We’re all about pets this week on the blog, so I wanted to share a simple Birthday card and tag set. I decided to use the sweet little cat from Mama Elephant’s Three amigos stamp set.
To make my card, I used some post-it notes to mask off of rectangle on my Bazzill Basics Smoothies: Coconut Swirl Cardstock. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and blending tool to apply ink to the unmasked area.
I stamped the cat in versafine onyx black ink over the woodgrain rectangle, as well as on another piece of Coconut Swirl cardstock. I heat embossed the cat in clear embossing powder. To colour him in, I pressed some of the same ink onto an acrylic block, added a little water and painted the wet ink onto my cat with a paintbrush. Then, I repeated the process with a dark grey ink, as well as with Delicata Silver ink. I cut the painted cat out by hand and then adhered him to my card. I added a banner diecut from some Smoky Monochromatic Cardstock and matted the card with this cardstock as well.
To make the coordinating tag, I used the same stencil on another piece of Coconut Swirl cardstock that I diecut with a Papertrey Ink Tag Sale die, which I ran through my diecutting machine twice so that I could shorten the tag. Then, I ran the same tag die through with some Smoky Monochromatic cardstock, but at the regular length. This way, when I layered the tags together and tied them with some Lawn Fawn twine, the Smoky layer shows through.
I stamped and painted the cat the same way as on my card. Here’s a close-up when you can see the shine from the Delicata silver ink — it’s such a fun detail!
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used: Bazzill Basics Smoothies: Coconut Swirl, Bazzill Basics Monochromatic: Smoky cardstock, Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamp set, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil, Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #7 die, Papertrey Ink Double-ended Banner die, Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Birthday stamp set, Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Silver Cord