Friday, August 6, 2021

Global Stamping Friends August Blog Hop Animals

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends August Blog Hop as we showcase the theme "Animals". You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you.
One of my favorite new stamp sets from the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog would have to be the Clever Cats stamp set. I love Halloween and I love cats, so you could say it's a match made in heaven. The cat image I chose reminds me of our Tuxedo cat, Sylvester, and I couldn't resist having him fly through the night sky on a broomstick to celebrate Halloween. The embellishments really bring this card design to life with the Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins and the 1 1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon adding sparkle and texture to the background. 
Products Used:
Clever Cats stamp set (item #156490) New
Gorgeous Leaves stamp set (item #153365) New
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Lovely Labels Pick A Punch Punch (item #152883)
Neutrals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #155226)
Night Of Navy Cardstock (item #100867)
Crushed Curry Cardstock (item #131199)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #102283)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (item #147115)
Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pad (item #147087)
Night Of Navy Classic Ink Pad (item #147110)
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154885)
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #156484) New
1 1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon (item #153550)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Night Of Navy Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" ( Scored at 4 1/4")
Crushed Curry Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Large Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
3/4" x 3" trimmed and ends punched using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Night Of Navy Designer Series Paper
Background Layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
Basic White Cardstock
Sentiment Label - 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip, trimmed and ends punched with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Piece for cat and broomstick stamped images, fussy cut with scissors
This was such a fun card to design and I love that how the images in the Clever Cats stamp set work together. I stamped the cat image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and the broomstick I stamped with Soft Suede Classic ink also onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock. I colored the broomstick image with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Marker to add color and depth to the image. I colored the cat's eyes with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker to give them that wonderful glow. I fussy cut both images out with scissors. For the large Crushed Curry circle, I stamped one side with large spotted background image from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, using Crushed Curry Classic ink. I wanted to create the detail you can see on the surface of a full moon and I love how this image worked. Using the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, I attached a piece around the Night of Navy Designer Series Paper layer and attached the layer to the Crushed Curry cardstock layer. I attached the Crushed Curry moon over the top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals so that the stamped side is on the right side. I attached the broom and the cat to the moon so that the broomstick is level with the bottom edge of the ribbon. For the sentiment, I stamped the image onto the Basic White strip with Night of Navy Classic ink and trimmed and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I trimmed and punched the ends of the Crushed Curry strip withe Lovely Labels Pick A Punch so that it is approx. a 1/4" longer than the sentiment label. I layered the sentiment layer on top and attached the sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete the card design, I added several of the Cute Stars to the designer series paper background and the sentiment and colored the moon, the cat and the broomstick with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a touch of shimmer. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to use animals to create your own projects. Stampin' Up! has a wonderful range of projects to help meet your needs, whatever the occasion. 
Now it's time to visit Jan's wonderful blog and see what she has created for us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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  1. Great card with just the right amount of spooky! I never thought to do a Halloween card but it fits the theme perfectly. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you Rachel. I fell in love with this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the catalog. I had so much fun creating this card.

  2. I love the grumpy cat. Too bad we don’t do Halloween in the Netherlands.

    1. I love these cats too Marieke. I think this stamp set would work for so much more than just Halloween.

  3. Super cute card Tricia! That cat is too funny. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jan. I think these cats are so funny and adorable. I can't wait to create more projects with this stamp set.

  4. Love the card, Tricia!! I was not going to get that set even though we love black cats and have one. Now you make me want it! :) Thanks!

    1. Thank you June. We have two black cats and I love that this stamp set captures their personalities.

  5. Oh I love this as a catmom!
    We don't celebrate Halloween overhere (though the shops do for their sales..hehe), but this stampset is perfect for catlovers!
    Thanks for hopping with us!

    1. Thank you Angelique. I plan to use this stamp set for so many occasions beyond Halloween. The cat images are so cute and funny.

  6. So super cute. That cat is just too much <3

    1. Thank you Stephanie. We have 3 cats so I just had to get this stamp set.

  7. The cat on a broom! Adorable. And now I need those star embellishments.

    1. Thank you Amanda. You will love the adhesive stars. They are wonderful for a quick embellishment.

  8. I've been having so much fun playing with this set too! I like how you colored the moon ~ Happy early Halloween Love, Karen

  9. OMG, I love this card! 😹 Thanks for sharing :-D