Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Birthday Cats

Welcome

I had an birthday that I wanted to mark, that I did not learn about until the day before, so I made a very CAS card, knowing that the recipient loves cats - she has three of her own, which explains the theme, and she recognised the representation of each of them here on the card!


The cats are part of the Feline Good  stamp and die set from the Project Bin, a wonderful RAK from Kelly the Sandcastle Stamper.
I stamped the cats on snippets of card, coloured them with chalks/pastels,  then die cut them out and mounted them over the grey panel, (another snippet) which had been embossed with the folder from the Mini Crazy Cats set by Tim Holtz


The smaller background panel was one I had stamped using rubber bands around a block, first with Memento London Fog ink and then VersaMark ink and silver embossed


I cannot recall which stamp I used for the sentiment, which was simply stamped in black ink.


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27 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card for your friend with the cats...love the design too.xx

Neet said...

Being a cat lover I adore this card. Such lovely chubby cats and the background - you do the most lovely, unusual and amazing backgrounds. Am sure the recipient will be overjoyed.
Blessings, Neet xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such an amazing design and what a fun stamp set, too! Love the cats!

Katrina Brown said...

Such a fun card with the kitties and that creative rubber band technique! It gives the card such a "wild" cat sort of look! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Brenda said...

What a fun birthday card for someone who loves cats Maxine! I think those cats are simply adorable. Especially their expressions, too cute! Love your "rubber band" technique on the background. I so need to do this as it gives such an artsy look! Hugs, Brenda

Ellibelle said...

Those cards are just adorable Maxine, what a cute card with the fabulous sketch and great choice of colors!

froebelsternchen said...

What a fun and lovely card for a cat lover! Super! The embossing is so elegant!
Big hugs, Susi

MaryH said...

A fabulous look for your feline loving friend. I always enjoy the way you've tailored special cards to each recipient's interests. This one was so well done, with the trio of cats and the background panel. I also liked the rubber band panel, embossing with the gold really added a nice sparkle to the neutral colors. Looks very 'artsy' too. TFS & Blessings.

brenda said...

How lovely to make such a personalised card for the recipient Maxine and so like how you have photographed it against the large cat figure.

B x

Dawn Turley said...

Super cute Maxine. Your kitties are just adorable. I'm sure the recipient loved it.

Mia said...

I love cats, too. Gorgeous card, Maxine. I am sure the recipient loved it. Kisses, my friend.

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful kitty card, Maxine, and such darling images! Your background is fabulous with the embossing and use of a rubber band! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent!!! This card is sure to bring smiles to the recipient.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
JIm

Gerrina said...

I'm so late in commeting; work really took all my time the last days...
Love the monochrome colours with th pop of gold! And they look sweet those cats! Hope you have a fun weekend planned...

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a fun card Maxine...the chubby cats make me smile
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card, love the pudgy kitties.

Mac Mable said...

Love the rubber band technique layer, which is so perfect for those wonderful cats. Such a thoughtful card x

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine, this card is so super cute. I like the trio and how perfect to give it to a person who has three cats. Lovely card.

Love,

Monica

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a lovely cat birthday card, Maxine! Love how you have colored the cats. Love your idea to put on three to match her three! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and sharing your creative make! hugs, Maura

Margaret said...

So adorable. You'v really done a fabulous job showcasing those little fur babies. I'm sure your friend was thrilled to receive it.

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!!Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Amazing design! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs and best of luck with your entry. Beatriz DT

Victoria Rowson said...

Cute card! Fabulous layout. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

MiamiKel said...

OH Maxine, how delightful this is with a trio of kitties! Your card design is superb and I love that you tailored a card just for your friend - another example of your sweetness! So happy that you like the stamps!

Di said...

Really super fun card Maxine! Made me really smile here too.

Hugs

Di xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine:
I love your card. Then again, I always love your cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talents on our team. I'm blessed to have you.
Karen

creationsnz said...

Super card Maxine, you blitzed it on this one. CarolG