Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cat Card for Kat who has sore paws (faux-bling scallop)

I'm not sure what this is, lol. It's kind of like a gate-fold card I suppose. I wanted something fun for my aunt Kat who is mending after surgery on both her feet. She loves cats, cute, & colourful (sounds just like her: cute colourful Kat) :0)...so hopefully she'll like this...

The cat (and that adorable! wee fish) are from The Cat's Meow. It's actually a set that Kat bought, so I know she'll like the image, heehee. I coloured them using watercolour pencil crayons (SU) and went over the bowl with Crystal Effects to make it look like glass. The little water splashes were covered in Stickles (Arctic Ice which is turquoisey) :0) [In hindsight, I think I would have added a little Stickles at the bottom of the fish bowl too and gone over it with Crystal Effects.]

Stickles was used to make faux gems in the scallops (You know how the S.U. corner rounder leaves a little circular impression in the middle of each scallop you punch?) Well, those little divots make a great guide for Faux-Bling Dotted Scallop. Here's how:
  1. Punch holes where the circular divots are in the scallop (or you can use a "Threading Water" punch Droooool!)
  2. Adhere a strip of cardstock in behind
  3. Fill the holes with Stickles
  4. (Or you can use the holes as a guide to add real tiny gems)

This is an envelope substitute that I like to call the goofy name of bellybandelope. Instructions on how to make one here (but it's so simple that I doubt you'll need 'em!) :0)

Other Card Supplies:

The Cat's Meow, Define your life
Card stock: Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana (dry embossed in Cuttlebug swirls folder)
alphabet stickers (dollar store); scallop & circle punches, Image: Stazon, watercolour pencil crayons, & Crystal Effects. Scallop: corner-rounder (SU retired), Hand-held hole punch 1/16 inch, Stickles (Arctic Ice); "You" definition tab: Marvy Giga square Scallop punch, clear e.p., Not Quite Navy craft ink, tiny gems (Michael's); Wee flowers: Three for you punch, fresh favourites eyelets, silver cording. "Feel Better" sentiment is computer generated & punched with the word window punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope you are feelin' your crafty mojo! :0)


Margaret McDonald said...

give her my best. both feet ouchy mama!!

Alhambra Club said...

Hope you Aunt is feeling better soon, this card is so cute that is such a great image, love the layout.

Yesterday's Tomorrow said...

I love the way you find so many uses for STUFF!! {well wishes for your aunt Kat}

thanks for the crafty kick in the pants ;)

JenMarie said...


Lorraine said...

Love the stamp, great card as usual.

Carol P said...

Wa Wa, I can't find stickles in my local stores!

The fish bowl "shine" is fab.


Anonymous said...

Way cute image! Sweet card for your Aunt, I hope she has a quick recovery!
smiles, Deena

Jen Martakis said...

This is sooooo super cute!

Allison Rankin said...

Cute and fun...love the glossy kitty!

ChrissyM said...

Hope your aunt is feeling better soon. Adorable card!

Kim Etherington said...

Cute cat for Kat. She'll love this!! I like the colour choices. I had fun tonight at stamp club. You are too generous with us! You rock!!

Anonymous said...

So cute! My best to your Aunt!

Anonymous said...

This card makes me feel good - even if my feet don't hurt!