Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cool Cat

This fun card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2." I used a pre-made glittery black card by DCWV for the card base. I cut a piece of white cardstock at 3 1/2"x4" and used 1/2" black squares to create my checkerboard pattern. I matted it with some teal cardstock that is 1/8" larger. I cut a strip of teal cardstock the same width as the teal mat and 1/8" larger than the ribbon. I adhered it to the rectangle and wrapped it with the polka dotted ribbon. I used Nifty Fifties for the cat. It is cut at 3 1/4." I added some star dust Stickles to the collar and star and lagoon Stickles around the edge of the teal shape behind the cat. The piece is pop-dotted to the card. I used a Scrappy Moms stamp for the sentiment. The polka dotted circles at the bottom are metal brad tops, which I got at JoAnns, when I was still in Alaska, when they were on clearance. For the inside I used Nifty Fifties again to cut the "cool cat" part of the phrase. It is cut at 3/4." I used gunmetal Stickles on it to mimic the look of the card base. I handwrote the "to one" part of the phrase using a shimmery gel pen.

I made this card for the following challenges:








13 comments:

  1. That's really cool Paula! Didn't realize at first that it followed the Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge. Good job--even cooler! Thanks for joining us!--Pat N.

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  2. This is so cute! Love the polka dots combined with the checks. Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

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  3. That is one nifty cat and the way you made it fit the sketch is perfect. Thank you for celebrating Die Cuttin' Diva's birthday with us.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  4. That is one COOL cat! Love it! Great job on the challenge, thanks for playing 365!

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  5. Hi Paula,

    Love your colour combo! Cute image that you've put on your card.

    Thanks for playing along with us again this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  6. Very cute little card! I love cats. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  7. Cute card. I love the cat. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

    Hugs
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  8. Cute card. I love the sparkle and that cat is super cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cuttin Divas.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  9. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cuttin Divas

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  10. Very cute birthday card! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  11. Paula this came out great.. I love the color combo and that cat is too much! Totally retro, I really dig those polka dot brads you used. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

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  12. Love that cat and those colors are awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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