A gorgeous Maine Coon cat named Bandit lives in my house with me. He’s a bit of a jerk (likes to pounce from under the bed, doesn’t like me to sleep at night, requests food daily), but I love him all the same. I often sing him a little song to remind him that he’s a cat. It goes something like this. [clears throat] “B-an-dit, you are a cat.” If you’ve been to my house, you’ve probably heard the song – and I’ve probably forced you to sing it to him, too. It’s a very catchy tune with very deep lyrics, don’t you think?
While I was perusing the DIY & Crafts board on Pinterest this week, I came across some black cat pillows that immediately caught my attention. My interest was piqued – not because they are cats – but because I could make a stinkin’ cute card with the simple concept. So guess what I did – I made the card. Here it is:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Shapes. Were it not for these little pillows, I don’t think I would have ever made a square cat. Triangle? Maybe. Circle? Probably. Square? Never. While my inspiration came from the project (from Womans Day online), it’s important to think outside the box (or cylindrical encasement) to avoid the same project every time. An unexpected shape can make all the difference.
- Shades. With this card, I’m introducing a lovely new shade of gray card stock from Stampin’ Up! The cat’s face is on a square of Smoky Slate – a shade lighter than Basic Gray, which was used as the base for this card. I didn’t think the card needed anything other than what you see here. No need to add texture or design to the background.
- Bandit’s Face. I intentionally did not center Bandit’s face on the card. I positioned it a little off-center on the bottom, right of the card. I drew the whiskers with the thin tip of my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker. I made his nose with a pearl. I added his eyes with the Large Rhinestones. Really showcases his wide eyes – right before he attacks my delicate feet.
What do you think? Couldn’t be easier, and couldn’t be cuter, don’t you think? How many kitty cards are you going to make this weekend? 🙂
Papers: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White Accessories: Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker, Pearl Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
One More Time. This year, though, there’s a crossover between periods. Beginning around noon on Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 3, orders can be placed from either the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog or the 2013-2104 Annual Catalog. Friday, May 31 is the last day to order from the 2013 Spring Catalog. So, May 31 is one day when you can order from all three! Isn’t that crazy? It’s crazy and exciting!
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