Yesterday it was zebras, today it’s cats; I wonder what it’ll be tomorrow! 😀 When I first saw the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP) the cat hair design in particular, I wasn’t impressed, to say the least! Once I had used it on my card it looked a lot less like cat’s hair than when looking at a complete sheet of the design! LOL!
If you’re looking for a quick and simple card to make, this could be the solution for you! All four cats have been die-cut from two different sheets in the DSP pack using the Layering Circles Dies, straight cut die no. 2. I layered each cat onto a Layering Circles Die scallop die no 2. The cardstock I used is Flirty Flamingo.
I chose to put the Flirty Flamingo together with Grey Granite Cardstock (CS) because I think this grey has a pinky tinge to it! The two colours certainly compliment each other. The middle layer is Flirty Flamingo CS and the DSP is my regular top layer size. The slim panel of Flirty Flaming is 2″ wide and the Grey Granite is 1 7/8″ wide and both the same length as my top layer. It would also have looked nice as a banner!
I decided to add some texture to my card by embossing the top slim Grey Granite CS layer and chose to use one of the two small embossing folders in the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. It never fails to amaze me how much difference using an embossing folder makes. This folder comes as a pack of two and the other design is four dots in a diamond shape.
The sentiment is the same HAPPY BIRTHDAY I used for yesterday’s card and is from the Zany Zebra Stamp Set. I stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS using Grey Granite Ink. This fits in the Classic Label Punch beautifully. After I punched out the sentiment, I punched out four more partial labels and adhered them together back to back on the back of the sentiment on the right-hand side.
I did this because most of the sentiment was going on the DSP and the first part would be going over the embossed Grey Granite! This part was at least three layers higher than the DSP but not as high as Dimensionals. Looking at it closely, I think I should have added an extra layer because I don’t think I’ve allowed enough for the slim embossed layer!
Inside the card I added a middle layer of Flirty Flamingo CS and then adhered a top layer of Grey Granite CS. I finished off the inside of the card by adhering a fourth cat I’d die-cut from one of the sheets of DSP. To keep everything looking alike, I’d also mounted this cat on a die-cut scalloped circle of DSP.
As I said at the beginning a really quick and easy card to make. Absolutely ideal for crafters who don’t enjoy fussy cutting! That’s it from me today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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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”