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January 1, 2020

Cardmaking 101 – Meow You Doin’?


Is this new release AMAZING or what?!  I am so pumped about all the new products!  A great way to start out the new year, that’s for sure!!

I especially adore the Purrfect Day stamp set and can’t wait to share this card with you!

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Are these kitties adorable or what?!  I love a mischievous kitty!

To make this card, I am going to stamp my images from the Purrfect Day stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I love this ink pad because it’s Copic-friendly and I know it always gives me a good stamped image.  There are other ink pads that you can use, just be sure it won’t bleed if you’re using alcohol markers!  For more details, visit this post.  I’m placing my images in a random manner because I will be using the coordinating dies to cut them out.  However, I do want to ensure I’m placing them far enough apart for the dies to fit next to each other.

Sometimes, I like to have a color palette in mind before coloring my images.  This color palette is from mr.pugo.  This gives me a starting point and I can see what works as I start coloring!

So, now I’m ready to color with my Copic markers!

I’m all ready to start cutting out with my dies!  I use Purple Tape to hold my dies in place.  This tape doesn’t rip your cardstock like some washi tape does!  And you can keep re-using it!

For my background, I’m cutting a piece of cardstock down to 4″ x 5.25″.  I’m creating my background using “Spun Sugar” distress oxide and the Fancy Foliage stencil.

I cut down a piece of cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and I’m scoring at the 4.25″ mark.  This will make an A2 card.

I’m using an ATG tape roller to adhere my background to the card.

I’m ready to start adhering my images to my card!  I’m using 3D foam squares and a glue pen.

I’m ready to add my sentiments now!  I’m checking to see how this sentiment will look here and I’m really liking it!  I also really think the “MEOW” sentiment is super cute, so I’m going to stamp that one as well!

After adhering my sentiments, I’m all done!  (I did end up tucking the little fishy under my cat’s hands after taking this photo!)  Here are some more photos!


As always, please feel free to make any suggestions or requests for future Cardmaking 101 posts!

January 1, 2020

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