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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #4: Pets...

Whew! As you can see in the graphic on the right, I am just getting this post done under the wire. Today is the last day to enter the "Pets" challenge over at the Twofer Card Challenge Blog

Here are my entries:

I've been wanting to use this cat stamp set (unbranded) for some time now, and I decided this was the perfect opportunity.

As I am still in Mother's Day cardmaking mode, I decided that one of my cards should be for the stack I am working on for the thrift store where I volunteer. The cards I have donated to the store are selling quickly, and I need to make more!

For this card I stamped my image on a My Creative Time stitched oval die-cut and colored it with my ProMarkers. I added a little flower (unbranded die) and part of a Cheery Lynn leafy branch die-cut.

The "love you" was actually cut from a sheet of designer paper. It's a very handy sheet as it is completely covered with little sentiments like this one. I popped it up on foam tape just over my die-cut MOM (unbranded alphabet dies). A ribbon and a few enamel dots from my stash finished it off.

The inside of my card has a computer-generated sentiment and a cat silhouette from the same stamp set that I used for the front of my card. I used a couple different colors of ink to stamp the silhouette so that it looked a bit like it might be the cat on the front of my card.

This card is very CAS. Once again I colored the image with my ProMarkers and chalked around it with blue chalk. Once the coloring was done, I used my craft knife to cut around the bottom of the flower pot so that I could slip a piece of DSP and a little white border (unbranded die) up underneath it.

The stamped and heat-embossed sentiment came from the same stamp set as my cat image.

I just couldn't figure out if any embellishments like enamel dots or gems would look good, so I opted for just a tiny twine bow beneath my sentiment.

The inside of this card is very similar to the previous one--a computer-generated sentiment and a stamped cat silhouette.

That's it for me today. If you have a spare hour or two and haven't yet entered the Twofer Challenge, you really should! It is a lot of fun to make two different cards, using the same stamp or die-cut.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your cats are adorable. Great job coloring. Great thing about cats, they come in so many colors that you can do about anything with them.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww sweet kitties - LOVE your furry effect! These will go down a treat in your thrift store :)

Darnell said...

Purrrrrrr! Your sweet kitty sure loves the way you have showcased him, Cheryl! Just look at that contented face! Great coloring and sensational designs both outside and inside on both! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, your kitty is adorable sitting so cozily in the flower pot to delight someone on their birthday or on Mother's Day! Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Loll said...

Your kitty in the pot is such an adorable image Cheryl! Great colouring of the fur for both cats! Two very sweet designs. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Lynette said...

So sweet!

Glittered Paws said...

Love your sweet kitties in the pot - and love how you did a twofer as well. Never done one "yet". Love the little silhouette kitty on the inside of the card.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous cards Cheryl, love the kitties!
Hugs, Sherry x
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