Good morning again! Hope your weekend is going well.
I have no preliminary banter. But I do have another animal picture for you.
Be warned. It’s graphic. It’s for mature audiences only. It’s the kind of picture that, should I ever run for office, will come back and haunt me.
If you’re easily offended….scroll on down quickly…..
I took that on Saturday morning while we were waiting for the big horse to meander his way to the pasture gate. Aren’t they just so cute? Other than their schnoozles, their big ole apple butts are my favorite part of them!
That’s a grazing muzzle you see there – covered by a fly mask. Yes, she can eat (just not her body weight in grass each day!) and drink and yes, she can see!
And yes, she has a Stamps-N-Lingers watermark on her butt! 😉
Okay. That’s it. On to the card!
My friend’s friend asked her to ask me if I could make a bridal shower card for her. The only guidance I got was….she has a cat. And he’s orange. At least I didn’t get asked for the Sitting Here bench… 😉
So, I pulled out Pretty Kitty, and an umbrella from the Weather Together bundle….and a suitable sentiment from Flourishing Phrases. Here’s what I came up with. Take a look-see:
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration – it yielded the idea for the upside down umbrella with the flowers, and the wedding dress made from doilies. Thank you, Pinterest!
I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Lovely Lace TIEF, and SNAILing it to a mat cut from a piece of Blooms & Bliss DSP.
Then I made the dress. Now, heed me on this – I didn’t even sort of come up with this on my own. If I’d seen the picture and there hadn’t been instructions, I’d have folded every single Delicate White Doily I owned without it ever looking remotely like a wedding dress! Fortunately, Angie at Paper, Paws, Etc gave a great tutorial and it’s super easy – even works with our smaller doilies. Check it out here! I used Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon for the dress sash.
The umbrella is from the Weather Together stamp set, stamped in Blushing Bride ink and cut with the matching die from the Umbrella Weather Framelits. There’s two umbrella dies in the set – I used the one that creates creases in the die cut, making it easy to make the umbrella more 3-d. I stamped the handle in Crumb Cake and cut it with its die, then colored the grip with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker. I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the umbrella.
Miss Pretty Kitty is stamped in Crumb Cake and colored with Pumpkin Pie, using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush, picking up the ink from the lid of the ink pad. Then I fussy cut her – if you look really closely you’ll see I didn’t follow every little hair!
My flowers are cut in Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White, using the smallest flower die in the Botanical Builder Framelits. Then I stuck them together with some Liquid Glue and added Blushing Bride and So Saffron Enamel Shapes to them,
I assembled the art montage, starting with Kitty, adhering her with Liquid Glue. Next came the bridal dress, which I popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added flowers with Liquid Glue and then popped the umbrella on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, stamped in Rich Razzleberry and cut with an Oval Layering Framelits. I matted it on Blooms & Bliss DSP, cut with the next largest scalloped oval die. I popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add two more sentiments from Flourishing Phrases in Rich Razzleberry. Then I added the Pretty Kitty in Crumb Cake, peeking in the corner. She’s colored again with Pumpkin Pie. And I added another Botanical Builder flower just for ducks.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got Kitty and an umbrella. I stamped the Weather Together umbrella first in Blushing Bride. Then I used a sticky note to cut a mask and masked it off. Over that, I stamped the umbrella handle in Crumb Cake, then came Kitty. When I lifted the mask, I had…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Hey – Blooms & Bliss is one of the DSPs included in the buy-three-get-one-free deal going on all thru October! Be sure to stock up! 🙂
See ya on Monday!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)
Blooms & Bliss DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ scallop oval (mat for sentiment); envelope flap
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ oval (sentiment)
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