Whoopee! I’m beyond excited! I have an appointment with Sharon to have my nails done on Friday at 10 am! The false fingernails I’ve been wearing since lockdown have done a good job but are nowhere near as good as Sharon’s fibreglass nails! This is far more exciting than my hair appointment on Saturday! ….dances around the studio!!!!!!
No doubt when you first saw today’s card you thought to yourself “this is very similar to yesterday’s card” and you’d be right! Unfortunately, I don’t think you can see what is special about this card and even when I tell you what it is you’ll say “Really?” and I’ll understand. I did a close-up photograph hoping it would help but it doesn’t! The only way you’re going to appreciate what I’ve done is if you do it yourself!
The top Cinnamon Cider layer is one of the Colour Velveteen Paper Sheets 153557 on page 153. These sheets are made of a soft flock and come in a pack of three 12″ x 12″ sheets, one each in Cinnamon Cider, Soft Sea Foam and Highland Heather. I cut a piece the size of a top layer and embossed it using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
I didn’t spray the Velveteen sheet with water before embossing it and it embossed brilliantly without any problems! If you stroke the amazingly soft surface of the flock and close your eyes, you’d think that you were stroking the cat! Well, maybe that’s my imagination going one step too far but you know what I mean! LOL!
I stamped the sentiment I HOPE YOUR DAY IS A REAL TREAT, which is from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set, using Versamark on to a strip of Vellum. Then I dipped it in White Embossing Powder and heat set it. As I did with yesterday’s card I wrapped the strip of vellum around the card and adhered at the back using Tombow.
I die-cut the cat from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP) and then I die-cut six more cats from a piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (CS). I adhered all six cats together and glued the DSP die-cut cat on top. Next, I stamped a mouse using Cinnamon Cider on a scrap of Whisper White CS and fussy cut it.
I adhered the two on the front of the card, and then inside the card, I adhered a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Cinnamon Cider CS. I stamped three mice in a line along the bottom of the sheet. Personally, I don’t think the mouse looks much like a mouse unless it is pictured with cats nearby! LOL!Although I’m disappointed the photographs don’t show that I’ve used flock paper, I’m sure all of those of you who know flock paper will have a good idea what my card looks like – I hope so anyway. Well, that’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, please take care, stay safe and stay well. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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