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Pets All the time Maintain Us On Our Toes

I’m a cat particular person. There I’ve mentioned it. I had a wide range of pets as a toddler, canines, cats, rabbits and so forth. However I like the individuality and character of cats. We at present have Houdini (who’s simply popped into the craft room to remind me I haven’t given him breakfast…). He’s a candy black cat, 11 years previous now, however nonetheless spritely sufficient to catch the occasional mouse. Final month proper in the midst of my 24 playing cards in 24 hours problem Houdini caught me unawares and introduced a stay mouse into the home. He then dropped it, went for a drink and stretched out on the ground whereas I chased his ‘good friend’ across the eating room. I ultimately trapped the mouse beneath a big empty ice-cream tub and it was rigorously launched outdoors later. Once I lastly returned to my problem I simply couldn’t assist making this card…

Cat and mouse "Plot twist" card created using the Lighthearted Lines and Pampered Pets Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! #papercraftwithme


This can be a actually easy design and I started with Thick Very Vanilla Card. After reducing and scoring the cardboard utilizing my Paper Trimmer, I folded it alongside the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.

Subsequent I minimize two items of Very Vanilla Card, each 4″ x 5-1/4″ and ready to stamp.

First I selected the “Plot Twist” sentiment from the Lighthearted Traces Stamp Set. Utilizing VersaMark ink I stamped it onto one of many Very Vanilla items. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the surplus. After eradicating a couple of stray specks I melted the remainder utilizing my Warmth Instrument set on 2 (excessive).

Now I used to be prepared for the pictures from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set. This time I’d have to stamp every picture twice in the identical place, so I introduced in my Stamparatus stamp platform to assist me.

I began by placing the sentiment piece within the nook of the platform. Then I positioned the mouse picture onto the cardboard just under the sentiment whereas the cat sat above it. Subsequent I closed the hinged plate to choose up the 2 pictures, then opened it so I may ink them up with Tuxedo Black ink. Lastly I closed the hinged plate once more and opened it to disclose the stamped pictures.

Now I used to be able to color the cat and mouse, nevertheless it was essential to go away the stamps on the hinge plate. All I wanted to do was clear off the ink with a Merely Shammy as I’d be coming again to them later.


To color the pictures I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I selected Fundamental Black for the cat and Smoky Slate for the mouse. As I anticipated, the black hid a variety of the element on the cat however I had a plan.

As soon as the colouring was full I positioned the cardboard again onto the Stamparatus platform in precisely the identical place as earlier than. Now I inked up the cleaned stamps with VersaMark ink and stamped on high of the unique cat and mouse. After eradicating the cardboard from the Stamparatus I then embossed the pictures with black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Out of the blue all the main points that had been misplaced by the black colouring had been again.

Cat and mouse "Plot twist" card created using the Lighthearted Lines and Pampered Pets Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! #papercraftwithme

TIP – I’ve discovered that utilizing alcohol markers on embossed pictures can have an effect on the shine of the embossing. So that is why I stamp and color first, after which add the embossing as the ultimate step.

As soon as the embossing had cooled I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to connect the finished layer to the entrance of the cardboard base.

For my coordinating characteristic I made a decision to repeat the stamping, colouring and embossing course of utilizing simply the mouse picture. On the second piece of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the mouse within the backside proper nook. As soon as that colored mouse was embossed and cooled I glued the layer inside the cardboard base.

Lastly I stamped, colored after which embossed the mouse on the entrance of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and my venture was completed.

It’s humorous the place inspiration comes from, however generally you simply must waft don’t you suppose?


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