Love Cats And Warm Quilts For CCS505

by Joanne James21. February 2023 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I've designed a sketch with a split horizontal panel that offers lots of possibilities:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card. For my card today I wanted to try out an idea I've had brewing for a while - take a look:


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

You know how much I love these 'Love Cats' and here I've used the lounging feline again; this time not on a ledge of designer paper though - I though the the background stencil in the Loveliest Layers Decorative Masks could be made to look like a quilted bedspread; I'm sure there are plenty of cat-lovers out there who allow their pets to lounge on their beds, so this card is for them! I stamped my cat in Basic Grey, masking the hearts and stamping separately in pink, then masked the whole cat with masking paper and added my stencil detail, using Tahitian Tide first, then rotating the stencil and filling in the gaps with Starry Sky to create my quilted effect. I added a scrap of stitched white cardstock to one end to suggest a folded sheet and my sentiment to finish my card. Here's a closer look at the stencilling:


So the question is - did you see what I saw with these stencils? I'm wondering if I should have added a scallop-edged 'pillow' with my sentiment to further add to the effect - maybe next time! I am thoroughly enjoying exploring with stencils - I'm also linking up for a second entry over at Inkspirational where they are focusing on stencils for their current challenge. If like me you are discovering the delights of stencils, do check out their design team cards and gallery too - lots of lovely stencil inspiration. 

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. 

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


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Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/21/2023 3:14:12 PM #

I love your stenciled quilt...very clever! And I love your clever little cat too!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
2/22/2023 1:29:32 PM #

I love him on that quilt you created!!  I do let mine lounge anywhere. Even on my computer desk while I am trying to type this and protect my breakfast from her all at the same time!!

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/23/2023 9:20:11 PM #

What a clever idea to have that cute feline lounging on a stenciled quilt Joanne! The stenciling gives such a lovely fresh modern look especially in those bright colours. In my experience, you don't allow a cat to do anything at all - it is the cat who trains you! Vicky x

2/24/2023 6:39:45 PM #

This is such a brilliant version of the sketch, and I love the colors and modern feel. So fun! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/25/2023 9:09:06 PM #

What a clever way to use the stencils! I'm really taken with that lounging cat - he's adorable.

3/1/2023 7:03:07 PM #

This is fabulous Joanne! That cat is adorable, he looks so perfect on the stenciled background!!

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
3/7/2023 12:54:03 PM #

Awesome!!! I love this lounging kitty. Smile So cute!!!

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