Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Happy Birthday

Happy Friday, y’all! Are any of you planning to go see Independence Day: Resurgence this weekend? I’m hoping to go – I’ll miss Will Smith, but Jeff Goldblum is always fun! And it’ll be in 3-D iMax – which is the bestest way to see these kinds of movies. With some popcorn and a slushy! 😉

Now, when you see today’s card you’re probably going to think I’ve forgotten that I used Touches of Texture to make fireworks just a couple of days ago. But I haven’t! I played with a challenge today that pretty much demanded fireworks so….

Today I combined it with a stamp set I hadn’t played with yet – called Pretty Kitty. And I added some pretty Playful Palette DSP paper and some Labeler Alphabet. Take a look-see:

Pretty Kitty Birdthay 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
As I mentioned, I played with a few challenges today. The first, a theme challenge from the Paper Players (#300), is what led me to use the fireworks image again….

PP300 sketch

I also worked with a sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch – #178:

CTS 178 sketch

And finally, I pulled my color palette from the Global Design Project #041:

GDP041 sketch

So – I started out by SNAILing a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum paper from the Playful Palette DSP Stack onto my Night of Navy card base.  For the art piece, I first stamped the dots image from Touches of Texture in Sweet Sugarplum (see?  Completely different from the other day – on that one I used Cherry Cobbler. 😉 )  The second step of any self-respecting firework is the actual explosion – and I made this one in Night of Navy with a second image from Touches of Texture.

Pretty Kitty Birthday 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I gave the top portion of the card a few flicks with my Gold Wink of Stella and added a few of the gold stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack.

The main portion of the art is in the bottom corner – and she (you can tell it’s a girl cuz I gave her a Sweet Sugarplum bow) comes from the cute new set called Pretty Kitty.  Soft kitty….sweet kitty….little ball of….oh, sorry! 🙂

I stamped her in Basic Black Archival Ink and then added a few little bits of Sweet Sugarplum “ground” and colored her bow with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Pretty Kitty Birthday 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I decided that since she’s quite obviously looking up at the firework display, she’s probably saying things like “ooh” – “ahh” – “ohh!”  So.  I made her some exclamations of appreciation with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. In Night of Navy! Gotta love being able to “write” anything you want, huh?

I ran my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush all along the edges of the panel and then SNAILd it to a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the Playful Palette card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the card front was done!

Pretty Kitty Birthday 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to carefully align and position my two sentiments from Pretty Kitty, which I stamped in Night of Navy.  I repeated the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush edging, SNAILd it to a Night of Navy mat and then to another piece of Playful Palette DSP.

Pretty Kitty Birthday 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I SNAILd it all into the Night of Navy card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Touches of Texture fireworks in Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy on the front…

Pretty Kitty Birthday 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and then added some more the Playful Palette DSP to the envelope flap.

Pretty Kitty Birthday 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers

Et Voila!  A completely unique and totally different fireworks card made with the exact same stamps I used on Wednesday! 🙂  And it gave a perfect introduction to the Pretty Kitty stamp set!  Hope that you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 

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Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for art panel); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (art panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner)

Playful Palette DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Happy Birthday

  1. Very cute! Love your little kitty checking out that fireworks display. 🙂

  2. Sibylle

    I hope you understand that you are systematically persuading me just how much I need Touches of Texture. 😎 It’s amazing the different ways you have used this set. Lovely card.

  3. Oh, thank you, Sibylle! I’d say I’m sorry – but….you do NEED this set. It’s got so much possibility!! 😉

  4. Mom

    Spectacular display for the 4th!

  5. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  6. What a fun card Mary – a clever combination of stamps and challenges! I particularly liked your choice of paper to frame, which shows off your fireworks a treat. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players for our 300th celebrations this week!

  7. Mary, what a fun card! I love your fireworks to help us celebrate our 300th challenge! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players! XX

  8. Thanks, Claire! 🙂

  9. I love the idea of the fireworks, but the cat is a riot. He or she is so so cute with those words!

  10. Love it!!! So adorable! It really does look like fireworks. Well done on the colour challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge xx

  11. Oh, thanks much, Kylie! 🙂

  12. Oh, this is so fun! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  13. Thanks, Leigh! 🙂

  14. He he he! So cute!

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