Love is measured in kitty snuggles

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did… I’m still feeling stuffed! I’ve found a spare few minutes (finally) to play over at The Outlawz Challenges! We have two new kittens in our household which have demanded a lot of my time. Seems I’m busier now since retiring than I was when I worked full-time, lol! My husband is known around town as ‘The Cat Whisperer’ and was called to rescue several kittens that somebody had dropped off behind a local restaurant. Long story short – we kept two and re-homed three! <3 Now on to my card! Those playing in the November Freebie/Progressive Challenge were gifted the adorable Ellie With Kittens digital image from The Paper Nest Dolls which is our sponsor this month. How appropriate is this image with our current ‘new kittens in the house’ situation?!

I went with a green and purple color combo which is one of my favorites. I cut a top-folding 5″ square card base and adhered a panel of green cardstock to it. I cut another panel of green polka dot paper and cut it in half at an angle. I cut the half in half and adhered the bottom portion to the green cardstock, applied a strip of green glitter washi tape, then adhered the second half of the green polka dot paper. I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched octagon die which I layered on an off-set (to the right) green foiled stitched octagon die cut. Then I layered both of them on an off-set (to the left) purple scalloped octagon die cut. I added iridescent gemstones around the image and a couple tiny white flat-back pearls in the top corners. The front and inside sentiments are from the Frantic Stamper Cat Happiness stamp set.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the green polka dot paper and green cardstock along with a strip of the green glitter washi tape, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more look… there’s nothin’ sweeter than kittens! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #265 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock, Rinea Peacock Variety double-sided foiled paper
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Ellie With Kittens digital image, Frantic Stamper Cat Happiness stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 404, 389, 434, 441, 417, 466; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS9
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Octagons dies, Spellbinders Scalloped Octagons die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Peachy Cheap green Glitter Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones and tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

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

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