Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I made this card for a friend. I had read an article about dogs that made me laugh. She has two golden retrievers, and I thought she would find the article amusing.  I couldn't just put it in an needed a card.  And gave me the impetus to play with a new to me stamp and stencil combo.

The stamp and stencil are from Stampers Anonymous-Perfect Peony.  I love peonies they are just so lush and gorgeous.  I first stamped it in Soft Vanilla ink on white card, and then placed the matching stencil over it. I decided to color with distress inks, and used a combination of  tattered rose, and worn lipstick for the flower and peeled paint and mowed lawn for the leaves.  I decided that I wanted more definition to the flower so I stamped it again through the stencil with fired brick. I then needed to soften those lines just a bit, so I went over it with some more tattered rose. Then stem was stamped again with pine needles.

Over the weekend I had out my Silhouette Portrait, and I cut out loads of words for cards on white cardstock.  I thought smile would be appropriate to the contents of the card. The  Smile cut was stacked 3 deep and then colored by using versamark and rangers liquid platinum embossing powder.  I also used the  frames die cut from Simon Says stamp to put a very thin pink border around the flower panel.  Of course I had to add some wink of stella to the blossom.

Thanks for stopping by!


vic said...

This is lovely cat and made me smile :)
Have a lovely day
Vic x

Barb Ghig said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cat! I love how you alternated between stamping and stenciling to get it "just right"! The colors have blended so beautifully, too! This card will definitely make someone smile :)

Greta said...

I've never used a stamp/stencil combo--sounds neat & I love how this came out! What a neat thing to send to your friend, Cat. Us dog people always appreciate such things. PS--I had the SSS Flickr challenge in mind, but forgot to use the right shade of green. Hopefully I'll get another one made in time. Thanks for always being a friend & letting me know about challenges!

Leslie Hanna said...

I've not tried the stamp + stencil thing either. Now I might need them.

Martha said...

Cat, this is simply beautiful! Your friend will love it.
Pretty colors & fabulous die-cut sentiment.