Monday, March 23, 2009

There's a story behind this



Well I wanted to make one more card as part of my card making therapy before I start my final nursing school course tomorrow. I was clueless as to what stamps, colors, or even which sketch to use. Meanwhile, as I was trying to think and concentrate, April Kitty had gotten into my bag of new $0.66 ribbons that I got from Michael's last week. She was batting around a spool of purple ribbon and making odd noises. I rescued the poor ribbon from the hyper feline and took notice of the colors in them - all different shades of purple. Maybe this could work for my colors.

As for the sketch, I went looking through the gallery on SCS and found this card by Jenn Diaz. This was the perfect sketch! Well I went to Jenn's blog where I learned that the sketch is from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #10.

Everything was falling into place except for the stamped image. April Kitty was still running around like a little maniac making crazy noises. Then it hit me, I should use my SU Cool Cat stamp set and title the card "Crazy Cat" after April who inspired this. Also I thought all shades of purple would make this card kind of crazy on its own.

As I was making my card I realized that there are several birthdays coming up in April and May that I will need cards for. So I decided to turn this into a birthday card and make it really bling-bling. I think it turned out pretty well and I hope I didn't go overboard with the bling. I tried to show April Kitty the result of her inspiration but she had worn herself out and was snoozing away in her bed.

Recipe:
Stamps: Cool Cat, Tagger's Dozen
Paper: Perfect Plumb, Almost Amethyst, Orchid Opulence, WW, SU DP
Ink: Perfect Plum Craft & Classic, Inkit Silver
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon, Stickles, Circle Punches, Stick on Gems, Brads, Clear & Silver EP, Heat Tool, Sequin Butterflies

16 comments:

Becky said...

well this came out adorable, love this cat and the lay out of this card is great.

Karen Giron said...

I love how your cat helped you with your card today, that's so funny! Fabulous card with all that purple.

Martha said...

good luck on the final ;)
your card is wonderful

Purple D said...

Wow, the card is indeed very intense! :-) I, too, love all that purple.

Linda B said...

Love the card and the story:) It really did come together nicely.

Dawn said...

This turned out great. You have super inspiration..Hope your last class goes well. Good luck

stampin abi said...

I love how this turned out! i really like the colours together

JazzyH said...

I really love that.

Michelle Walpole said...

Funny!

It was fate for you to make this one. I think the card is lovely and nuh...din't go overboard with the bling.

Jennifer said...

cute cat.

Anita Hovey said...

Great card! Love the colors.

Jackie said...

I love this card and the colors you used! tfs!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very fun! I like the sketch, the color combo and the little crown on kitty's head.

Angela said...

So cute, love the butterflies

Shirley said...

Love this stamp and your card is just wonderfully pretty. The bling is wonderful too!

Jenny Gropp said...

lol -- liked the kitty story! Love the crown on Cool Cat!