Wednesday, 12 June 2019

* Cat and Bird


I'm delighted to have found some time to make a card for the Lost Coast Portal challenge. 
I've had a few Lost Coast Designs stamps for a while and thought it was time to use them. I decided to have a play with the Cat and Bird stamp.
The theme is Lemon, Lime and Black and here is the card I made:

The stamp was heat embossed with fine black powder and a mask made to place over the stamped image while I made the background.  I used Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron and Fossilised Amber - applying them to a craft mat, spritzing with water and smooshing the card through the colour. I dried each layer before adding the next until I was happy with it's appearance. While the mask was still in place I added some splatters of watered down black acrylic paint. The edges of the background were inked with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and some text was stamped on either side.
I matted the background on to yellow, green and black card and popped it onto a 7 x 7 inch card base. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

* Lost Coast Designs (on Facebook) 14/06
Double Trouble #30 Stencilling/Embossing 17/06
heat embossed stamp
Dream Valley #204 Summer Colours 22/06
2 Crafty Critter Crazies. #27 26/06 WINNER

Creativ Fusion #12 AG 27/06
Sttinkin Inkers Colourful World 28/06
SUYP #43 31/06
Stamping Sensations True Colours 02/07
Take It, Make It  02/07



  1. WoW ! That is very cool. LUV the stamp and what a superb background you made :-)
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges =^..^=

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  2. Beautiful. Stams and colours match beautifuly. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

  3. Wow, what a fantastic background and love the silhouette of the heat embossed cat and bird against it. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and 2 Crafting Critter Crazies and please join us in the future for more fun challenges.

  4. Hi Carole I love this card. It is fantastic. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Very cool stamp! I love it so much! Unique & fun. I love lemon & lime too.. Very cool

  6. I adore your inky background and it makes the prefect backdrop for that super image, thanks so much for joining in with our June theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Great use of the color scheme for the challenge Carole! I keep saying the same thing, but your backgrounds are so special.
    Hugs Monica

  8. Gorgeous. Love that background for this beautiful stamp. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  9. The bird is King in my house for sure! hehe I love this cute image.
    I'm a birdie lover so your lovely card really speaks to me.

  10. This looks so cool .... I love the colour of the background. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  11. This is one beautiful card! I adore my cats and this card is just lovely. I especially like how perfectly you were able to use the color challenge. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #30.

  12. I really love the way you matted this adorable image! That cat looks like he is pretending that he doesn't know there is a bird on his head! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  13. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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