Curious Cats

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Curious Cats

Everyone knows how much I love cats. My own dear Billy cat celebrated his 16th birthday a week ago and is very much our 3rd "child". He is loved by all our family.

I support a local cat charity and recently raised over £143 at their recent summer bazaar where they sold my handmade cat cards. The most popular of my cards are those made using the amazing "Curious cat" stamp set with "Inspirational" words. I get a lot of messages and requests on social media asking how I make these cards and decided that by sharing one for my blogged design team makes it might help other people who are also trying to raise funds for cat charities.

Tutorial

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First stamp the sentiment(s) you wish to use onto a 5 1/4" by 5 1/4" piece of square smooth white card which can take water. For this card I have stamped it at the bottom. I always use Nocturne Versafine clair and clear heat emboss for a crisp clear impression. The embossing will also resist any ink that you use over the top.

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Stamp the cat face in the centre. A stamping platform makes this easy and also means you can repeat stamp several cards at once. This is great for batch card making.

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Make masks of the eyes and nose by stamping onto thin card and cutting out. You can see the ones that I used have been used many times.

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Add a small piece of low tac tape under each mask and stick over the eyes and nose as shown above.

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Choose your inks. For this card I have chosen these distress ink sprays as they are quick and easy to make a background. Spray over the face and then remove the masks.

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You can see how the eyes and nose have stayed white.

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I then use glitter pens to colour the eyes. You can use any colouring media and colours. Of course mine have to be amber eyes with a pink nose, just like my own sweet Billy cat.

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I then mat up with black card and adhere to a 300gsm quality 5 3/4" square white card blank. Here is my finished card again.

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Visible Image have a very generous Angel policy so as long as the cards you make are individually handmade and stamped you can fund raise to your heart's content.

I hope you found this helpful and that cats you support might benefit from your card making fundraising too. Billy says a very big thank you too!

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