Thursday, August 19, 2010

Birthday Card for Mom

Don't look, Mom! Hopefully she is too busy packing for vacation to check in.

My mother has always had cats, although my dad really isn't a fan. When we were little, we had many cats. I have cats now too; there is usually one walking over the desk while I am stamping. So, of course, a kitty card for Mom.

Mom is a big calico fan. I never really understood this, because calicos can be aggressive and mean. Wouldn't you know I have a calico and a tortoise-shell in my house now? I based the card layout on Mojo Monday #130, and I used Sarah Wills's idea to sponge on the stamp, using sponge daubers, for a calico effect. I could use a lot more white space though. Guess I will have to practice.

Stamps: C is for Cat, Sincere Salutations; Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Basic Black marker; Accessories: Sponge daubers, Scallop Trim edge punch, Trio Flower punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Gold Brad, 2-Way glue pen, Fine Galaxy glitter, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cheryl said...

Heidi, I LOVE this card! Bet your mom will, too!

Cindy said...

Your cat is beautiful! It never would have occurred to be to do anything other than a solid color with that stamp. TFS!!!

Jen Timko said...

As another cat person, I must say that this is wonderful. Love the calico look (I also only thought about single colors).

Karen said...

She'll love this! Your coloring on the cat is amazing!!! Awesome card!

Jacklyn said...

Pretty card and I think the cat looks great!

Holly said...

This is stinking adorable!!!