Thursday, July 8, 2021

Wild Cats

 Hello my friends! This week has been so much cooler than last week. We even had some much needed rain on Wednesday. It was not nearly enough but it did help cool things down a little for the day and it washed the smoke out of the air.

When we got back from the lake I checked the mail and in the box was the Wild Cats Bundle that I won during the Stampin' Business Expo. I wasn't so sure about this set as I could not think of what to make with it. While we were camping my daughter sent me a video of my grandson doing his taekwondo test. He earned his Tiger Stripe! I had the perfect use for this bundle now.

I started with a piece of DSP from the Bloom Where You Are Planted package. I matted this on to a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock. I wrapped some black Baker's twine around these two pieces, tied it into a knot and positioned it towards the bottom. The baker's twine is from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack. I added this all to a Basic White Thick card base using dimensionals.

To stamp the tiger, I used the "kissing technique". I inked up the solid tiger image using Pumpkin Pie ink. I then inked up the stripes stamp using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamped the stripes onto the inked up tiger stamp. I repeated this until the entire stamp except for the head, was covered in stripes. It is important to note that you need to clean the stripes stamp every time you stamp it on to the tiger stamp to prevent carryover. I huffed onto the stamp to moisten it with my breath and then stamped it onto some Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Since there is a striped head image with the face on it, I inked that up in the Memento ink and stamped it directly onto the tiger image. I used the corresponding die from the bundle to cut out the tiger and added it to my card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut a banner into both edges. I used the technique that I shared in my post on July 3, 2020. This is a slightly different punch but it is the same technique. I added the sentiment to my card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the second tiger on the inside of my card using the same technique as I did on the first tiger. I also stamped the sentiment from the Wild Cats stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 

What I used for today's card:

Wild Cats Bundle

Art Gallery Stamp Set

Bloom Where You Are Planted DSP

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Evening Evergreen Cardstock

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

Banners Pick a Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is more of a simpler card than what I usually make but I think Everett will like it. It has a tiger on it and he just got his tiger stripe. Also it has orange on it which is his favourite colour. It makes my heart happy to see the joy on their faces when I send my grandchildren cards. They receive a lot of cards from me but they are excited for every single one. Do you send a lot of the cards that you make or do you have boxes of them in your craft room? They will give much more joy when you pop them in the mail.

Stay well and keep creating!


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