Monday, December 3, 2018

Age and a Cat


I recently received a rather humorous birthday card from a friend, and I had great delight in sending her one of similar ilk.

I decided to do a window technique, using a die that  co-ordinated with the Tim Holtz "Crazy Cat" image

The image is actually stamped on the inside, and the matching die is used to cut the front panel.

After stamping the sentiment repeatedly across the base of the coloured panel, some enamel spots finished the outside of the card

The only colouring on the cat was the eyes, which then had a layer of Glossy Accents added. and some washi tape was used to 'ground' the cat.

The 'snark' came in the inside greeting

... and I added "I hope you are not feeling the years!" 

I am linking this to:

(centre horizontal line - sentiment, white and animal)


Wendy L said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, I hope this was appreciated, with a good laugh from the recipient. Love the little car peering through the top of the card... have a wonderful week... Megan
p.s. many thanks for all the comments during the my mad month of cardmaking..

Monica said...

Such a cute and funny car. Lovely colours too.

Lovely Linda said...

Such a clever card Maxine - I love the window effect and the eyes on your cat - gorgeous!! Take care n=my friend xo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, of course I love your card... so cute! And those eyes. They are the perfect touch!

jimlynn said...

Gotta love that green eyed cat on this precious card! Love the sentiment too.

MariLynn said...

Love the cat. What a great idea to use the die and stamp that way You have inspired me. I think I'm going to do a card for the coffee lovers blog hop using my STAMPlorations coffee cup and die. I wish we could figure out why you can't visit my blog. I miss you. I am thankful that I can still come and see your blog. Hope you have a blessed day my friend.

Caroline said...

Nice card you've shared with us at 2Sistersontehblog, thank you!
Caroline DT

Mac Mable said...

Great technique and the expression on the cat's face is priceless. I bet your friend loved it? x

Ellibelle said...

What a great idea to use the matching die! Love the design and great sentiment!

froebelsternchen said...

Cute and funny - and beautiful made!
Hugs, Susi

mamapez5 said...

A real fun card. I have the crazy birds set but not the cats. It is an interesting way to use the die too. I like your clever play on the words. I am sure this card was greatly appreciated. Kate xx

aussie aNNie said...

a fab meowie card. Love these TH stamps.x

Quillish said...

OMG.. this is one technique that makes me go wow, and I always want to try but haven't yet. What a lovely card and cute too!

Nicolette said...

A very nice card.
Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

Christine said...

Cute card with such a great sentiment!
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
DT Member

Gerrina said...

It is great that with only a few colours your card makes such an impact! Hugs,Gerrina

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- fun sentiment and that cat is fun- love the expression on its face. Such a fun technique and love the result!

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

A fab and fun card. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge" for December. DT Sam x

Monika Reeck said...

Always love this crazy cat image
and the layout is nice too dear Maxine
cute cat eyes hehehe makes me smile
sweet card again

The Craft Princess said...

Such a fun card! I love that you just colored his eyes and glossy accents bring it to life.
Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck :)
Crafter's Castle

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

Fran said...

Too cute! Love the humor the card represents.
Hugs, Fran

Lyn said...

Just found your card on the Southern Girls blog and had to drop by and say Hello, loving your card. Awesome cat and the sentiment is great!

craftysahmiam said...

What a fun card and technique, thanks for sharing with us at Love To Craft. Happy Holidays!