So, I’m capping myself off for the next few months. I’m not allowed to buy any new releases until I’m done going through all the sets I haven’t used yet that I bought last year.
As you can see, I’m very backlogged at the moment…
I didn’t get a chance to make many Valentine’s day cards as I was on vacation for the last month but I had a friend ask me to make a custom project for him.
He wanted a Pop Up Card for his wife that incorporated his cats. So for this project, I had to use MFT’s Cool Cats Stamps and let him pick the cats that he wanted on the card. I coloured them as best as I could to match the colour of his cats using a combination of Prismacolor Color Pencils and Copic Markers. He has a black Arabian Mau and a marble Bengal. I had the idea that when the card opened, the cats would be surrounded by various sizes of hearts.
So this is what I came up with:
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If you’re unfamiliar with how to make a box card base, please refer to my post here or watch my Youtube video below.
I used Sugarplum ink with MFT’s Lace Background Stamp to emulate patterned paper for my front and back decorative panels. The yellow patterned paper is actually origami paper that I found at this quaint Japanese store in Edmonton called Ki-Fu-Ne Japan.
I dug through my stash for solid heart images and ended up using hearts from Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Simon Says Stamp Lovely Spring and Love Makes A Home stamp sets. On another note, I was Spotted by Simon Says Stamp for their January 2017 edition. Check that out here. I was absolutely thrilled and surprised. They also sent me some retired supplies as a gift. It was the November 2012 card kit with the stamp set Music 2 My Ears. That particular stamp set has 2 beautiful decorative heart stamps that I also decided to use for this card.
Likewise, I dug through my ink stash to find colours that would go well together. I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini, MFT Bubblegum Ink, and Lawn Fawn’s
Sugarplum, Fresh Lavender, and Guava to stamp the hearts with.
I positioned the cats and hearts on my card base with acetate and small pieces of card stock and adhered them down with a glue pen and scotch tape.
Lastly, to finish my card, I embossed my sentiment, “I love mew”, from MFT I Knead You Stamps set, in a gold embossing powder by Recollections on a Sugarplum stamped heart from the Lovely Spring stamp set.
I hope my friend’s wife likes this card. It just so happened that this card works for the themes for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Theme: Pet’s Corner) and Wednesday challenge (Theme: The Color of Love). That’s it from me today, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! Thanks for stopping by.