Hi guys!! It’s time for another exciting new challenge at Always Fun Challenges. Our theme this week is Cats or Dogs. Or cats and dogs. Whichever tickles your fancy. I had to go with an orange tabby of course because my (other) baby is an orange tabby. We do have 3 cats, but Taffy is a one person kind of cat. She’s very sweet to me…. But only me. She scratches and bites everyone else. But she follows me everywhere I go, has to be in the bathroom when I take a shower, she sleeps on me every night. In fact, she’s in my lap as we speak. Just recently she’s decided that my craft chair is HER chair so as soon as I get out of it, she’s in it. And while I’m in it, she’s on my lap. It’s quite challenging sometimes to craft this way especially when I’m all over the place!!
If you’d like to see what I made for last week’s challenge, which was Shades of Green, click here.
Anyway, I used a new (to me) stamp set by MFT Stamps called I Knead You. It is such a sweet set! It even has an image with a front and a back stamp so you can have one side of a cat on the front of your card, and the back side of a cat on the inside or even through acetate would be super cute too. There’s a dog set too that is just as cute.
I added a little foam tape on the other side of that stitched line you see down the middle of the box to give it dimension. Looking at it now, I really wish I would have used a little distress ink around the edges of the box lid just to give it some life.
You can see a little peek of the foam tape on the other side of that stitch down the middle of the box. I love that little bit of dimension it gives. I decided to put craft foam on the back of the entire card front as well.
I made my background using the Wide Stripes stamp set by SSS. I LOVE how it turned out. That Fog is the perfect color for a nice, neutral background. I’ll definitely be using that again in the near future. After I colored my kitty, all I had to do was heat emboss the Hello with white embossing powder, cut it out with the matching die and basically put it all together!
Here’s a quick pic of the fur baby that inspired this card.
If you’d like to join us this week for the Cats or Dogs challenge at the Always Fun Challenges blog, you can either click on the AFC link over in the sidebar or click here and I’ll take you there myself. As always, thank you so much for stopping by!