Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – are you doing the happy dance?! Our May challenge is live this morning at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration for LTSCB #133 – Anything Goes! I created a friendship card featuring the amazing Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You stamp! She’s one of my absolute favorite artists and I was lucky to have won this stamp from Stampendous last October in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!


I created an inked background using a variety of blue and green distress inks, drying the watercolor paper between smooshes. This large stamp contains the images and the sentiment on one stamp, so I carefully cut the sentiment away from the images so I could use it by itself on the inside. I stamped the cats and butterflies on the background and then again on plain white cardstock. I stamped it a second time in Versamark and applied Hero Arts clear embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the images with Bic Mark-It markers in bright colors and fussy cut each one. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges for a more finished look, then adhered each image into it’s place on the background. I stamped the ‘hugs’ sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in white StazOn and then again in Versamark, applied Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it.


I kept the inside panel fairly simple, embellishing the panel with two very thin leftover slivers trimmed from the inked background, and stamping the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Here’s one more peek… super happy with how this turned out! If you’ve ever seen any Laurel Burch designs, you know they are very colorful, and I’m all about color!


Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Persian Blue carnival cover, Canson cold press watercolor paper
Stamps: Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You stamp, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Muah stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Bic Mark-It markers- Forest Green, Key Lime, Hot Aqua, Yellow Blaze, Summer Melon, Pink Flamingo, Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Blue Skies blue; Ranger distress ink- chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron; Versamark Dazzle, white StazOn
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Hero Arts white embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

3 thoughts on “Hugs”

  1. I love Laurel Burch! I always had one or another of her purses for many years. She draws the best cats. Your card is perfect and that background makes it! xox

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