29 July 2009

A purr-fect purchase!

Ha! I have been shopping! At the weekend I went to a new shop in town which my husband had spotted last time he was shopping there. He told me a 'needed' to visit it, as it had some nice crafty things in it. Ever the obedient wife, I dutifully called in.
I came out with some Inkadinkado cat stamps that I've been lusting after ever since someone posted a link to them on UK Scrappers. They were a great price, too.
You can see above what I've done with the very first stamp I used. I had on my desk a fab kit from Sarah's Cards, so I rummaged through this for supplies.
In case you're interested, here's how I made this:
1) Cut one rectangle of pink, and a larger one of the patterned paper.
2) Run the patterned piece through the Fiskars Threading Water punch.
3) Adhere the pink strip to the right hand side of the folded card base. Add the patterned piece on the left hand side, making sure you overlap the two papers to hid the joins!
4) Stamp the cat in black on white card, and emboss with clear embossing powder. Colour in the flowers with pink, and then cut out the cat, leaving a white border.
5) Stick green ribbon near foot of card.
6) Mount cat using 3D style sticky fixers, overlapping the ribbon.
7) Create Happy Birthday sentiment in cerise using Word and Word Art to curve the text. Cut out and mount with 3D sticky fixers. Add two small flowers at each end of the banner and place gem in flower centres.
8) Add larger bloom as shown, adding a gem for the centre.
9) A girl can never have too many gems - so I added one to the cat's nose as a final touch!


  1. I can see why you wanted that stamp. It's lovely. Great card.

  2. I have those stamps - need to dig them out now I have seen this - lovely!

  3. I meeow say that is a purrrrfect card. xx

  4. Perfect final touch..it's a great card. I don't generally do cats, but must say that I've looked at this stamp set more than once!

  5. I have to agree... what a lovely stamp and what you did with it is goreous... and the gem for the nose... well, a must have, surely?

  6. Oh what a cute stamp! Fab card :-D

  7. Really cute card, love the stamp! Really liked your other cards especially the 50th one and love the photos of your dogs!