Why is it that I can remember the birthdays of my childhood friends but don't know it's the birthday of a friend from adulthood until facebook tells me to wish them a happy birthday and suggests I send them a gift from Starbucks? Yes, once again I am late with a birthday card for a friend. I love this cat stamp and my friend loves cats so...
I love the cat but am less fond of the balloons, but the Cricut Artiste from Close to My Heart took care of that. I cut them at 1 1/4 inch (page 70), sponged them with ink to give them some dimension and embellished with a bit of liquid glass.
The first time I stamped him it was for a five inch card and then realized he was a bit too cramped, and in order to use this layout from Freshly Made Sketches with the layers I was envisioning, I needed to make the card a six inch square.
I stamped him again on a slightly larger square and will use the first one on a Father's Day card. Here is the inside of the card:
The Color My Heart dare this week is to use a pink, yellow and orange of your choice, so I used Smoothie, Sunset and Buttercup from Close to My Heart. This stamp is going to look familiar to regular followers of the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge because I used it to make this card for a dare last April, but as you can see, I used a different presentation.
Now to get this card in the mail! Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Mayberry (retired), Buzz and Bumble, Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup, Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup, and Cocoa plus a brown marker from ZIG
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday, cat from Inkadinkado
Embellishment: Liquid Glass
Other: Artiste Cricut Cartridge