Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!
This is the fun sketch we all played with this week.
I decided to play with a cool technique that seems to be all the rage right now (search Pinterest – you’ll see what I mean!) – it’s called the Eclipse Technique. But…I did a Double Eclipse – using the almost-available Painted Harvest stamp set and Cat Punch plus the Sorry For Everything stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Take a look-see:
I started with a panel of Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to an Early Espresso mat for the card front.
For the art panel, I cut a slightly smaller panel of Very Vanilla card stock. Near the top, I cut the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die. Using the new Cat Punch, I cut the cat out near the middle of the circle.
To do my stamping, I laid a sticky note upside down on my work surface (sticky side up), and laid the entire panel – with the cut outs back in place – over the sticky part of the note. If you do this, be sure that the cut outs are lightly stuck on the sticky stuff. This keeps them in place while you do the stamping. Make sense?
Using Crushed Curry ink, I stamped my three flowers in a cluster around the cat and cutout circle. For each flower: stamp the largest flower image several times – turning the stamp a little with each stamp. On this larger image, you’ll want to stamp off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping the card. Then, repeat with the smaller – more detailed – image. On these – use full strength ink (don’t stamp off first!).
Be sure to use a squishy mat under the card stock and to leave the stamp down on the card stock for a few beats with each stamp. That helps to eliminate the “halo” around the cut-outs.
I used Crumb Cake to stamp the centers of the flowers – stamping twice in each flower, turning the stamp a little each time. Then I added the little triple-dot image a few times in each flower in Crumb Cake.
I pulled out the Sorry For Everything stamp set and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it lined up, stamped the large sentiment in Early Espresso. Then I added the smaller sentiment, too. While I had the ink out, I stamped the cat face from the Spooky Cat stamp set (available tomorrow!).
To assemble the card front, I cut two more Stitched Shapes circles in Crushed Curry card stock and stacked them up with the stamped circle with Liquid Glue. I also punched two more cats in Crushed Curry and stacked them.
Using Fast Fuse, I matted the main panel on Early Espresso and then to the card front. Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the Circle on the card front, then did the same with the stacked Cat Punch shape.
I wrapped a piece of Jute Twine (available tomorrow!) around the panel, securing it in back with scotch tape and adhered a bow with Liquid Glue. A Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes heart finished the card front.
On the inside, I ran several more Painted Harvest sunflowers down the side a Very Vanilla panel – stamping them exactly the same as I’d done on the card front.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso mat and then into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the line of Painted Harvest sunflowers across the front…
…and added a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap. And – when I saw that I’d gotten a little smudge of Crushed Curry on the back of the envelope…I “fixed it”.
Et Voila! Painted Harvest Sunflowers and Cat Punch kitties. Yep – that’ll work. I like this card to send to someone who’s lost a dear kitty – I think it’ll be perfect! And I sort of love how this Double Eclipse turned out! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
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