Friday, April 10, 2015

One cool cat...


I'm enjoying a day off today and if it stays nice I'm thinking about taking a nice long walk with the pupper. I got a Fitbit at the beginning of February and it has been a great motivator for me to get out and move more. 
As for today's card, it is more about hanging out inside on the couch than being in the great outdoors. I inked up the Zodiac Tiger from Sister Stamps and wiped away his stripes before stamping to turn him into a handsome house cat. Once I had him colored up I was kinda at a loss as to what papers to pair with him. I looked through a bunch of my scraps and didn't find anything I liked. Then I spotted a little pack of die cut tags from October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings collection and when I found that couch I found my inspiration. Which led me to grabbing the matching paper pack and finding even more chairs for this card. Honestly, when I first got this paper pack and flipped through it I couldn't imagine what I would ever use this chair print for. Now here I am absolutely having a blast with it. With two cats in the house I don't go a day without keeping them from clawing at the furniture or finding them curled up in my favorite spot on the couch. And I added the toy mice because my guys seem to hoard their toys under the couch as well. The sentiment is a compilation of a Technique Tuesday set and Paper Smooches... I love getting creative with my sentiment stamps like that.  ;)

Okey dokey, have a fabulous weekend my friends and I shall see you on Monday. :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Saturday Mornings)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Zodiac Tiger), My Favorite Things (I knead you set), Technique Tuesday (This One set), Paper Smooches (Charmed Cat set), Papertrey Ink (stitches)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown
Copic markers:
kitty- C5, C7, C9, 100, W0, W3, R02, R11, R12
mice toys- R11, R30, R02, BG11, BG32, BG45, YR14, YR27, YR18


Julie D. Richards said...

Oh Amy, he is too stinkin' cute. Have a great day off. Hugs.

Tracey Ann said...

Amy... your posts are a gift. Love this! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Dotty Jo x said...

Delightful! And so like my Mr Custard too! Jo x

Jeannean said...

Super cute card! I love everything about it! Great idea with the kitty/tiger stamp!

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, what a perfect pairing of paper and imagery! I love that mid-century modern look with the chairs! You are one clever crafty girl!

Leanne said...

Such a cool transformation Amy!!! You are soo clever and talented. Adorable card!!

Berenice R. said...

What a lovely card!