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This Is NOT A Happy Kitty!

You need this stamp in your life--if you love Halloween or pumpkins or grumpy kitties--you need Punkin Kitty! I decided to make a shaker card using Punkin Kitty, Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps and Journal Border Perfectly Clear™ Stamps along with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and Fran•táge Mica Kit.

I started by stamping Punkin Kitty onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored the image with a variety of alcohol markers. Then I distressed the image with the Journal Border image stamped in light brown dye ink.

Once my focal image was complete, I set it aside and began to work on my shaker frame. I cut a label shape from black cardstock and cut an oval in the center. Then I recycled some acetate from a package of stamps to create the window. I added foam adhesive on the back of the frame close to the inside edge and as close together as possible. While the backing paper was still on the foam adhesive, I added a mixture of fragments from the Fran•táge Mica Kit. Then I carefully removed the adhesive backing from the foam and added Punkin Kitty to seal the deal. 

Once the hard part was finished--and I'm talking about the coloring, kids--I created a sentiment using Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps, stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I punched the sentiment with a ticket shaped punch and added it to the shaker element. 

Finally, I cut a coordinating card base from Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock, stamped it with Journal Border Perfectly Clear™ Stamps, adhere the shaker element to the card base and using a Versamark pen I added some more Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel around the inside oval and around the sentiment and heat embossed that, being very careful not to overheat and warp the acetate window. 

As a final touch, I added some of the mica mixture along with some clear/irridescent glitter here and there on the card base and frame. 




I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween this year! 

4 comments:

Jean said...

Fabulous card! So many details. That cat is adorable, in its own special way!

Patti J said...

Cuteness! What a fun and fab card, Mary Dawn!

Cris said...

That is such a cute stamp! I love grumpy kitties too!

Michelle said...

This is too fun!!! That cat's face is killing me! lol I want the stamp just for him! :)