Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Feline Friends

Over at the Craft Room Challenge this week, they are featuring felines. I thought this was a good opportunity to use some of the feline stamps I bought last year from Tanda Stamps.

I made 2 cards but couldn't decide which one to post for the challenge! So I am showing you both cards!

For this card, I stamped the gorgeous feline on white card then heat embossed it with black. I cut the image out using the deckled rectangles from Spellbinders and cut a further 2 rectangles - one black and one white to use as layers.

I made a top fold base card from black card and scored the lines on it using my ScorePal. I stamped a sentiment and heat embossed it with white and added a ribbon.

This card used the same Tanda stamp that Zoe used for her sample card. I used wild honey, rusty hinge and brushed corduroy on the stamp which gives it a bit of a distressed look. I cut it with a circle die from Spellbinders and added brushed corduroy and walnut stain around the edges before I removed it from the die.

The background was stamped with another Tanda stamp - a spiderweb that I used pumice stone and black soot on to get a variegated look to the end result.

I rounded the corners on the layer and added to a top fold black base card. The image was mounted onto the card with foam squares to raise it a little from the card.

I couldn't resist showing you a picture of our own feline - Didi. She was lying on a duvet that I had taken off the bed and was most comfortable there when I took the photo!


craft-roomjulia said...

Wow, your two cards are absolutely wonderful. I really couldn't choose between them, the balck and white one is so sophisticated, but the second one is just so cute. I love the picture of your own cat, she's very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

Debi said...

Two great cat cards janet, I think though my fav is the black and white one :) thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

chrissie said...

Love the card and the photograph of your cat.


Mervi said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful cat!

Your both cards are very lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

hazel said...

Two smashing cards, I love the images and the lovely photo of Didi. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Zoechaos said...

Didi looks very comfortable she is a very pretty cat.

Great cat cards Janet, love the black and white one that stamp is such a smart cat I can never think of what to do with it your example is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

Nikki Byrne said...

What a gorgeous set of feline cards! Well done :o) Thank you for joining our feline challenge at Craft-Room challenge,



Maria said...

Gorgeous cards Janet! The black and white one is so elegant, and the 2nd card is so fun - I love that image! I love your very cute cat too - she looks very comfortable there! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Shairon said...

Great cat cards, Janet! Love the black and white one and your real-life black and white one too! xx

Esther said...

Lovely cards..especially like the blakc and white one, very elegant...Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge..Esther xx

Kim B said...

Wonderful cards and love that beautiful kitty of yours. Thanks for joining Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Janet, what great cards both of them are fantastic the first only so elegant and the second one fab and funny.

Your own cat is incredibly beautiful too.