Thursday, November 13, 2008
This week's challenge for The Cat's Pajamas rubber stamps is hosted by Katie, who has challenged us to use Pacific Blue, Sky Blue, Chocolate and Caramel colors to make a card.
I like these colors. They are similar to ones I used on a Poochie card a few challenges back. I didn't have Stampin' Up's "Pacific Point" colored cardstock when I made that card. I planned to use the same ribbon for today's card that I had used in the Poochie card, since the colors are such a nice match, but my card changed direction as I worked on it. (The ribbon I didn't use is in the picture of today's card.)
The trim on Kitty's coat is flocked. I have wanted to use flocking with this stamp, and instead of using the standard white, it was fun to use tan. I put glitter in the center of the flocked flower on her hat, and put the same glitter on the swirls to add a bit more bling.
Stamps: Skating Kitty and swirl from "Kitty Christmas" set from The Cat's Pajamas; sentiment from Rubber Cottage
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar white; Stampin' Up: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Ink: Palette Noir, Versamark, Prismacolor Pencils, Cold Stone Prismacolor marker, SU Soft Sky, SU Chocolate Chip
Other: stitched ribbon from Oriental Trading Company, clear embossing powder for upper background swirls, D'vine swirl Cuttlebug embosssing folder, Stickles glitter glue (color: Waterfall), circle Nestabilities, tan flocking.
MiniKat asked what I do with the cards I make. When I make some of them, I have a person and an occasion in mind, for example, if it is my sister's birthday, I make a card for her using colors and a theme that I think she might like. For challenge cards, I usually don't have a recipient in mind, I let the card sit out for awhile, then I add the card to my stash of cards. Some of those cards in the stash do get given to someone at a later date.