Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Got Cats???

You probably know that I'm on the Design Team for Rubbernecker Stamps - and owner Dave has just come out with a wonderful little cat set - called Cat Set #597 - and it contains 12 cat stamps in different poses and 6 cat related sentiments.  Although the Cat Set is posted in the Halloween stamp section of the store-  the sentiments are not related to Halloween - so this is a great set to be used year round!

I made this card using this week's Sketch over at Split Coast Stampers.

For this card I used the mother cat with her two little baby kittens stamp.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of red card stock because it didn't look good on white (!) but it did make it a little hard to read in the pic!!  The sentiment says "Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want."

I used papers from my Pet Stack by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) - of course I then proceeded to cover up all the cat theme images with my panels - but there are fish and cat faces and cat paws in there!  Can you see them?!

And of course - mummy cat has bling on her neck and baby kitties have bling on their tails - because they know how to ask for what they want!!

This card has way more panels than I usually use so it was a good challenge for me to get them all on!

My next cat card was made for two challenges on Split Coast - The CAS challenge to paper piece - and the Try a New Technique challenge to paper piece chipboard.
So this turned out to be kind of modern artsy (!) - My original thought was that paper piecing these butterfly wings and using them with the cat would sort of make a Bat Cat and it would be a Halloween card -  but the wings really didn't look 'bat-like' and then I thought of adding the crown and this fun sentiment  and this became the Butterfly Cat Princess - who isn't talkin' ???!!!

And last but not least -  I have to show you a card using one of the cats on a Halloween card - they can all be Halloween kitties!  

The tree stamp is from another new Halloween set called Birds in Trees. Look how perfectly perched that cat is!!

It Never Does Any Harm:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Halloween Cat Set #597
Paper: white, dark chocolate - PTI, Ruby Red - SU, DP The Pet Stack DCWV
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick
Accessories: foam tape, circle & Pinking circle Nestabilities, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, glue pen, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop   

 If Cats Could Talk:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Halloween Cat Set #597
Paper: white, Textstyle Bitty Star Basics, and Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: square Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Harlequin Elements Grunge Board, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, glue pen 

Cat on the Fence: 
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Halloween Birds in tree #589, Halloween Cat Set #597
Paper: Orange Zest, True Black, Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening -PTI, Bazzill Black Tie
Ink: Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Circle punch -SU, Picket Fence Die - Sizzix, Foam Tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions


Dee in N.H. said...

Great cards Julia! Those cats are really cute!

Dee in N.H. said...

Great cards Julia! Those cats are really cute!

Annette said...

Wow great cards... I love them...

Pauline said...

Fab cards Julia, I especially like your last one, it reminds me of a childrens book, Meg & Mog, about a witch and her cat. Love the bat cat too!

Bev J. said...

Like those artsy cats, especially the one with the butterfly wings-cute cards!

velta said...

Perfect Cats certainly made good use of these images in all three cards! Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Julia!! These are all fabulous creations hun!! I love the versatile way you've used the kitty!! ;) TFS!! HUGS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling set of cards Julia! Really shows the versatility of those stamps! Love the card with the crown :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! these are all such a beautiful cards i like it...
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maryr917 said...

3 great cards julia-the cat images are cute-my fave is your cat princess card

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!!!! What fabulous inspiration, Julia...I can't wait to ink up my little kitties!!!! Each one of your cards is just precious!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are wonderful, Julia!! I love your cat princess butterfly and your Halloween card is adorable! I knew I should have ordered that set... :) Great job!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job with the SCS sketch! Very layered (for you!) :) -- can't wait for more of your ABC projects. You always motivate me to join in