Happy Cat

Today has been a very busy day, but I wanted to make a card to share with you here. This is what I ended up creating. I probably should have come up with a quicker project as this one did take a little time, but it was the one I had in my mind so it’s what I made!

I started by cutting a panel of watercolour paper to the size of a card front. I cut myself a cloud mask from a snippet of scrap paper using the largest of Lawn Fawn’s Simple Puffy Clouds dies then used that to help me sponge some subtle clouds all across the Β panel.

Next I took the word “happy” from a happy birthday stamp set (I don’t have a link for this one, unfortunately) and stamped it repeatedly across the clouds with a darker blue ink. At this point I realised that perhaps I should have made my clouds a bit less subtle, but never mind!

With my sky background complete I moved on to my hill. I used Lawn Fawn’s Flower Border die to cut a hill from a snippet of card stock, then ran it through again with bright orange and bright yellow. I carefully snipped away the heads of the flowers from the orange and yellow, and adhered them over the green. I made sure to keep the orange flower centres to put into the yellow flowers for some nice contrast.

On a second snippet of watercolour card I stamped the ball and one of the cats from The Greeting Farm’s Purfect Cats stamp set. I coloured them in with my watercolour pencils and blended out with Wink of Stella for some shimmer. I chose yellow and orange tones for the ball with blue spots as I wanted it to coordinate well with the colours I’d already used. For the cat I chose to make it white with pale grey spots. Β I then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The final elements were the sentiment and the ‘trail’ for the ball. I originally wanted to use a stamp which I believe is meant to be a bounce mark (though it may be a piece of confetti/streamer thing) but I couldn’t work out how to make it look right, so I stamped the line of dots instead with the idea that it represents the ball rolling away from the cat who is chasing it. The sentiment I used came from Pink and Main’s Dinomite.

Assembly was very straight forward. I used liquid glue on the back of all the elements to adhere them in place. I trimmed down the panel slightly so that it would have a border of the card base showing. I did consider using a coloured card base but in the end decided that white looked best. I also decided to round the corners on both the panel and the card base.

I’m pretty pleased with this card. I always love these little cats because their so cute. He definitely looks like he’s having fun playing out in the sunshine! I do feel a little as though I “wasted time” adding in the clouds when the repeated “happy” almost completely disguises them, but at least I had fun doing it!

Love,

Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Birthday

Farm Fresh Challenge – Summer Fun

Mod Squad – Make Your Own Background

Muse – Inspiration Card (I chose to CASE this lovely Christmas card that Ardyth made. Elements I picked up on included the cute character, large word background, sloping hill, and simple black sentiment. It was fun turning a Christmas card into a summery card!)

Inspiration card by Ardyth

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

 

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12 thoughts on “Happy Cat

  1. Haha! I often ‘Christmas-ize’ an inspiration, but I love how you ‘summerized’ the card you chose! Love that hill of flowers and all the bright colours! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and for joining my party at Muse!

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  2. Super cute and fun cards. Lots of cheery vibrant colours and brilliant little scenes. Thanks for playing along in our 3rd birthday challenge at AAA Cards this week

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