Monday, August 22, 2016

Wishing you a purr-fect birthday

Hello and good morning crafty peeps! Here's a card I made yesterday while playing in my craft room. (It was raining on and off all day. What better way to spend the day?!)

I die cut the crazy double stitches first, then stamped and heat embossed my kitty in gold embossing powder. Then I embossed the panel with the swirls, also using a folder frame so that the kitty didn't get embossed. The area that didn't get embossed left a fair bit of flat space above the kitty, so I searched my stickers for tiny hearts. These are Mrs. Grossman's stickers. Remember those?! I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI (It's actually 3 separate stamps. Using a MISTI really helps to line the words up evenly!), then heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and adhered with foam squares. Another CAS card - I must be possessed! LOL!

That's all I have for now. The oppressive heat finally broke last night here in the mid-Atlantic region. I'm going to go an enjoy it! Have a great day, and stay crafty my friends!

I'd like to enter this card at:
STAMPlorations August CAS card challenge
STAMPlorations never ending ATG challenge
Can You Case It? #134


Stamps: STAMPlorations - Pets
Ink: VersaMark
CS: Bazzill; Darice
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies; Cuttlebug - EF; Stampendous - Champagne gold EP; heat gun; Mrs. Grossman's - heart stickers; Darice - folder frame
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares


  1. Clean and crisp card. Love how you've blanked out the embossing around the cat, must give that a go! Great use of the Misti for the three different sentiment stamps x

  2. Not just any CAS card... a CAT CAS card! Are you feeling more back to yourself today? :P

  3. Wow, this card is so elegant! Love the touch of gold and the red color spots :)
    Thanks for joining us at this week's CYCI challenge - Josefine

  4. Hi Chris, I love your kitty! The gold embossing is striking!! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI? this week. Char

  5. Chris, what a great card for a cat lovers birthday. Thanks for joining the challenge at Can You Case It? -Kim

  6. Hey Chris! I agree the gold sentiment really finishes off this card. Very lovely. Thanks for joining us at CYCI.... Christine

  7. awe, such a Purrfect kitty for a kitty lover's birthday! love it! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

  8. Very cool! Love the gold embossing! And very cool how you did the embossing on the background to frame the kitty, too!

  9. Love the kitty! Masking it from being embossed was brilliant! Thanks for sharing at Stamplorations CAS!

  10. Love EVERYTHING about your card!
    "Furry Hugs" from a Cat Lover!


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