Tuesday, July 28, 2020

He's a Dapper Dude!

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. As you might have noticed, I love cats and have made it my top priority to collect all the cat-themed stamps, dies, and stencils in the world. They've said that "She, who has the most cat stamps, wins!" Yahoo! I'm gonna win!

 Anyway, I've fallen hard for the dapper cat from the Simple Elegance Cling Rubber Stamp Set by Carabelle Studio. I think he's so classy that he needed to be framed! So I did just that using the Regal Frame Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door.

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Here's my card!

Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Starlite Black Brilliance™ Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMarker™ by Tsukineko®
Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Copic® Markers: B60, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, R24, R28, R81, RV93, Y26
Checkerboard Mini Stencil by Carabelle Studios
Phlashback Patterned Paper from the Phresh and Funky Collection by Basic Grey® (which I hoard)
Aqua/Blue cardstock
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamp Platform
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner by EK Success

  1. Using Memento ink, stamp the elegant cat from the Simple Elegance Cling Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock and onto mask paper, which was fussy cut and set aside. 
  2. Secure the image panel to the stamp platform with magnets. 
  3. Position the Regal Frame over the cat image, ink the frame with Memento ink, and stamp. 
  4. Remove the image panel but keep the stamp on the platform's lid.
  5.  Use the stamp positioner to position the sentiment and stamp with Archival ink.
  6. Color the cat with Copic markers and adhere the pre-cut mask over him 
  7. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  8. Place Post-It Notes over the frame and sponge Periwinkle ink over the Checkerboard stencil onto the image panel.
  9. Keep the mask on the cat and place the image panel back onto the stamping platform in the same position. Secure with magnets. 
  10. Ink the  Regal Frame with Starlite Black Brilliance ink and stamp.
  11. Add clear detail embossing powder, dump off, and heat set.
  12. Let cool then use a Y26 Copic marker to color the white bits on the embossed frame.
  13. Use a VersaMarker to go over the entire frame and the cat's glasses. 
  14. Add clear detail embossing powder, dump off, and heat set.
  15. Repeat Steps 13 and 14 a few times until the frame and the cat's glasses are very dimensional and shiny.
  16. After some misadventures trying to get a straight rectangular border around the frame (I would swear that my vision has gotten wonky lately or maybe I'm just unbalanced), I ended up fussy-cutting the frame, which then needed to be edged with a dark marker and blasted with a heat gun to seal those edges. 
  17. The image panel was adhered to some really old, but beloved patterned paper and onto a blue/aqua A2 card.
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  1. Fabulous card and cat stamp definitely needs a frame love the sentiment too
    Carol x