Jill here, bringing you something, hopefully, a little different this week...
I got the awesome 'Meowwwww' set from Neat and Tangled, and have been dying to do something with it. It's cute, but in a different way to most my sets. It's funny, (I mean seriously - the deadpan look on that cat's face), original, and, dare I say it...it's down right cool!
It's one of my best friend's birthdays this month, so I made this card for her. She's cat nutty, and a little on the alternative side of life, so thought I'd go a little 'out there', and this set was just perfect!
I started by stamping out my kitty, his little toy, and my sentiment, in Black Versafine ink, and clear heat embossed. I always heat emboss when I want to water colour my images as I like the way it helps your colours pool up at the edges. I then covered all my images with masking fluid to protect them whilst I got messy with some ink splats! I used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink mixed with water, and flicked and sploshed the colour all over my panel. Once dry, I rubbed away the masking fluid, and coloured everything using more Distress Ink, adding a little glitter to the love heart. To make them stand out more, I covered all my images in Glossy Accents ... now had I have known I was going to do this, I could have skipped the whole 'masking fluid' step as the Glossy Accents will mask your image on it's own, but hey ho, it's all part of the fun, right? I added a little bit of ribbon, a teeny twine bow, and a couple of red enamel dots to jazz things up a little. I then added my panel to a black Avery Elle notecard, and went with a 'jaunty angle' just for kicks :)
And there you have it. Something a bit more cool than cute, and messy than manicured! I really hope you like it.
See you next week.