Welcome back to our Stampin’ Up! Product Spotlight Blog Hop.The Autumn/Winter catalogue (Holiday Catalog for those in the US and Canada) has such a lot of great new products you may be having difficulty choosing what to buy first 😉 To help you with your shopping decisions I’ve got together with some of my fellow SU! demonstrators to bring you several days of blog hopping, focusing on a different product each day – so you’ll get to see different projects from each of us but all using the same product on that particular day. Today we’re all using the Cat punch.
Those who watch The Big Bang Theory will get this card without any explanation, but for those who don’t – there’s a character in the programme (Sheldon) who likes to have “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty”, sang to him when he is ill, to comfort him and make him feel better. The lyrics of the song are split between the outside and inside of the card. When I first saw the Cat punch, this get well card design sprang into my mind and it’s one of those times when the card has come out just exactly like I wanted it to. The cat is actually an aperture in the upper layer and the face is stamped onto the lower layer but you could simply punch out a cat, stamp it and pop it up if you prefer. Luckily the Labeler Alphabet set lets me put together any sentiment I choose. The letters here were stamped individually so that I could squeeze them closer together. Memento Black ink was used throughout as it dries quicker and there’s less chance of smudging the sentiment as you go along.
The card base is an A6 portrait of Pumpkin Pie, matted with Spooky Night DSP. A large scrap of Basic Black card was punched with the Cat punch, pushing it all the way to the edge in the punch (save the punched black cat for another project). Layering Ovals were used to die cut out the punched cat and a larger scalloped oval of Whisper White. The two ovals were just held loosely together to position and stamp the cat face from the Spooky Cat stamp set (available as a bundle with the Cat punch), through the aperture in Memento Black ink. To reduce bulk, the Whisper White oval was adhered direct to the front of the card and mini dimensionals were then used to pop the aperture oval up over the top. Using Memento Black ink, the sentiment was stamped along thin strips of Whisper White card using the Labeler Alphabet, cut to size and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.
On the Whisper White insert, the rest of the song was stamped out, again with Memento Black ink and the Labeler Alphabet and the get well sentiment added below.
Tip – when stamping a long set of letters such as this, it’s good to have the words in front of you, either printed on paper or on a screen, because it’s easy to become “letter blind”.
I like the soft shadows created by the cat aperture. What do you think? Worth creating the aperture rather than punching a cat and popping it up?
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I’ll pass you on now to Valérie Perlin’s Blog.
If you are hopping in the other direction head here to Jennifer Van Wart’s Blog.
These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.