Hello there – again! I said I would be able to find some time to play this weekend. These two cards – just varied in orientation – was inspired by a few challenges. I was able to merge several challenges together with this card – how lucky am I?
The colours were inspired by Color Throwdown, the layout by a sketch from Atlantics Heart Challenge, the sentiment from CASology, and using die cuts from Pause, Dream, Enjoy challenge and 4 Crafty Chicks. Phew…….
I did wonder what I could make using those three colours, but the inspiration from the design team is amazing, and really – there doesn’t seem to be any limits with these colours – from flowers to birds, to winter, to abstract. Great inspiration from the team.
I went with cats as I have two black cats, and whilst I was reading, having a coffee, and stroking one of my cats – my Altenew Modern Cats stamp and die set came to mind.
I was thinking that perseverance and encouragement are exactly what a cat is all about. So, my take on the CASology cue word – keep working at it, whatever it is. I encourage you to play and work hard, and not to lose sight of what your end goal is – ‘don’t quit your day dream’! (end of philosophy!)
Not even finishing the chapter – I went straight to my craft room and created these cards.
The base card is Narwahl from Lawn Fawn, and I die cut a Reverse Confetti ‘Squared Off’ cover panel using Creative Expressions ivory looking card. As I wanted a grey border around the cover panel, I then carefully placed my Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die over it – just to take a little bit of an edge off.
The cat and ball of wool were stamped with Versafine black onyx, and die cut with the matching die set. I did have to put a white dot for the eyes with a white gel pen. I set them to one side, then stamped the sentiment from Altenew ‘Painted Inspiration’, before thinking about placement.
I did the two cards, as I wasn’t convinced which one I preferred. Portrait? Landscape? Does anyone have an opinion on that?
I think my preference is the portrait one………we should have a vote!
As I mentioned, I will be entering into the following challenges:
Color Throwdown – grey, black, ivory
Atlantics Heart Challenge – sketch
CASology – cue word ‘Encourage’
Pause, Dream, Enjoy challenge – use die cuts
4 Crafty Chicks – anything goes with dies/punches
18 thoughts on “Encouraging cat”
What a great card! I haven’t tried working with this color combo but you rocked it. I have always liked that sentiment and the cat stamp/die is utterly adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Thank you, Annette. 🙂
I LOVE this sentiment and it’s so perfect along with that sweet kitty. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
Thank you very much, Jen. 🙂
Oh so fun! Lovely encouraging sentiment too. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.
Thank you very much. 🙂
I love the gorgeous background! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo
Thank you, Anna. 🙂
So funny, as my friend has a cat that likes her yarn balls. hahah! Great card, and Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Thank you, Leanne. Funny – but my cats don’t play with yarn balls….. 🙂
CAS, can’t go wrong with black and white and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this week.
Thank you Suzanne. 🙂
That cover panel is perfect for the sketch! Love the clean black and white look of your card.
DT Member for AHSC
Thank you, Christine. 🙂
super cute card! I love how you used the square background and used the sketch as that inspiration. Thank you for joining us at AHSC.
Thank you very much, Michelle. 🙂
Great card! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member
Thank you, Janis. 🙂