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Purr-fect Birthday Card!


Hi, everyone!  I'm here with my latest project for Little Acres Creations using the absolutely adorable "Kitty Love" stamp set that's available at Little Acres Creations.

If you're a cat lover like I am, or know someone who is, this stamp set will have you purring with delight!  It comes with four cats, a mouse, a ball of yarn, and a large and a small set of paw prints that will definitely leave permanent paw prints on the heart of any kitty lover.

Chelle provided a wide variety of sentiments on the stamp set as well.  We all know the heartbreak when one of our furry friends crosses the "Rainbow Bridge" and how difficult it can be to find the right card.  She made sure that we have that in this stamp set with the sentiments "With Deepest Sympathy", "So Sorry", and a beautiful poem: "They came into your life one day, You loved them from the start, They shared with you that perfect love, That left paw prints on your heart!".  Also included in the sentiments are "Being Sick is Purr-fectly Awful!", "Stay Paw-sitive", "Get Well Soon!" and "Happy Purr-day".

We lovingly refer to my mother-in-law as 'the original crazy cat lady", so when I received my "Kitty Love" set, I knew I had to make her a birthday card.

I had two cats named Resin and Mercedes who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I now have one named Stubby.  Resin and Mercedes lived together with their previous owner and even after my husband and I adopted them from our friend they were inseparable.

For my card, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock to 4 1/2 inches by 3 1/4 inches.  Using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, I stamped the cat images, leaving room for the ball of yarn, which I stamped onto a piece of the same watercolor cardstock that I had left from trimming the panel.  I watercolored the gray on Resin's head and tail with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  For Mercedes, I watercolored her using Pumice Stone Distress Ink, then added flecks of Hickory Smoke Distress Marker.  For their ears, I added a bit of Picked Raspberry Distress Marker and blended it downward with a wet brush. Her collar I colored with a gold Sharpie.  Then I filled in the heart with Candied Apple Distress Marker and went over it with a red Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen.  A girl can never have too much bling! :)

Then it was on to Stubby.  I watercolored most of his body with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and added flecks of Tea Dye Distress Marker.  I also made sure that I put his signature "M" marking on his forehead.

I used a wet brush and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink for the yarn, cut it out, and adhered it with a foam square between Mercedes and Stubby.  Even though they didn't know each other (he and Resin did, though), I like to think that Mercedes was rolling the ball of yarn to Stubby when I look at the card.

I then used a wet brush to apply Broken China Distress Ink to the area behind the cats and Pumice Stone under them so it looked like they were sitting on something.

I then mounted that panel onto a piece of cat pattered paper and using my Mini Perfect Layers, cut a 1/2 inch border all the way around.  After that, I adhered it to a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 top-folding notecard.

I think this card is purr-fect for my mother-in-law!  I love the images so much that I'm thinking of doing that panel for myself and framing it as a tribute to by beloved cats.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to head to littleacrescreations.com and pick up "Kitty Love".  It'll make you happier than catnip!

Until next time, have a great day!

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