Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Cat's out of the bag

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
So, I had an entirely different card almost finished . . . and I just didn't like it at all!  Totally wasn't working.  And of course, it was only a few hours before the deadline.  So, I kept the cat image and scrapped the rest of the card (don't worry, it will make an appearance sometime, just in a different form!).  I found a fun patterned paper (the right paper definitely makes ALL the difference in the world!), picked a card base to match and die cut a border die out of the same card stock.  Added a few sequins in coordinating colors, and, phew, it is super cute!  I'm intending to send it to a male friend, but I think the colors and design could really work for either male or female.  And, yes, men can deal with a few sequins!
I stamped the cat image on white card stock and then the bag part ONLY on an actual paper bag scrap.  Then, I colored both, fussy cut the bag and adhered it on top of the main image.  I love doing that with this image as it adds a tiny bit of texture from the bag and looks a whole lot more real than if I tried to color it.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Curiosity Cat" and "The cat's out . . . "
Dies: Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio"

Pattie's Creations #174--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Craft #133--include an animal
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Dies R Us #152--one for the boys
Dare 2B Artzy--favorite color (I'm such a blue girl)
Cardz TV #123--anything goes
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #475--sketch with the optional twist: metallic (I used metallic sequins)

Penny's Challenge #480--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #260--anything goes
Incy Wincy--funny and/or let's celebrate
Crafting Happiness--anything goes


Donna said...

Such a darling birthday card Heather, and your background paper and sequins are perfect!

joy said...

Cute, cute, cute! The image and sentiment are perfect! Great card!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this kitty in the bag, and what a great birthday card it makes, hmmm it could also make a cute pregnancy announcement as well. Great job this week on anything goes.

Maria Giselle B. said...

I also have those days when things seem not to work out and the deadline is just around the corner. I think what stresses me during these moments is when I am starting to waste a lot of supplies. Anyway, I love the image and the sentiment! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Funny / Celebration Challenge. Good luck!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful coloring on this! I can't tell you how many times I've scrapped a card design when I wasn't "feeling" it. LOL! We are not alone, I'm sure!

Heather said...

Such a cute image - and love your coloring! I think these sequins are very fun - love all the blue! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Billie A said...

Cute card and fun sentiment to go with it. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

Janis Lewis said...

Oh my gosh. This is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.
:) Janis, Design Team Member

Janis Lewis said...

Me again! Thank you so much for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week. Hope you'll link up again! Don't forget to click on LIKE for all the other entries you like. The Most Liked Project will be featured on Sunday along with some of my favorite picks.
:) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member @ Crafting Happiness Challenges
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Donna Scholz said...

Another fun card, Heather!! Great idea about stamping on an actual grocery bag! Your coloring of the images makes them come alive. I liked how you grounded the images using the gray shadowing, Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Ilonka said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage.
Hugs Ilonka DT

MaryV said...

I like your project a lot, Heather! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge over at Penny's Challenges. Looking forward to see you again!

Marjolein said...

Such a great birthday card for a cat-lover! Thank you for entering your card to our challenge. Marjolein, DT-TSOT

Melanie R said...

Great card, Heather! I love the image and your coloring is perfect. What a cute way to make an announcement as well as celebrate a birthday. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #475.

Gale said...

How cute is this Heather! Love the image. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for


Sirisha Setia said...

Such an innovative birthday card. Cute kitty in the bag. Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. Sirisha DT

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your FUN image and FABULOUS sentiment ... I'm still SMILING!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

Helen said...

A great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hello Heather! I don't make it over here enough so I'm glad to have a reson today. Your very cute card made me chuckle! And I'm glad to see that sketch used. I so wanted to get time for it and didn't. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Love to Craft Challenge! XXO, Aimeslee DT

Patti J said...

Yikes! How did I miss commenting on this adorable card? As always, you have rocked this challenge, dear friend!!! Beautifully done!