Friday, November 5, 2010


Hello and happy Friday!One of our nephews has a Halloween birthday so I got his card to him on time and a few other Halloween cards last week.
BUT, I did not get a card out to our niece in Buffalo! I'm so ashamed! To make up for it I got this card made this week for her. I loooove how it came out!
I must give credit where credit is due-my card was completely inspired by one I saw when I bought the stamp at my LSS in Buffalo.
The stamp is by Memory Box and is called Cat and Lamp. I stamped it on Papertrey's smooth cream card stock. The cat is solid so it stamps black. Dave thought I should make it into an orange cat like our Charlie so I played around with Marigold Morning, pumpkin pie and Really Rust inks and finally got this look. I cut the cat out and popped it up on a dimension piece. I think I also shaded the left edge a bit with E08.
Oops-before I did the cat I used sticky notes to give the shade to the lamplight. I put the edge down and sponged Adirondack Butterscotch and Cranberry for the wall. When I removed the sticky note it looked too stark so I sponged a little barely banana to make the glow.
The lampshade is paperpieced with a piece of Basic Grey paper from Pyrus. The stand is colored with copics. Before I put it together I knew it would be a little plain so I decided to stitch around the edges.
(usually I decide AFTER and have to tear the card apart to do the stitching!)
The card stock is Aqua Mist, Peach parfait and dp from Cosmo Cricket.
So that's it for today. Do you think my niece will forgive me?
I've been given a special honor for the whole month of November so I will have a post for tomorrow too!
Oh, and I'll announce my winner of the shaker card windows.
Have a wonderful day!

ps. To Sharon in Arizona-the blue is from SU-Brilliant Blue (not sure they make it anymore, though) The double dot paper is from Bo Bunny. they make many colors!


Peggie said...

Great card. Love the light shining down on the cat. Pretty colors.

Kathy said...

I love this warm and cozy! Beautiful colors, and the way you have captured the light is lovely:)

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, I'm sure your niece will love this card, it's beautiful! The lamp looks like it is actually shining. Looking forward to your post tomorrow, Nancy

Lisa Kind said...

Oooh, pretty! I have this one too! I just love that lamp shining down on the cat! Love how you made the cat a different color! Makes for a nice change!

jkreucher said...

Oh! this is Fantastic.. I love anything with a cat on it.
what a fun design, making the lamp light shine pefectly where you want it...
thanks for the inspiration.. might have to try this sometime... don't have this set.. but I do have LOTS of cats and a nice little lamp..


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