Love Cats Hanging Out For FF127

by Joanne James3. February 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'Galentine's Day' which is on 13th February. This celebration, falling the day before Valentine's Day, is all about celebrating female friendships. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I really went to town and used a friendship sentiment, hearts, pink, purple, twine and something shiny and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I wanted to use another of the comical felines in the 'Love Cats' stamp set for today's card and chose the one that paired best with the sentiment I wanted to use. I think 'I love hanging out with you' is the perfect sentiment to share some female love and let your bestie know how much you enjoy their company, don't you? 

I had a whole other layout originally planned for this card, until I saw the Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch layout - I rotated it through 90 degrees and thought the curve would be perfect for my acrobatic cat. In order to tuck the banner underneath the front of the cat to preserve the sense of perspective, I stamped the cat twice and carefully fussy cut the top half of one, so that I could adhere the banner and then add the upper portion of the cat over the top If you look closely you can see how I did this below:

I aligned the banner with the wire and stamped the sentiment in one straight line rather than as it is laid out on the original stamp as I wanted a long slim banner. It does make for a long banner, but I love the effect - and the long twine bow that ties my heart trinket follows the same contours, so I think it works. I found this little shiny heart in my retired embellishment stash and it was the exact same size as the stamped one, so was a perfect fit - serendipity indeed!

My colour scheme was inspired by the Dandy Designs designer paper I used on my car base - one of my favourite Sale-A-Bration free items this year - have you earned yours yet? You still have one more month to take advantage of the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. so don't miss out.

Finally, I'm also linking today's card up for a second entry over at Global Design Project #GDP379 where their theme this week is 'love'.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:

 Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/3/2023 12:59:33 PM #

This is so cute, and perfect for the sketch too! Love his little embellishments...or is it a she?!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/3/2023 4:45:05 PM #

Such a fun take on that sketch and so cute with your little kitty!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/3/2023 8:23:56 PM #

That fussy cutting is so clever!  Waiting for my cats to arrive in the post!

Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
2/4/2023 2:01:51 PM #

Super cute card!  Love the DSP and that stamp set is so fun!  Smile

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
2/5/2023 8:35:53 PM #

Joanne, what a clever interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch! A perfect card for a "galentine" friend with your choice of colors, scallops and stitching (and of course that comical cat!). Thank you so much for sharing your card and talents with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/6/2023 8:50:05 PM #

What a great design this one is Joanne! I love the scalloped panel over the dsp and your details are brilliant with that long sentiment banner and the little charm tied on with pink twine. Lovely! Vicky x

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
2/10/2023 2:46:20 PM #

This is so adorable and I love how you put the sentiment on this card

2/11/2023 3:51:56 AM #

What a clever interpretation of our sketch. So cute! The vertical sentiment banner, hanging from the wire is great. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

sue n.

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
2/11/2023 3:41:07 PM #

That set is so cute, I love cutting my sentiments too, makes them so much more versatile. Adorable card!

jaydeeUnited States
2/13/2023 4:44:13 PM #

Joanne, that little heart is the perfect adornment for your precariously balanced kitty!  I love that you placed the sentiment vertically, too.  Fabulous card

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