Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meow for Hello

Hi Crafty Friends -

You know I’m a fan a chubby cats and this charmer from the My Lucky Charm (Lawn Fawn) set just had to be added to my collection. I love the little smile on his face.


I stamped the cat in black, as well as a few stars, and then colored with Copic markers. I coated the stars with a Wink of Stella Glitter pen and then coated with Glossy Accents. For the background layer I splattered a piece of white watercolor paper with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain.

I added a couple of coordinating pieces of designer paper and a strip of washi tape. Finished with a few black enamel dots and diecut letters that spell “hi”.


So what do you think? I’d be delighted to hear!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thanks a bunch!

Hello friends -

What have you been doing? I found some time to *hang out* in the craft room and make a couple of cards using new Lawn Fawn stamps.

This little cutie uses the Critters in the Jungle stamp set for the main images and coordinating sentiment.


For the background I used one of the recently released Tim Holtz stencils, Tiles Stencil, Sakura Koi Watercolors, and watercolor paper to make a green tiled background. I do love this technique since it is a great way to make your own designer paper. And speaking of designer paper, I did use a polka dot patterned piece from the Let’s Polka – Mon Amie paper pad (Lawn Fawn) along the left side.

For a final touch I added a few sequins here and there.


PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

C4C281: Pet Inspired

Hello, my crafty friends!

This week the crazies are challenging you to create a project inspired by a pet or pets. You can find all of the details and more great inspiration on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.

In other news, Taylored Expressions just had a new release on Thursday and I have illustrations in two of the new sets: Mama & Me (that I used on my sample today) and the World is Waiting. I didn’t have time to participate in the release so I was excited that the new Mama & Me set would work for this week’s crazy challenge. :)


I stamped the big and little kitty image on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I stamped a coordinating sentiment form the set in Leaf Green Archival Ink (Ranger). I diecut the main panel and then added a diecut tab. Finally was able to add a doily to a project and actually like how it turned out. Ha! Some washi tape, coordinating designer paper, and enamel dots were added to give the project more texture.


Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I’ll be back later this weekend with more crafty goodness.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

C4C280: Daisies

Hello! I have a lot to accomplish this weekend but I’m excited to say that there should be some time to get crafty! And maybe even sleep in. Woot! ;)

I used a bit of my crafty time to create a card for this week’s challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C280 to make a project that includes a daisy of some kind. I went simple and used a daisy image from the Oops a Daisy set from Taylored Expressions.


I’m not sure I should admit this but it took me three attempts to get a look I liked. I wanted a white embossed daisy but wanted to color the background so it would pop a bit from the white cardstock. Simple ended up being the winner. I stamped the daisy on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used Sakura Koi watercolors and a water brush to added a handful or so of swipes of color. Very quick to do. For just a bit more depth I spritzed the background with a Color Spritzer and the Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Marker from Ranger. I used a baby wipe and gently removed any color that was still on the embossed portion of the image.


A coordinating sentiment and some enamel dots added some additional color to the card. I kept the rest of the elements and cardstock in neutral colors.

Thanks for stopping by – if you have any questions just let me know.