Thursday, September 21, 2023

That Crazy Cat


This started off with a boo boo - I adhered the layer of napkin to the card front on an angle - and I had no time to correct it as I had used a spray glue, and it sticks fast and hard!! 
So I chose to work with what I had... 

The image is from Tim Holtz Crazy Cats set, and I stamped it in a Caramel ink, added ink to an acrylic block and then painted it with a wet brush.
I lost the image a wee bit, so then stamped it again to get some definition back, and it worked!
I also grounded it with some green ink brushed on, and gave it a faint blue sky - both inks were applied before I removed the die

I had to cut it on an angle in the oval, as the next size of oval was too large for the card, so it fitted the background much better like that - it all started to look coordinated...

It's eyes were highlighted with some glossy accents

The sentiment was stamped in the same Caramel ink and cut into a fish tail banner, the panel was edged with the same ink, and the main panel adhered to a kraft coloured base.

Some bronze coloured washi tape for the inside

And some stamping on the envelope, and it was finished!

I am linking this to:

Both image and sentiment are old stamps


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

No one would have known about the mistake if you hadn’t said it, Maxine! A beautiful design and to me the oval put diagonally adds interest to the TH crazy cat! Love the matching envelope too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... that cat image is so fun! Such a cute birthday card, Maxine!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Love that washi, and the fabulous cat, a great design here Maxine.
Faith x

Neet said...

It looks fine to me Maxine. Sometimes it can be boring to have nothing but straight lines so having them slightly at an angle makes the eye wander to the main image.
I love the Crazy Cats, you did well to get it so accurate the second time you used it. Well done!
Blessings, Neet xx

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card Maxine. Love the cat with his attitude, reminds me a bit of my Thomas when he is gets close to a stray neighbourhood cat LOL but he's very friendly towards humans :)
So great to see you linked up at both I spy with my little eye and my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Thank you for playing along!

jimlynn said...

Great use of that washi take and I love that little cat. The green eyes are sensational - and so cool looking. Great card Maxine!

Cynthia said...

Fun birthday card and matching envelope, Maxine. The napkin background looks great and would never guess that's what was used. Thanks for sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great work Maxine, I wouldn't take this cat on, he looks quite menacing.

Gerrina said...

Still a great cat-card! Love the warm gold and brown combi! Hugs, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

Love the look of this card. Your color choices are perfect. Have a great weekend ♥

Donna Walls said...

No one would ever know your background was placed at an angle by mistake, it looks like an intended design. Fun and Funky cat, Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

HilaryJane said...

Very well rescued, it looks like it was planned all along and the wonkiness goes very well with that rather angled cat. Great job xx

Carol W said...

What an awesome boo boo. Great recover and saving of the card. You did a wonderful job with this card Maxine

JD/ Jill said...

A Very nicely done card!

Uschi said...

I think it's really perfect! Nobody would have noticed. And it looks more interesting this way. I love the shiny silver background stripes as well as that stunning cat. She's really pretty, but also a little mad. Great coloring and a beautiful matching envelope.
Thank you for participating in the Everybody Art Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Brenda said...

I'm glad you went with your boo boo Maxine, because I love the fun look you got! These animals that TH's does are always fun and crazy! I can't imagine that this card wouldn't lift someone up and make them smile from ear to ear! Hugs, Brenda

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautifully done - Thanks for sharing over at AAA Birthday this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
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Kristine said...

Nice birthday card, what a funny cat! Love the foiled bg!

Monica C. said...

You did a good job on fixing the glue hold. I like the color scheme you have gone with here.

Thank you for joining the Jan’s Digital Stamps challenge.

Monica C. DT Jan’s Digital Stamps

creationsnz said...

The wonky background goes so well with the wonky cat! Gives it some movement and fun. CarolG

Donna Scholz said...

Maxine, what a crazy cat! The oh-oh position of your cat worked out beautifully!! Thank you for sharing your car and talent with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Kathy said...

Maxine, it came together purrfectly, after all you were showcasing a "crazy" cat. Smiling, Kathy

Helen said...

He certainly is a crazy cat! Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Helen x