Monday, 1 April 2019

Tower of cats

Goodness, I had a lot of fun making this card!

I cut a panel of white card to fit a DL card blank and stamped the tower of cats stamp from AALL & Create in the place where I wanted it to sit on the finished card,  then stamped it again on a separate piece of card. The image on the background was just to show me where the finished image would sit, so that when I added the colour and texture, I wouldn't put anything where it might look odd poking out from behind.

I coloured the panel with distress inks in shades of yellow, orange and aqua then stencilled in some distressed mesh patterns using a light tan ink (actually a very ancient Marvy matchables pad, I used to love those back in the day). Distressed the edges a bit and added more aqua to them, then added spots stencilled using white embossing paste and sponged with more of the aqua.

I coloured scraps of card with orange, yellow and aqua and stamped the sentiment, then cut the words out and edged with more aqua, going over the capital letters with a white gel pen.

Finally I coloured the image, fussy cut it and used 3D adhesive to add it to the card.

I am sharing this with

Alphabet Challenge - A is for Animals 
Make My Monday - something Humorous  
Sweet Stampin - Funny 
Use Your Stuff - Fuzzy Wuzzy 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a creature


missgailly said...

Oh MY! I LOVE THIS! All the cute kitties with beautiful colouring. Plus all the texture. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and image love the texture and inked background
Carol x

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh Jane, I wasn't sure what I would see when I came here because the thumbnail photo didn't show up in the Alphabet gallery. I am so happy that I came to see it though because this card is adorable! I am a kitty lover and seeing all these cuties on this brightly colored card made me so happy. Thank you for playing in my "Animal" challenge at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

Doreen Vasquez said...

OMIGOODNESS that cat stamp, and therefore your card, is so cute!!! Thanks for playing w/ us at "Use Your Stuff" - Doreen DT Member

Crafting Queen said...

I just love this card!!!! The colours are so beautiful and that image is just amazing.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous background! And of course you had fun making it - it has cats! :D

Liz said...

What a fun stamp and I love the background you've created for it. xx

Amanda said...

This is so cute! What a fun stamp! Love your mixed media work! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this fun image and your card Jane. Looks like one false move and that tower will be down.

Sue xx

Dawn Phillips said...

Love this. It won't stay a tower for long if I know cats. Love Dawn x

meg said...

smashing card Jane, wonder how long the tower would last, thanks for joining in at MMM.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Jane, I do love the pile of kitties on the presents! Great color combo and fab texture. Putting on a DT hat - Thanks so much for joining in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Basslady said...

what a cool card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Darlene said...

OMG ... this is too cute! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

Alphabet Challenge DT
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Janice said...

Fabulous, colourful card, love that background! Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT