Hi there! It’s Cards in Envy challenge introduction day! For the next two weeks we have a theme challenge of “Cute & Cuddly”.  Show us your A2 sized cards featuring any cute, cuddly animal.  Remember to keep your cards flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed at the first class postage rate.

I’ve loved cats and kittens ever since I was a little girl, so it seemed only natural to have a cat on my card for this challenge.  First I decided to use this week’s sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches (turned on its side) and chose some coordinating designer papers for the various elements of the card.  It was a great way to use up some scraps, and it makes the card eligible for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  I stamped the cat bed onto one scrap of designer paper, fussy cut it, and attached it to the focal panel.  I stamped the cat twice onto a scrap of grey paper.  I cut one cat out entirely, and cut only the head of the other.  That way I was able to adhere the second head (with a couple cardstock shims behind it) separately to give some dimension to my card.  The circle with the cat was attached with dimensional adhesive.  A coordinating sentiment finished the card.

CIE 08-17-2015

sketch 137

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Cards in Envy design team has done for this challenge, and then go make a card showing off your favorite cute and cuddly animal!  We’d love to see your creativity!  Share your card using the linky tool at the Cards in Envy site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, September 6.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Furry Friends (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Naturals White (Stampin’ Up); designer papers from Ambrosia 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: standard circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); dimensionals (SU)

5 Responses to “Cards in Envy – Cute & Cuddly”

  1. Patricia, What a sweet card! Love your interpretation of that sketch, as well as the colors you’ve used. 🙂

  2. Hi Patricia! Your card is just gorgeous! I love the warm colors paired with your cuddly kitten. That’s a fab sketch and I really love how you used it! I think I must have that stamp set…

  3. I love the patterned papers you’ve used alongside your cute kitty stamp Patricia! Purr-fect for the sketch! Stef x

  4. Lovely use of patterns, Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Friday challenge, Rebecca x

  5. Awe, what a sweet card! Love how you used the circles and patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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