Saturday, October 12, 2019


Hi Friends!!

Today I am sharing an emotional card for me.  We lost our sweet "Angel" this past June after her battle with cancer, and we , along with her sweet sister, "Queenie" miss her so.  

Our sweet "Angel" - Queenie's sister
I used the Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Friendship Words: Script Die for the word “Remember” along with the Stampendous “Feline Fun” stamp for the kitty image and the Simon Says Love Pawprints Die for the pawprint.  

I think that Queenie remembers Angel, but most likely by now, that memory may be fading a bit.  

Queenie now has the luxury of two people completely doting on her:-)  Unfortunately, we found out at her last dental cleaning in September, that she has developed FORLs (a common ailment for cats that causes their teeth to turn into bone).  She had to have two teeth extracted but overall she is doing fairly well for her age.  We are praying that she will be with us for many years to come, but also realize that Queenie is almost 15 , so each day is a gift :-)  

If you have not had a chance to drop by the above challenge sites yet, I hope you do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

Stamp the kitty image onto white cardstock with Staz-On™ Black Ink and heat set with a heat tool.  Using watercolor pencils and water-based markers, watercolor the image (again I used “Queenie’s” colors ).  Die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die and adhere to a piece of espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Add a piece of 5/8” espresso satin ribbon to the right side of the panel, wrapping the ends behind the panel. .

Die cut three of the script word die, glue all three together to create a thicker die cut. Use a gold paint marker pen to color the letters and set aside to dry.

Die cut the pawprint die from espresso and light brown cardstock.

Layer a panel of light brown cardstock onto a piece of espresso cardstock. Mount the main  focal image onto the card front with dimensional foam or chipboard. 

Add the gold script word onto the ribbon along with the olive buttons - use thin strips of espresso cardstock to create “thread”. 

Mount the layered pawprint die using dimensional foam or chipboard and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the cat’s eyes. 

Once the shimmer paint has dried, use a white paint pen to add highlights to the cat’s eyes to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Feline Fun (Stampendous)

Ink/Mediums: Staz-On® Black, Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers- Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette; SU! Black Watercolor Pencil, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, SU! Gold Paint Marker

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot™ ,  MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1, Simon Says Love Pawprints Die, AquaPainter™,  5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Olive Buttons (retired SU!)

Thanks again for taking the time to drop by-  I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend/week!


Dreja said...

Toll gemacht.
Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Lynda said...

Great card and the thought and reason behind using those colours - and the sentiment.......? Wow! As a cat lover and losing two cats this past year - it certainly hit home. Thank you for sharing at The Alphabet Challenge :) Lynda DT

Darlene said...

Beautiful card ... so sorry for your loss! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Julie,
I was so impressed with your recent submission to our challenge at A Place to Start, I decided to visit your blog and just look at some of your other projects. I can't on them all, but I find them all to be very nicely crafted. This is a particular favorite. You have a great eye for color and composition!
Chana Malkah, Owner
A Place to Start Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Chana Malkah said...

Oops!! "I can't comment on them all... My mind got ahead of my fingers!

Emma said...

What a gorgeous card, so sorry for your loss. My cat has recently been very ill & we thought we were going to lose her, shes pulled through but at 17yrs old we know we have limited time left with her. Sending hugs & thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘One word Sentiment’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Heike said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

LG Heike

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