Hello My Fellow Crafters,
Today I want to share with you the cutest birthday card that just makes me smile, because I can see my cat looking like this if he was an outdoor cat 🙂
I was going through my stamps and came across this stamp (which was the paw) and I had no idea what it was. So, as I continued looking the most adorable cat face rubber stamp jumped out and then I remembered this set from a rubber stamp convention that I went to years ago.
The stamp set is from Biblical Impressions (not sure if they still make this stamp). I started with white cardstock and tuxedo black memento ink. Then using copic markers I started coloring, and the entire time I couldn’t stop smiling at this face. That’s why I really think that crafting is the best, because it puts you in such a happy place, watching yourself create your own original works of art.
Then I found a stamp of a fence that is from Art Impressions. I stamped it twice onto brown cardstock and using a scissor I cut the tops of the fence so it looked rigid and for a straight bottom I used a Fiskars paper cutter.
Once I put it all together it looked a little too white so I took a sponge dabber and using memento Bahama Blue ink I added some color for a background and decided to use the same color cardstock to mat onto a larger white card base.
For the inside I wanted to keep the theme of the fence, so I used the same brown cardstock, fence stamp and black memento ink. I thought it would be so fun to make a sign that could be hanging on the fence. So, I made a little sign with plain white cardstock, added some antique mini brads and so there were no sharp edges I layered the back onto the same colored cardstock I used on the front of the card. Then using some brass wire I made the happy birthday sign and attached it to the fence with another mini antique brad. The part that I really like is that the sign moves from side to side since I didn’t permanently attach it to the fence. (I had to take a close up picture because I forgot to take the picture before I added all my handwritten message to the card)
I would suggest that you go thru some of your stamps and see what new/old ones you can dig up and create something fantastic. I hope this card made you smile 🙂
~ Happy Birthday Poppa ~