Friday, August 16, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Extraordinary Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2019 EXTRAORDINARY Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, celebrating our 3rd Anniversary! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, but this is an extra hop that is out of the ordinary - hence, it is an EXTRAordinary hop! My project today features the Nine Lives stamp set, and coordinating Cat Punch. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}

Yes, yet again I am featuring cats on my blog. I promise I'll stamp with something else soon! But if you have a cat-loving spouse, this would make the purr-fect anniversary card. Lol, maybe throw in a ball of yarn and some heart-shaped catnip toys, too! Hahaha...

The kitty was stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, and colored with Stampin' Blends (our alcohol markers). All the colors I used are listed in the Stampin' Supplies below, and there are purchase links with the pictures for each item below the blog roll. One little feature that may be hard to see in the kitty's coloring is the coordinating Balmy Blue Light Stampin' Blends Marker I used on the eyes.

The little hearts on the card are from the ball of yarn image in the stamp set. I also stamped those with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, and colored the centers with the Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin' Blends Marker. Then I went over each of the hearts with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitterbrush to give them some shimmer.

And finally, the "ground" element is Crumb Cake Cardstock. I crumpled it until two layers of cardstock became evident, then I pulled the layers apart carefully. Then, I adhered one layer to the card, making sure the inner, soft side of the paper was showing. It has the appearance of sand, or even a low-pile carpet.

Stampin' Supplies: Nine Lives stamp set,  Whisper White Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Balmy Blue Cardstock & Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Stampin' Blends Markers (Basic Black Light, Balmy Blue Light - optional for eyes, Smoky Slate Combo Pack, Gray Granite Combo Pack, Flirty Flamingo Light, Color Lifter), Clear Wink of Stella Glitterbrush, Cat Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper. And don't forget Whisper White Medium Envelopes for mailing your cards!
{see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

DID YOU KNOW...?: Through August 31st, when you sign up to Become a Demonstrator on my team, you get to order an additional $30 in product of your choice- in your Starter kit! Yep, for only $99* you get to choose up to $155 in product! PLUS, you'll get a $10 coupon to use the following month!!! Let me know if you'd like to get started and I can help you customize your order with the products you'll love the most! *Starter Kit has no shipping charges, but taxes for your area will apply.

Click the Next arrow below to see Barbara's extraordinary projects!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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  1. Actually I was thinking about cat scratches on the carpet when I saw the single crumb cake layer. Nice effect! I love the coloring on the cat too. I am off to find my yarn ball,LOL.

  2. Your card is adorable, thanks for sharing.

  3. Perfect card for an anniversary!

  4. I love this stamp set and I love this saying! Cute card.

  5. Simply adorable card design. Love all the cute details and the sentiment is purrfect :)

  6. As a cat"mom" I just love this card!
    And 3! It was lovely meeting you last year in Orlando. Till the next time :-)


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