Welcome to the Kre8tors April 2019 Blog Hop. For my contribution, you’ll be seeing a number of gingham cats and butterflies.
Spring colors are gorgeous, so if you want a bundle of inspiration, hop along with the Kre8tors today to see how we made this photograph come to life.
I have wisteria, the color of Highland Heather, growing over the gazebo in our backyard. It comes back, year after year, and I always look forward to its beauty.
For this month’s Spring color challenge, I used Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, and a few additional colors. I have a friend who owns a Veterinarian Hospital, and she asked me to make sympathy cards for cats and dogs. I was honored by the request, and couldn’t wait to get started.
If you follow my blog, you know I enjoy using the Cat Punch, and my recently acquired Dog Punch. Along with the stamp sets, Happy Tails and Nine Lives, I was well equipped. I started with the cat cards, because I wanted the cats to be in Spring colors, punched from Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
I made ten cards of the same design, but varied the colors and paper. Here they are, already in glassine envelopes.
The hearts were cut with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. The scalloped trim cuts at the same time, and I was able to mix & match some of the colors. The card base colors are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. It worked out perfectly that the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper coordinated.
I stamped “True love has four paws,” in the middle of each heart, and glued the heart, trim, and Butterfly DSP to the card bases. The cats were fun to punch from the Gingham DSP, and they received a couple layers of cardstock before I placed them on dimensionals.
I discussed the inside sentiment with my friend, and decided on, “Thinking of You….Please know that I care.” It’s from the retired, Thoughts and Prayers, stamp set.
The dog cards have been completed, and I have those scheduled to post on April 29th. I read every comment, and appreciate your effort to do so.
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