Thursday, August 17, 2017

SC658 Hello Friend

Hi Friends!

It’s time for the new SC658 sketch at Splitcoaststampers and I just love the sketch that Carey created for us this week, it is so versatile!

I have a few new cat stamps from Stampendous® that I have not had a chance to ink up yet, so I pulled out Curious Feline and paired it with Sunday Sentiments from Mama Elephant.  I decided to color the image based off my sweet "Angel"- this image reminded me of her! She is always by my side when I am stamping or whatever I am doing, so the "Hello Friend" sentiment applies to her as well!

In addition to using the Splitcoaststampers SC658 Sketch for the layout, I am also linking this card to the CAS-ual Fridays #180 “Friendship” Challenge, the PINSpirational #197 Photo Inspiration Challenge and the Tuesday Throwdown #356 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenges yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Curious Feline (Stampendous®) image with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- I used Daffodil Delight and Old Olive for the eyes, Basic Black for the fur and Whisper White for the hairs in the ears.  I tried to mimic the fur with the pencil strokes and continued to add layers once I added water with an AquaPainter™.  Once the image was colored to my satisfaction, I added a bit more color with a Conté ά Paris Black Pastel Pencil, blending with a paper stump.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.

2). Layer a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the Basic Black card base, add a strip of striped black and white designer paper (from my stash) per the sketch.  Mount the card front onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

3). Use the Big Shot™ with the Darice™ Pawprints Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the front vertical panel.

4). Trim a piece of Certainly Celery designer paper (retired from my massive stash of paper- lol!), mount onto the Basic Black cardstock and create the second vertical panel per the sketch.  Mount directly onto the card front.

5). Add the fussy cut cat image behind the first panel and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Stamp the sentiment from Sunday Sentiments with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Create the fishtail banner with a Hexagon Punch, layer onto Basic Black cardstock, and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Use a Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen to add shimmer to the eyes and an Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen to add highlights.  Once the paint has dried, use Glossy Accents™ to fill in the eyes to finish off the card (make sure you allow the Glossy Accents™ to dry overnight). 

Stamp Sets: Curious Feline (Stampendous®), Sunday Sentiments (Mama Elephant)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Watercolor Pencils- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White; Conté ά Paris Black Pastel Pencil , Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Extra Fine White Sharpie® Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper; Misc Black and White designer paper

Accessories/Tools: retired Hexagon Punch, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and have a great week/weekend!


Frances Arhipoff said...

Love this card will certainly need to get this stamp

Saba Noor said...

Adorable card!! Good Luck with your entry.
Thank you for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenge!
Saba - DT
Creative Paper Boutique

Judy Sander said...

Awesome job of making that kitty look exactly like yours!

Lisa Mensing said...

So sweet! You did a great job showing off your fur baby! Thanks for playing along with Casual Fridays Friendship Challenge.

Andrea W said...

Oh my gosh!!! Your card is super cute. We have three black and white kitties and we just adore them. I'll have to get this stamp. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Angel said...

Oh my, this is just SO FUN!!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *So sorry for late commenting, I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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