Hi, There, Stampers!
You might remember that a bit over a week ago I showed you a card I’d made with one of the cute kitties from the Love Cats Stamp Set. Today I have a quick share with how I used another of the little critters.
Fussy Cutting vs. a Cutting Machine
I have been the owner of an electronic cutting machine for several years. I mostly use it for projects that have nothing to do with my card-making. I love fussing cutting, especially when I need some time just to sit and relax. It relaxes me. But I was not successful with the cats. For one thing, they’re a solid color. Most people seem to be making the cats black, though other colors would work well, too. When I tried to fussy cut this cat, every single little smidge that wasn’t perfect showed up. So I gave up and used my cutting machine.
Why I Did the Cutting
Ever since I first saw this cat, I knew I wanted her to be lying on the top of a band formed by Designer Series Paper. Of course as this is basically a Valentine stamp set, I wanted something red with hearts. Funny how the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper had just what I wanted.
Where I Found the Hearts
For the past week or so I’ve had the Country Bouquet Stamp Set out on my work table (along with the Country Floral papers, of course). There are some hearts in that stamp set. But they weren’t quite what I wanted. The good news for me is that I’d just bought the Share a Milkshake Stamp Set. There was the perfect set of little hearts. That’s what I used to stamp the background of the card front.
The Rest of the Card
That was pretty much the whole card. But I definitely needed a bit of color around the card front before I mounted it onto a card base. I tried red. But the Basic Black Cardstock really made the card look like what I’d envisioned when I started it. Of course I try to add some kind of embellishment to any card. This time I used the Petal Pink sequins from the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins from Stampin’ Up!’s current Mini Catalog to accent the card front.