Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Angels Landing August Blog Hop: Have a Paws-itively Purr-fect Day

Welcome to Angels Landing August Blog Hop. If you missed the beginning of the hop, head over to Judi's blog and follow the links.

Today, the Design Team is introducing two new digital image sets for August, Cats and Kittens and Cat Paw Prints. And like all of the other AL sets, they are absolutely adorable!



For my sample, I created an acetate card. If you've never tried to make an acetate card, check out this tutorial on SCS. I went a little vintage on this (not a surprise since I always tend to go that way on most of my cards) and used the cracked glass technique (you can find the tutorial here) since the cats were calling for an antiqued look. I thought it would be fun to use the sketch layout from Sheetload of Cards August ezine.

As you can see, you have to be pretty creative with the placement of your cardstock and/or patterned paper when using acetate. In this case, I just used a good ol' transparency sheet (I bought a whole box from an office supply store). Transparency sheets are a bit flimsy but it becomes sturdier as you add your layers of cardstock and/or patterned paper. This card is a 5.5 inch square card. I thought it would be fun to print out the kitties from the Cats and Kittens digi set on an offset position in each square. Then I used the cracked glass technique on each square. Then I added the sentiment from Cat Paw Prints to finish off the card. I used my slit punch for the scalloped border and adorned each scallop with a dot of 3D Scribbles Iridescent White Mist paint to make it look like faux pearls. Then I used one of my favorite combo embellishments using wide grossgrain ribbon, a crochet fleurette (which I made myself), button and string.

The inside of the card is lined with layered cardstock and patterned paper with polka dots and pawprints which has unfortunately been covered with a square piece of vanilla cardstock for a place to write a message on. I guess I could have put the inside layers underneath the top layer on the front side of the card, but then it would have covered the whole front of the card and you wouldn't be able to tell it was an acetate card.

So there you have it...hope you enjoyed my sample!

I am currently enjoying my camping trip this week and was able to schedule this post ahead of time. With that said, I am your LAST stop on the blog hop.

Head on back to the ** Angels Landing blog ** to make sure you didn't miss anyone's blog. Make sure to leave some lovin' cuz you might just win some sets for yourself to play with.

Thanks for coming by the Angels Landing Kitty bloggity hop!


Have a Paws-itively Purr-fect Day!



25 comments:

Cheryl Walker said...

Alma this is very very cute!!! I love how you used more than one of the images on your card!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

TannyP said...

So sweet! I love your offset kitties =)

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

your card is so sweet and the details are lovely! I like the three different images of the kittens and the glass effects is cool!

Jeanne said...

Oh so cute!!

Lynn said...

Fabulous work, Alma, with these little kitties under cracked glass!! Your windowpane design is perfect for this wonderful card!!

Godelieve said...

Love this design, and it looks great with the cracked glass technique! Terrific work!

lisa808 said...

Great card.

Cheryl said...

Alma, you've made these liitle kitties into an elegant card! I love the offset stamping and your coloring on the kittens is just purr-fect! Wonderful!

Martha said...

very cute!

Judi M said...

What a fun idea, to create these crackle tiles. The images look so cute the way you have them peeking into the squares, and you offset them on a great color combo. The tag looks neat on there, too.

thinker said...

what an adorable one this is....

Lauri said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the technique and how you combined the images!!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

kathy s said...

thanks for this card its fab- haven't tried acetate yet but will give it a go soon those cats are so cute and they look great as a group- just like cats do -come from every angle to ATTACK and play

Rebecca said...

Your coloring on this is fabulous! I am not really a "cat" person, but this card makes me love the cute little cats on there. It's a fun layout, too.

Jane said...

How cute are those kitties? I love this card!

JazzyH said...

I love the kitties.

jaymack said...

I love the panels. Great card.

Alex said...

What a fun way to use the images for a card!!!

Cassie_lu said...

how great is this card. love the different looks of the cat

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just paws-i-tively purrrrfect!!!! so cute with the different cats! love the cracked glass with them! :)

Heather the Mooselover said...

What a cute card- I love those adorable puppies.

Stephanie said...

I love the position of the kitties on each square - great idea & great card!!

shortyrose said...

The cats are so sweet!!! Wonderful!!!

Greetings from Germany
shortyrose