Thursday, October 11, 2007

C r A z Y K i T t Y!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A BETTER VIEW...look at his cute little C r A z Y face

It felt *so* good to get downstairs and get stamping again. I thought I had lost my MOJO. It was late one night...all the kids were in bed, husband was asleep on the couch, so I went downstairs and stared at a big mess on the tables. Cardstock, ink, punches, scraps, stamps....oh it was a mess! I had been trying to work out another card that was just not cooperating. So, I cleaned up the entire mess, put away all the supplies and started over with my pretty, pretty new square Amuse cards.
Now, I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I *love* Stampin' Up! But, this kitty was just calling out my name. I ended up at the LSS after a work meeting one day. It's not very close to my house and it was only a few blocks from the meeting.
I had to have him. He's got this one gigantic CrAzY eye and the other one is this little dot. I didn't know what I would do with him but brought it home anyway. The square notecard color just isn't justified in this photo, but it is a GORGEEOUS mango color. It matches up *almost* perfectly with Stampin' Up!'s Apricot Appeal cardstock, which is the layer under kitty. I tried several punches and layers until this one was just right...circles, squares, ovals....I ended up stamping in clear VersaMark and then embossing with black. To top it all off, I colored in his little ears, nose and mouth with marker. This little coloring made a HUGE difference in the way the card looked.
I think I'll let my kids take these to their teacher's and maybe I'll give a few away at work. I love the simplicity of this and how cute it turned out. Still debating on the ribbon....

Here are the "deets"....

From Amuse:
  • Mango polka-dot square notecards, pkg. of 10
From Penny Black:
  • "Black Cat" rubber stamp
From Stampin' Up:
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Apricot Appeal cardstock
  • Basic Black Classic ink
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • 1 3/8 square punch
  • Trick or Treat stamp set (retired)
  • VersaMark
  • Black embossing powder
  • Pretty in Pink marker
Sorry....I cannot remember who makes the large square scallop's lavender in color and is either "Giga" or "Mega" in size. I'll update when my lazy rear can get off the couch and down to the basement.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

where was mine? I would've loved one!