Saturday, April 28, 2018

Love Your Pets Blog Hop With JessicaLynnOriginal

Hope you're having fun and playing along!  Jessica will be donating to the Lucky Mutts Rescue for each card linked up AND there are prizes for playing along!  You can check out all of the details and link up to the hop at the main post at the JessicaLynnOriginal Blog here!

 Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with the new stamp set, Celine's Kittens from Jessica Lynn Original:

I think this sweet kitty is my favorite from the Celine's Kittens stamp set!  You may be surprised to know that when I started this card, I was planning a masculine card... my brother as a gray cat and thought maybe I'd make him a card.. well... as you can say things took a turn...

I did stick with the gray cat however... and gave her some green eyes... and these eyes are perfect for adding a little liquid glass..

I made this while Face Timing with my besties back in NY and they decided I should use this eyelash ribbon... the thought originally was to roll it into a sort of ball of yarn, but that wasn't right... so instead I opted for the "feel" of it by using it as ribbon and tying a bow.  I added that cute little paw diecut from Elizabeth Crafts and a few flowers and sequins... this is about the time I knew there was no turning back!

And the shaker... I die cut the Smile die from MFT onto my top paper layer.  Then I added the acetate onto the back.  I placed foam tape closely around the word Smile to keep my sequins in and then covered the rest of the back with foam tape.  This needed a little extra support because the top layer was not cardstock, but thinner design paper.  So the foam tape gave some structure.  Then before I attached my top piece to the bottom cardstock layer (which also has a cool aztec background die on it from Taylored Expressions-hence the texture), I added my sequins ... I kind of eyeball where the sequins will reside and lump them close together so that I have room to add the top layer and not have sequins get stuck under the foam tape.  Once it's adhered securely I shake it around to move them around.  The tricky part is figuring out how many sequins to add.. I don't have any tips to share with you!  Sometimes it's more important than others... for instance if your shaker window has a stamped image in don't want it to be covered up by the sequins laying at the bottom.  So I say too little is better than too much.  On a card like this, it really doesn't matter even if it was so full it didn't shake... it would still look cool!

Anywho!  You have ONE more day to play along with the Love Your Pets Blog Hop!  Donations to a good cause and prizes!  Why wouldn't you?

See you again soon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this! LOVING that kitty and the wood grain!!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, for cute! What a fantastic kitty card and I love the wood background you used on it too!

Mitralee said...

Oh my! This is super cute!!! HUGS!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Did someone say CUUUUUUUUUUUTE? I love this card! Love the kitty, love the woodgrain, love the shaker, love the pawprint, love the eyelash trim, love the flowers and sequins, love it all! Purrfect card in my books!

Scrapper69 said...

Aww.... another cutie patootie!!! I like the smile part as a shaker!!!