October 20, 2011


Good Morning Blog Readers! Today is sketch challenge time at Create with Connie & Mary. The sketch below is provided for us to use:

Dave and I have 2 kitty cats that we adore. Both kitty's, Abbie & Katie were shelter cats. I think shelter cats make the most loving animals. The image I used today for my card reminds me of my 2 cats. Just look at the loving contented look on her face:

I embossed her using VersaMark Ink and Black Embossing Powder. I created a little scenery on my Two Tags Die shape:

I love the look of black on black with the cardstock and the ribbon. Just enough to separate the layers but not stand out too much. I even gave my kitty some bling by adding a solo Pearl Jewel to her collar. The bats in the sky layer are from the stamp set Wicked Cool. There are actually 6 bats on the stamp image but I chose to ink up 3 of them, cover the other 3 with masking tape and stamp, voila--3 bats only!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
  • DSP: Pocketful of Posies
  • Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool, Out on a Limb
  • Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, VersaMark
  • Tools: Spider Web Textured Impressions Folder, BigShot Machine, Two Tags Die, Scallop Circle Die, 1" Circle Punch
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon
Halloween is quickly approaching, will you surprise us with a Halloween card today?


  1. Adorable card, Debbie! Love how you used the tag for the focal point! Great additions with the pearls!

  2. This is so clever - and so adorable! Wonderfully detailed - and the tag idea is brilliant!

  3. VERY fun card and love all of the different elements/stamps that you used!

  4. Really nice card. I agree, shelter kitties do make loving pets. (we have 3 because we are suckers for a cute furry face :)


  5. Oh this is fabulous. Love that you created the image on the tag! I would love to see your kitties!!! I'll bet they love to help you create! Hugs,

  6. Love that you used a tag for your main image! Great card!

  7. So cute! Love all the elements you've got going on here, the moon, the clouds and that fantastic tag.

  8. Debbie this is just so cute! Love all the details and the kitty tag is wicked cool! Love the sponged sky behind the kitty and the bats are fabulous! Oh, love her pearl collar too!

  9. I LOVE all the fun details in this card, Debbie!


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