Recently I made a card for a friend that has two cats. Of course I had to use some Tim Holtz cats. I used Crazy Cats. I am really happy how this turned out.
The background for my card is a piece I created some time ago. I think I smooshed some Distress Oxide ink onto watercolor paper. I stamped the yarn balls and fish bones, from the Crazy Cats set, using a brown Distress Oxide ink. It is hard to see but I also stamped the numbers from the Faded Type stamp set in a light green Distress Oxide ink. They are kind of hard to spot.
The sentiment is stamped.
For the cats I ink blended Black Soot and Hickory Smoke. I then stamped the cats over the ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder. I stamped the eyes again and cut them out and glued them to the cats and added Glossy Accents. I cut the cats out by hand.
The present and the balloon is from the Crazy Things set. I smooshed some Distress Oxide on a mat and watercolored the present. For the balloon I used a glaze pen to make it shiny. The milk bottle is from Crazy Cats set and it has Glossy Accents on it and the label is colored in with a Copic pen. I cut all of these out by hand. The balloon string was drawn on.
Howdy! For many years now I have been participating in a walk to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The past several years my friend Julie and I have had some fun creating outfits to wear for the walk. The thing about the walk is folks decorate bras. We go a little further with it. Sometimes we go with the theme for the year and sometimes something random. This year the theme was Quest for a Cure and they mentioned what an elephant symbolizes when thinking about fighting breast cancer. We ended up making elephant costumes. I really like helping with this fundraiser and I really appreciate all my friends and family who donate. Many of them year after year. Here we are in our costumes.
Here are several pictures of the cards I made to thank those who donated and Julie who I walk with and another friend who helped with the outfits but could not join us on the walk.
I got the logo for this years walk from the organization and we used it as part of our outfits and I used it for the thank yous. There is a bunch of card photos. Most are slightly different. I made 11 of them and I am not one to keep making the exact same card. Small changes make it different enough for me most of the time. Besides the patterned paper I used a rectangular die, glimmer pen, pink glitter, maybe some clear Nuvo, a sentiment stamp (I stamped the first two with the sentiment after the photo) and Glossy Accents.