Monday, February 1, 2016

Two Cats for the Two Challenge!

This week at Stampotique Designers Challenges, we have a special challenge theme of Two celebrating the second anniversary of the Stampotique ATC Swap facilitated by the lovely Nikki Woodward

If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card with Stampotique's Chessy (Janet Klein) that will accompany the ATC on its journey.

Chessy was stamped twice with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a Black Multiliner pen. The Chessys took a cat nap together while I created a background for them.

The inspiration for my background is the song, Our HouseGreen patterned paper, from the Penny Lane collection (My Mind's Eye) was die-cut with the dies from the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die set (Frantic Stamper). The die-cuts were layered, sponged with Forest Moss Distress ink (Ranger), and adhered to blue patterned paper from the same collection, and cut to size. The cut was a bit wonky, so I distressed the edges. Smooth white cardstock was die-cut was with both the Country House die (Memory Box) and the Sunny Sun die (Die-namics). Both die-cuts were colored with Copic markers then adhered to the card front. White textured cardstock was die-cut with the one of the words from the Smile die set (Cherry Lynn Designs) and then adhered. I seem to have lost the dot on the i, so I will add it before sending the card and atc on their long journey.

The Heart String die (Penny Black) was used to die-cut red cardstock. A craft knife was used to free violet/grey Chessy's left paw. The Chessywere adhered to the card front and the Heart String die cut was tucked under their paws. The Chessys' eyes, teeth, and the windows of the house received Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Anything Goes with a Die
Cut it Up Challenges: Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies Challenges: Purrything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenges: Ray of Sunshine


  1. Those two cats look different just because you used two different color schemes! I love how they're cooperating.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


  2. A great fun card Kathi, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. That is fabulous and I love the kitty image :-) Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE xx

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  4. Just love the expressions on the cats' faces! Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  5. Those grins made me chuckle, Kathi, they remind me of the Cheshire Cat in Alice & Wonderland! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. How cute! So glad the kitties got in their cat nap before adorning the card! her hee! That's a great background and the heart banner is so fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up for our Love is in the Air Challenge.

  7. Those cats are just too funny, Kathi! Love your little sun up there in the corner. So glad you joined us in our Ray of Sunshine challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenges!