My Stamping Corner

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birthday Kitty.....

These days, I only seem to make a card when I need one - LOL!!  That may change now though since summer is just about over and my days will be my own again.

I needed a birthday card for a neighbor, so I dredged up this Penny Black set buried in with my clear stamps. This little kitty has never been inked up and he looked kinda cute so thought he might give my neighbor a smile!  :o)

As usual, I can't remember which Basic Grey collection this is from!  (Ha!) Hmmm....either I'm having memory issues or just have too much Basic Grey!!  (I think it's a combination of both!)  I used my big scalloped circle nestabilities and intended to layer my image on that. When I tried it, it just didn't give it the 'pop' that I wanted.....when I looked at the remnant of my die cutting, I decided to give that a try....and I liked it!  Looking at the finished product, I wish I'd done a little more stitching, but I'm pretty happy with it. :)

I colored this smiling little kitty with my prismacolor pencils & blended with gamsol. The balloons are covered with Diamond Glaze and I just had to use some glitter (on the gift, his hat & around him)!  Can't seem to do many cards without some glitter or bling!  Some ribbon remnants and a loop and this card is ready to rock & roll! 

I used the big scalloped piece (originally cut out to go behind the image) on the inside of the card as the background for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. 

The grandkids will be back to school this week so no more coming over to Grandma's house during the day.  I'm really going to miss them!!  They have made this summer so wonderful for both my DH and I.  It's been busy...and we've been totally exhausted at times...but we have so enjoyed the time we've spent with them.  Luckily, they live close to us, so we'll still see a lot of them!   (aren't they cute?!!)

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!