame was attached to the sentiment layer using mounting tape. The pink layer was attached to the back of the frame layer with ATG adhesive and then the whole thing was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The garland was attached to the frame using several rolled up 3/8” glue dots.  The flowers were attached with glossy accents and the little white snow pearls were added for the finishing touch/.

KC Altenew Leafy Garland 1 right

I think the garland die makes such an elegant statement and yet was so fast and easy to use.  Julie’s sentiment fit so well in the oval frame and matched the flower garland.  I think this is a perfect card to send to someone who needs cheering up.

Thanks for coming by and I hope your week is going well. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Color Challenge Flower Garden Scene

Good Tuesday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use Stampin’ Up! colors Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig and Vanilla.  I had to substitute Rose Red for the Fresh Fig. I hadn’t made a scene for a while using my Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow and decided these colors were perfect for a garden scene.   I used the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Picket Fence, Foliage, Tiny Flowers, Small Bird Set and Branches Corner.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 right

I cut the wheelbarrow using gray cardstock, colored the wheel and handlebars using a black Copic marker.  I applied Rusty Hinge over the wheelbarrow and then applied some black spots around the major points on it using a extra fine artist pen.  I smooshed the black spots and rust colors using a mini applicator to age the wheelbarrow. I attached sections of foliage to the wheelbarrow using glossy accents and double stick tape and then attached the formed tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 center

I attached the grass borders to the back of the frame using double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape around the back of the frame.  The fence and branches corner were attached to the back of the frame and then the whole thing was attached to the card base. I attached tiny flowers along the grass border and in the branches using glossy accents.  I applied a light touch of red ink to the yellow birds to dull down the yellow a little but they look very orange in the pictures.  I attached the birds in the scene using glossy accents and mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Wheelbarrow 6 left

I love making flower garden scenes.  It is so much fun to start a project and see what it will finally evolve into.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Leaves

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple leaf project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves and Small Leaf Set framed with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I love creating white on white card with a pop of color to break up the starkness of the white. 

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 left

I attached the frame to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 center

I gently bent the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 close

I applied Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick inks to the center leaf using mini applicators, formed it with my fingers and attached in the center of the arrangement using a piece of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 12 right

This was a fast an easy card to make.  It is sad because it is sometimes hard to get good pictures that show how pretty the card really is.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Framed Flower

Good Sunday morning.  I have a Belleek Inspired project to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Die Set, Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish , Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Taylored Expressions Damask Embossing Folder. Check out my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial if you would like to know more about how I made this background.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 left

I used a brayer to apply ink to the front inside of the embossing folder, inserted the cardstock and ran through my Big Shot.  This technique creates such a beautiful background and is perfect to use with s simple floral arrangement like I created today.  I showed a few step by step photos on how I cut in the petals of the flower to create more dimension on my Sparkly Rustic Botanicals project this past week.   I let the Ornament Flourish set play double duty today by using just the pretty flourish sections of the set to embellish the flower and leaves. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 center

The embossed layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The scalloped frame was attached using thin strips of mounting tape.  The flower, leaves and flourish pieces were all attached using glossy accents.  I finished the flower with a tiny white pearl in the center.  This was a very fast and easy project to make yet it looks like it was lots more involved.  Shhhh!  You don’t have to share that information with the card recipient. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 3 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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