Monday, February 5, 2018

What's Mew?

Great news! I'm thrilled to announce that I've joined the Stampendous Design Team. This week, we are showcasing the wonderful new Curio Stamps! Be sure to check out Stampendous' Blog to see my teammates' stunning projects. I know that you'll be inspired!

Here's my card with the wonderful Laurel Burch Cat Curio.

As you might know, I LOVE cats and I love whimsy, so when Stampendous released their Laurel Burch stamps, I had myself a bit of a shopping spree. Then when the Curio Stamps were debuted, the Laurel Burch Curio Cat had to be my first! I love that you can stamp with it and display it to brighten any decor!


Stampendous Products:
Laurel Burch Cat Curio Stamp
Laurel Burch Icons Perfectly Clear Stamps
Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Rubber Stamps
The stencil included in the Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Cling Stamp set
Sky Blue Opaque Embossing Powder
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts
Mixed Media White Paper
Embossing Heat Tool

Other Products:
Copic Markers®: B04, B06, B28, BG13, YG07, G16, C10
Tim Holtz® Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Broken China Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Twisted Citron Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress Marker by Ranger
Mini-Blending Tool and Pads by Ranger
Anti-Static Bag
Eclipse Tape by Judikins
Blue cardstock by My Colors

  1. Stamp cat with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers. Fussy-cut, edge with a black marker, and set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of Mixed Media White paper to 4.25" x 5.25" and rub with your Anti-Static bag.
  3. Using a Mini-Blending Tool, sponge VersaMark Watermark ink over the squares in the stencil on the top of the page. You will only be able to one half of the page. 
  4. Sprinkle Sky Blue Opaque Embossing Powder over the top of the page, dump off excess, and heat set.
  5. Repeat this process on the other side of the page.
  6. Tear a piece of Eclipse Tape and place across the bottom of the image panel.
  7. Using Mini-Blending Tools, sponge Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Broken China Distress inks above the mask, blending as you go.
  8. Spray a fine mist of water over the Distress inks and heat set.
  9. Lift the Eclipse Tape mask and reverse it so that it covers the blue areas.
  10. Sponge Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress inks over below the mask to create a grassy background..
  11. Heat set the background panel.
  12. Lift the masks and stamp one of the borders from the Laurel Burch Icons Perfectly Clear Stamp  set with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. Heat set.
  13. Decide where you want to place the cat and draw a few lines using the Mowed Lawn Distress Marker. Immediately smudge it with your finger and/or a baby wipe.
  14. Stamp the sentiment from the Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 
  15. Adhere the cat.
  16. Cut blue cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score and fold to form an A2 card.
  17. Adhere the image panel to the blue card.
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. and congratulations on joining the design team!!

  2. These stamps are so cool! Fun card!

  3. Welcome new team member.
    Love how you incorporated the stencil into your distress ink background.

  4. Congratulations Kathi, it's a brilliant card, and they are very lucky to have you xx

  5. Congratulations, Kathi! It will be so much fun to follow your creations on the Stampendous DT! I love your kitty card!

  6. Such a cute cat. I like the background, too. Cool.

  7. This is super cute, Kathi! Thanks so much for joining our team and sharing with us! We're excited to have you!!

  8. So much beauty!!! Am truly in love with your gorgeous colors but be still my heart for that adorable little Stampendous curio birdie!! And everyone knows that birdies don't go with kitties even though yours is adorable. Que sera sera....

  9. Love the whimsical cat.
    Great card.
    welcome to the DT.
    thanks for sharing

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card Kathi, and what great news!!! :D
    Congratulations, you will be perfect in this team, playing with and featuring their beautiful stamps.
    Many fit perfectly your style.
    I also love Lauren Burch stamps, I've got four of them (not enough inked and used I know, but kept preciously! :)
    I hope you are well.
    Sending hugs to you
    Take care,

  11. YAY KATHI!!!! So happy for you, your going to blow them away!!

  12. Congrat's o joining the team and I love your card, and I love cats also I have a Persian cat that I adore.I love the colors you picked. Thanks for sharing Tracey Magner