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Grumpy’s Birthday Card

05 April 2017
B. Robles
B. Robles


I haven’t told you that besides Sakura we have another cat. We adopted her because her former owner has moved to another country because of his job. She was called Khaleesi, and although we are big fans of A Song of Ice and Fire (the books, we haven’t watched the tv series) we really don’t like Daenerys. The first night at home the kitten was hissing and growling all the time, so her new name was quite evident: Grumpy (but with Spanish pronunciation 😉 ). Truth be told, Grumpy is a very loving cat and her name does not do her justice.

Sakura and Grumpy on their shelves.

In her vet record says her birthday is in April, but we didn’t know which day, so we decided that next Saturday is the perfect day to celebrate her birthday, yay! With this pretext and the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge in mind, I made an interactive birthday card for her.

First, I die cut an oval from white cardstock using the largest die from Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies. I used Lawn Fawn “Sharp backdrops” stamp set to make the upper side pattern stamping one of the stamps with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. For the floor, I stamped the Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” stamp using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and used ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers to color over it. Then, I trimmed a stripe of white cardstock to make the baseboard and used the same die-cut to maintain the stitching detail. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.

Next, I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn “Meow you doin'” stamp set on Bristol paper using Versafine onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and fussy cut everything. I also stamped the cat bed in an orange pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Beachside” paper collection and fussy cut the cushion part. For the mechanism that makes the mouse move, I used a stripe of acetate and a brad. I adhered to the cat bed with foam tape to allow the stripe of acetate with the mouse to move and the rest of the elements with double-sided tape. Last I added Glossy Accents on the party hat, the fish can, and the cat nose, and also on the yarn ball that I used as a handle.

I really love this card and I had a great time making it. I hope you like it!!

The birthday girl with her card.

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2: interactive cards









and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: happy birthday








Have a nice day!!

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