Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Custom Creation: Have a purrfect day

Hi there!  Back in the summer, my 12 YO daughter was invited to her best friend's birthday party. My girl asked me to make a special card.

I LOVE custom challenges like this!  You can see some of my other custom creations here and here.

The birthday girl adores cats.  This fact gave me the purrfect (ha) chance to use my new Cat's Meow stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.

I'm kind of new to the "coordinating dies" thing that everyone's doing these days.  Have to say I really appreciate having these dies.  Hand-trimming these stamped objects would not have been fun.

The sentiment comes with the Cat's Meow set, but I wanted my scene to have a picture hung on the wall above the cat.  Enter this pretty frame from Vintage Frames / Inspired By Stamping.  It was just the right size for the words.  I stamped it in chocolate ink, then drew on a nail and picture wire with a fine-tipped Copic marker.

I love cats, too, by the way.  Here is Cristabel, our sweetie:

She's pretty tough to photograph with all that dark fur.  I keep trying!

Stamps: Vintage Frames - Inspired By Stamping; Cat's Meow - Papertrey Ink Paper: white - PTI; hardwood strip - gift Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Going Gray - SU Accessories & Tools: Cat's Meow dies - PTI; Copic markers


Sue Lelli said...

I have a cousin to your cat named Houdini!! LOVE this cat card! Truly Purrfect for a cat lover!

Marjolein said...

Oh wow, Love your PTI card!!!
Great card, and she'll definitely love it! :-)


ps. The frame hanging on the wall is such a purrfect detail, ha, ha. :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING that kitty and the frame!! And your kitty is beautiful too!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

You do custom cards well Colleen!! Your daughter's friend is gong to love this!

Leslie Miller said...

A darling kitty critter card! Of course, I love it. Your coloring is great, too. Those matching dies can certainly come in handy and are pretty fun. I have plenty of dies, but only a few of the stamp/die coordinating sets. The stamped picture frame is gorgeous. A nice finishing touch!

Stella said...

Colleen you did an outstanding job for a purrfect birhtday card. Love the way you framed the sentiment. The cat is cute but i must admit that your mouse is stinkin'cute :)
And Cristabel? The lady of the house:)
have a great day; thinking of you. Thanks for your sweet reply on Instagram. It melts my heart..XXXXX

Marisa said...

That card is adorable. Love your black kitt too :) Give her a snuggle for me.

Lisa Lara said...

This card makes me so happy Colleen. I love the frame on the wall. Adorable.

Jessi Fogan said...

Cristabel! What a great kitty name! And I adore the card - me too I love making those kind of custom challenge cards :)

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