Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cat with Ladybug - Penny Black Stamps

Of course this is my favorite cat!! Oh come on ya know it would be with that cute little ladybug sittin on his tail!

Supplies used:
Penny Black "In the Garden"
Making Memories patterned paper
Cardstock - Stampin Up, Paper Studio
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust
3/8" swiss dot ribbon
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memento Ink (for stamping images)

I didn't use harsh reds for the ladybug, and I am thinking they were dusty pinks. Maybe the same as the flowers. I was going to use a true red color but with the color of the polka dot paper I thought the softer ones looked better than something bright and harsh. On the cheeks of the cat I used dusty rose. That gave him a nice little blush on those fat cheeks.

For the corner of the card I matted my yellow cardstock and patterned paper and then marked 1.25" inside from the bottom right hand corner. I measured 2 and 3/8" up the right hand side and marked and then cut then so it made a diagonal cut off the corner of the mat. This allowed me to just fold the kraft carstock back onto the card so the polka dot triangle could be attached. I hope that made sense.

The pieces of the polka dot were cut at 1.5" x 2.75" and then cut diagonally to get the triangle piece. For the piece on the front I cut top right to bottom left, and then vice versa for the little corner on the inside of the card. I didn't want to use a full sheet of the lovely polka dot on the inside of the card since polka dot is my favorite and that is why I just did a little triangle at the bottom. I used my atg gun to hold the flap back onto the front of the card. I used a tapestry size needle to use the twine and sew the button onto the card.

Well that is the last of this set of cards! I certainly hope I can think of something else to make this week!


  1. Of course with that is the cutest one yet!

    Question: anyone in the states carrying that Safmat Film by Letraset? I looked it up and the only retailer said the product had been discontinued by the mfr. Then I went to the Letraset site...they are overseas. I had the perfect thing to use it on. A layout I never finished bec. I couldn't figure out how to do the journaling...this product would be the perfect "fix" to my problem...any suggestions on how to get some?

    RHonda, waving from AR

  2. Very cute, you saved the best for last! Have a great weekend (I know, it's only Friday eve...)

  3. What a cute card! I need that stamp set. I love how you did the corner. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Rhonda they are looking into retailers for the US right now. I was told that right at this time their website where you can purchase it. As soon as I find out where it can be bought I will post so everyone will know. I was only sent a few sheets and I am being very careful with it because I like it and don't' want to run out until I can get some more locally LOL.

  5. Okie,
    That would be great. Hopefully, they will find some interested retailers! I wish I had had that stuff when I was in graphic design school. THey say it is used for packaging mock-ups, and it would be perfect!

  6. OooH soo cute love your card you did a fantastic job! so adorable

  7. What a great Card Okie! Love the coloring yet again and the ladybug on the tail is soooo CUTE! :o)

  8. oh my gosh, I LOVE THAT STAMP!!! did those cat stamps come in a set? I would love to have that set ( if it is a set ) may I ask where you got it? Hugs, Nellie

  9. Great card Okie, I've missed stopping by to see what you are up to. U R always up to something :)

  10. Nellie the stamps of the cats are all in a set. I got them at a store in Moore OK but I know others have found them online. They are Penny Black and the set is called "In the Garden". Hope that helps!

  11. Cute cute cute. Love the ladybug. Really like the detail with the pokadot corner and the button. I will have to remember this tip .

  12. This is an adorable card and I love the detail of the corner. I need to put this great idea in my sketchbook for a future card! Thanks for the inspiration.