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Monday, October 23, 2017

Cat Lovers and Cardmakers Unite!

If you love felines, papercrafting, or any feline themed projects then there is an incentive to read on and find out about a purrfect blog hop this week!

A super sweet crafty blogger, Janis Woolbright, has been hosting the Cat Lovers Hop and for its third year starting today!!!! If you want to find out details or are just curious as a kitten about it, stop by Janis' blog at Her Peaceful Garden. The pre-hop information is here.

Now for my project! I already had these Indigo Cats stamped and colored just waiting to be shared as a card. I actually stamped and colored them when I made this card back in February but for some reason never finished. For the hop I added the butterflies, and then colored them in with Copic markers (list of colors are below in my supplies and instructions section).

Stampendous is joining the fun in a Friday post so stop by their blog for more cats later this week! They WILL be offering one set of the Laurel Burch Indigo Cats and matching Cutting Dies as a prize. If you can't wait, click the Amazon Ads below and buy them now.

Supplies: Here's a heads up that I link through my Amazon Affiliate Program. If you take a click a link and make a purchase some pennies are sent my way but not at a cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.

  • Laurel Burch Indigo Cats (AZ, STM)
  • Laurel Burch Floral Greetings Set (AZ, STM)
  • Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (AZSTM)
  • Versamark Watermark Pen (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)
  • Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - BG01, B02, B04, B06, E31, E33, E35, E39, FV2, R29, RV19, V15, W4, Y17, Y32, YG00, YG07, YG17, YR04, YR09
  • Mini MISTI Stamping Tool (AZEH) (magnets, too)
  1. Cut a piece of Mixed Media Paper to 4 x 5-1/4 inches.
  2. Place the paper in the MISTI Stamping Tool into a corner.
  3. Position the small Indigo Cat stamp onto the paper and close lid to cling stamp to lid.
  4. Stamp with Memento Black ink as many times needed to get solid black lines.
  5. Place a sticky note over cat and stamp one more time, gently remove and trim out cat to use for a mask.
  6. Remove small cat stamp, position large cat on white paper and cling to lid.
  7. Place mask on small cat and ink large cat stamp with black ink, repeat stamping large cat until you have solid black lines.
  8. Place a sticky note over stamped large cat, stamp cat one more time, gently remove and trim out cat to use as mask.
  9. Place masks over cats and stamp butterflies from the Indigo Cats set around the top half of the cardstock.
  10. Remove masks and use an alcohol marker safe pen to draw a black line on each side of the cats for a horizon.
  11. Color as desired using the Laurel Burch Coloring Guide provided by Stampendous.
  12. Use the free template included in the Indigo Cats Stamp Set right after coloring the bottom background so it draws the color to the open shapes of the template, or use the marker again to color shapes through the template. Create circles above the horizon line.
  13. Outline the cats and butterflies, plus antenna, with Versamark Watermark Pen and heat emboss with Pirate Gold powder.
You made it to the end! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I do hope that you were inspired by my design!

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and my comments are my own.

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  1. Wow, awesome, happy & bright coloring! Love Laurel Burch designs. Your card is gorgeous!
    rebyah1 @ gmail dot com USA

  2. What striking colors and fab design! I love Laurel Burch. Such a gorgeous card, Janelle. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  3. Love the cats and the background of butterflies, Janelle! Fab coloring.

  4. I love this card, it's gorgeous!

  5. How fun and colorful!!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  6. I haven't seen a Laurel Burch cat in the longest time - love how you colored them and then showcased them - beautiful!! xx
    StampinDiva {at} yahoo {dot} com

  7. Such a purr-fect card. I am insanely in love with those kitties and your amazing colouring. Lovely to meet you at the Hop :-)
    IKE x
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  8. AWK!! I just love those Laurel Burch cat stamps and they look like they would be so fun to color. I actually own several pairs of enamel Laurel Burch cat earrings that I bought back in the 1980's. I don't wear them anymore,but just can't bear to part with them, haha. LOVE your ombre coloring!

  9. This is so gorgeous! Colored Beautifully! thealteredpaper@gmail USA

  10. So glad you've joined the hop! This card is GORGEOUS!! Love those Indigo cats and the way you did the background, too!

  11. Your card is outstanding! I just love the boldness of it...such pretty colors and coloring.

    Beverly S.
    theladystamper2000atyahoodotcom USA

  12. Wowzers, your colouring is AMAZING! Your card is beautiful! I think I have an old wood-mounted Laurel Burch stamp in my stash - so nice to see these images again - thank you for inspiring!

  13. I love your bright and colorful card! Those Laurel Burch designs are so amazing and you make them look beautiful!
    Take Care!

  14. That is a great stamp set! Your card is so pretty, I love the colors

  15. Awesome card! Love these fabulous cats and the gorgeous vibrant colours.
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com UK

  16. Amazing card! Love the color combo.

  17. Love the intense colours you used. These cats are gorgeous. Hugz

  18. Gorgeous card! Love the brilliant blue cats and the softer yellow background. Just lovely

  19. Oh my goodness, Janelle! I love those incredible jewel tone colors in your kitties, against the amazing earthy brown and gray tones! Makes your kitties appear even more vibrant! I stand in awe at your impeccable coloring of those tiny triangles! Beautiful creation! hugs, de

  20. Love the cats and butterflies! Gorgeous card with beautiful colors!

  21. So pretty! I love what you have done with these stamps! Thanks for hopping with the Cat Lovers Hop! :) Stampn Diva {at} yahoo {dot} com USA

  22. Gorgeous, Janelle!! LOVE the way you made use of the template/stencil in the package of stamps. It looks so cool!! Those affiliate prices are smokin' deals, too!! Woo hoo!

  23. Stunning!!! Love the blue you chose. TFS

  24. These cats are my favorite.

  25. These cats are my favorite.

  26. Cats & butterflies are the perfect combo - very pretty card!

  27. So cute and colorful. I like the butterflies in the background.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  28. Love those Stampendous! cats! Great coloring and pretty butterflies Janelle.

  29. Ooooooh, This is stunning! Blue is my favorite and you did an awesome job, love it!

  30. Fabulous, Janelle! I love the butterflies with the cats. Everything looks so awesome in the traditional vivid Laurel Burch palette.

    Thanks so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  31. Oh how I love this card! The stamps are so funky and beautifully coloured. I love the background too with the pretty butterflies. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made this - I must have a go!! :) x

  32. Just love the bright colors of your cats. Your card is adorable.

  33. This is soo lovely and the colour combination is gorgeous!!

    taniyafern at yahoo dot com


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