If you know me (and even if you don’t), it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that I like cats, and that I’ve managed to collect a few cat stamps. >^..^< This one by Meljen’s Designs is one of my favorites, called Hanging Around Kitty. It’s actually a digi-stamp, with a cat hanging from a wire strung from two hearts. The full image is adorable, of course, and I’ve used it as is… but this time I had a different idea in mind. Hopefully, Melissa will forgive me, but I just saw this furry feline dangling from a tree branch.
So, I took some Kraft cardstock, and added some walnut ink using a wood-grain background stamp. I took that and die-cut a branch. Then I printed out the cat stamp (on cheap copy paper), quite a few times, in varying sizes, until I got it just right. I then print several of this size on good white cardstock, and colored them with Prismacolors and OMS, and fussy-cut them out.
It took a bit of experimentation, and I had to cut off a twig to make it work, but I managed to position the cat behind the branch. I put this on a nice piece of patterned paper. Then, I fussy cut just his paws, rounded them a bit and attached them with rolled up glue dots – giving dimension to the back paws, and putting the front paws over the branch, so it looks like he’s hanging on. I also put a tiny bit of dimensional adhesive under this tail.
This piece was glued onto a piece of grey cardstock, and the sentiment was added with die-cut letters. Hopefully it will bring some cheer to the recipient. 🙂
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Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock (grey), Bo Bunny Isabella patterned paper, Meljen’s Designs digital stamp “Hanging Around Kitty”, Memory Box “Woodland Branch” die, Sizzix Sizzlits “Hunky Dory” alphabet decorative strip, Tim Holz Walnut Stain Distress Ink (on tree branch), Hero Arts “Designer Woodgrain” background stamp, Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. (Kraft paper from stock.)