This one is for my blogging friend Leslie's blog challenge - The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge, the second one. I took two tiny liberties with her sketch....I put the oval on a diet, and fattened up the circle!
I used the A Muse stamp set nine lives for this card. I thought the stretched out cat was perfect in an oval shape, and there was a matching sentiment that nicely fills out a circle.
I cut the oval first, then stamped the cat inside using my stamp positioner. While still in the Spellbinders long oval die, I very lightly inked the interior with first Pine Needles then Tumbled Glass distress inks. Next I stamped my sentiment and die cut it. It too was inked in the same manner as the oval, but with more pressure. I wanted it darker as a counter point to the oval. I chose some lovely Stampin Up DSP for the background, I love those stripes in contrast to the roundness of the oval and circle.
Thankfully no one I know of is yet in need of this card...but it will be at the ready!
Thanks for stopping by, and check out Leslie's challenge - you can by clicking on the link above or on the challenge graphic.