Thursday, April 5, 2012

More Than...

Isn't it amazing how those little bundles of fur can just wiggle their way into your heart? Everyone knows I am a big animal lover. The reason I go by saintsrule?  (It has absolutely nothing to do with a sports team...)  I have 4 St. Bernards... 3 English Shepherds... a horse... and sheep... but I was a cat person first! As a child I packed kittens around our farm in a basket, dressed them up in doll clothes and generally worried them incessantly.   (No wonder they ran from me...)  So when this delightful set was released by Our Daily Bread Designs, I immediately signed up to create some projects. I have several friends who have cats. And it is very difficult to find stamp sets you can use not only for cat lovers but for pet lovers in general. Sympathy sets are even harder to find. So when I heard that Kelley and the ODBD team had this set coming out... let's just say I was more than a little excited! I'm sure all pet lovers/stampers out there are rejoicing!

Now on to the card...

This is the same image I used on Saturday's blog hop! I just love this sweet little kitten. She is just darlin'! The base is black card stock with a layer of distressed/crinkled designer paper. The DP looks like newsprint! I stamped the heart with paw image randomly over the second layer of DP before adhering to the card stock matting. A bit of ecru lace and seam binding dyed black are tucked behind the image. I framed this image with one of the new Spellbinders dies, Floral Ovals. My image was stamped on Neenah paper so I could use Copics, of course! And then I finished with a light sponging of sky blue ink. A die cut butterfly with jet beads gives little Miss Kitty something to keep her eye on too! Thanks for looking and until next time... blessings...



Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs -
Cat Sympathy
Ink - Memento - Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black; Copics
Paper - Bazzill, DP - unknown
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Ovals Large, Floral Ovals; Cheery Lynn Designs -
Exotic Butterflies Small
Accessories - Jet Beads, Jet Brad, Seam Binding, Memento Tuxedo Black Reinker, Lace


Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favorite Tool! - Definitely a toss up between die cuts and Copics for me...


Tam said...

I love how it looks like the cat is looking at the butterfly.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just SO SWEET. I would really LOVE to have you join us at Word Art Wednesday if you are able - this card is perfectly suitable for our challenges, and I'd love to see more of your lovely work!
Have a blessed week!
Karen L

Rosemary said...

aaawww... your card is just way too sweet, lori!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Lori, the image is adorable and I love the colour combo :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

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