Friday, January 2, 2015

Soft kitty, warm kitty


     My first card of 2015!  I have just adored the Penny Black critters for a long time and for some reason only worked with them a couple of times.  Well, hubby needed to order a tool from Amazon that was only $11.00 and I just hate to pass up free shipping so I added a couple of Penny Black sets to the order.  hee hee
     For my card I started by using modeling paste and a stencil to create the background texture.  Then I sprinkled it while still wet with some embossing powder.  That was late last night so I just let it dry over night and then heated the embossing powder this morning.  I cut two banners from DP and one from vellum.  I wanted to mute the floral print a bit so I layered the vellum on top and stitched across the middle with some silver thread.  The heart is actually a Paper Smooches balloon die.  I just cut the little end off.  Some silver sequins to finish it off and that's it!


     Here's how I finished off the inside.  This is one of my goals for this year.  Finish ALL cards!  LOL  I added a strip of DP, stamped the sentiment, and used some grey ink to stamp a soft version of the cat in the corner.


     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dream It Up--happy birthday
D.R.S. Designs--stencils
Seize the Birthday--birthday w/optional party theme
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes

     Have a blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan", Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Penny Black "Hugs", WPlus 9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Tools--Memory Box Mesh Stencil, Quickutz Nesting Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Paper Smooches Balloons die, Fiskars Stamp Press, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Liquitex modeling paste, Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, Michaels sequins

36 comments:

  1. Awwwww such an adorable image coloured so beautifully. I love the textured background and another fantastic layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. A very happy New Year to you Tracy! Your card is so adorable! Love how you used the white space and texture!

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  3. What a great card! LOve that image and your textured background is fantastic. The inside is great, too. Wonderful job!

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  4. ACK!!! Love this Tracy. Oh my goodness this is so adorable. Love your embossing paste background, and the whole layout. Awesome!!

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  5. Amazing card, I love that stencil x

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  6. I love this! What an awesome card. Love the background.

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  7. What a beautiful textured background! Fabulous birthday card. So glad you shared it with us at DRS Designs!!

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  8. love the embossing treatment with the stencil, this technique adds so much to the card. fantastic, good luck on the challenges.
    bibiana

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  9. Pure delight Tracy. Just loving the textures background with the sparkle.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  10. Gorgeous creation, LOVE the beautiful added beauties LOVE how you designed your back ground...may try this one day.xxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  11. Wow Tracy, this is so cute! I LOOOOVE the background and the sweet image, I am sure Kathya will love the cute kitty too, it looks a lot like Peaches. Talking about Kathya, thanks a lot for you lovely comment on her post. Big warm hug, Ivonne

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  12. Perfect way to start off the New Year....card is adorable. Love all the elements, but especially your stenciled background. Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Geri N

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  13. What a precious card!!! Love that textured background!

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  14. I LOVE this card, Tracy!!! Your background is absolutely fantastic...the entire design is. I'm NOT a cat person but I even like the sweet image! lol Also, your title made me laugh!
    Hope your year is off to a great start, my friend! :o)

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  15. Love the awesome textured background and the beautiful spring like colors! So beautiful!

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  16. Thank you for your warm thoughts and prayers, they are always needed and welcome. And thank you for the beautiful comment on my post. What a gorgeous card you have created! Great design and coloring. I absolutely love that adorable kitty!!! Now I have that song in my head, and it just make me smiles.

    Big hugs,

    Kathya

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  17. Happy New Year To you and yours Tracy!
    Your card is gorgeous:)
    Beautiful design.
    Your creations are all fantastic.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  18. A Happy New Year to you and your family Tracy.
    You card is beautiful with an adorable PB Critter. I love PB images as well. I like the background you created, a fab effect. hugs, Marlies

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  19. All the Love in the world for 2015 Tracy XX
    What a start to the New year, your card is gorgeous! I can't tell you how much I look forward to seeing what you have for us this year. You make the most amazing cards sweet friend.
    I always do the insides as part of making the card, I tell myself It's not done and ready to post on my blog till its complete....ha-ha that way they get done :o) If I haven't done the inside its not posted....punish myself......lol
    I used to have dozens of unfinished cards when I first started cardmaking and it was a pain.
    huge hugs and snuggles xx

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  20. I just love everything about this card! A fantastic background, a darling focal point ( colored perrfectly) and just the right amount of embellishments!
    Thanks for playing at Seize the birthday !

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  21. Happy New Year to you dear Tracy, wishing you all the best! Already looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations this year, too! What a sweet card this is, love that background! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  22. What a sweet card - love the awesome textured background!

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  23. Tracy
    Love your cards, I have so many of these stamps and they are very neglected - perhaps you just inspired me. Love the simplicity of the cards and so beautiful! Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing all the creative cards you will create!! Hugs

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  24. Aw, how darling this cutie is, Tracy! I just love her and your wonderful textured background! Must try that some time!! Had to chuckle, because that's what we do...make sure we get free shipping...so we just HAVE to add something, right? Hehe! So glad you added this little kitty! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  25. WOW!! My jaw just hit the floor ... I love this Tracy and the kitty is gorgeous ... Wanna swap for a couple of real ones who are driving me batty?

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  26. Little ball of fur! (I just had to finish that line from The Big Bang Theory!) What an amazing card. LOVE your glitter for the background!

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  27. So, SO sweet! Gosh, you really do need more of those PB stamps ;), and I just love what you've done with the modeling paste. What a gorgeous look!

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  28. Love your cute PB card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  29. This is so adorable, Tracy! I love the stenciled background with the embossed modeling paste. Adds such a great texture to the card, but still keeps things flat enough for mailing. Loving the cute little kitty, and the banner strips, too. The layer of vellum on the floral paper is another great detail, my friend!

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  30. Love this sweet kitty...And the texture of that background. wow.....Beautiful my friend. Hugs, joann

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  31. Very sweet card and the kitty is darling. Love the texture, what a great touch. Beautifully done.

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  32. Fab card - I love how you've done the sparkly stencilled background. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  33. WOW! This is lovely. I adore the background you created with the paste. Thank you for joining us at Dreamweaver Stencils this month for our birthday challenge.

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