You know animals are near and dear to my heart and I have neglected the poor cats on my Rare Image Rubber Stamps PETS sheet long enough!! I thought this brand new Technique Junkie technique Stringing You Along would go perfectly :o)
Card measures a whacky 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" LOL
STAMPS: cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, Meow - DMD Clear Stamps (single, in an Archiver's $1.99 bin), phrase - Rubber Stampede, baskets - PSX (all one stamp)
INKS: VersaMagic Dewdrops - Gingerbread, Sahara Sand, Wheat, Pumpkin Spice, and Red Brick, Adirondack Espresso, Stampin' Up! Creamy Caramel
SUPPLIES: embroidery floss, antiqued copper brads, large Pop Up Glue Dots (1/2" x 1/8"), small stipple brush, distressing tool, cotton string, sponges, Sakura Quickie Glue pen, Glue Dots Minis, small pop-dots
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Stringing You Along from the Feb 09 newsletter
NOTES: to make the cat a calico, I applied the dewdrop pads to the rubber in various areas and then edged it all with the Espresso pad ~ for the basket shading I stamped the row of baskets in Espresso on the same bkgd paper as the cat, trimmed some out, then stippled the edges with Caramel, and the Espresso just at the edges ~ to shade lightly under the cat and yarn ball, I applied the wheat ink directly from the pad ~ for the yarn ball I formed a Glue Dots into a circle (they start out kind of oval) and wrapped my embroidery floss around it, varying the direction after every three. I glued the ball down with Glue Dots Minis and the trailing floss with thin strips of Quickie Glue at intervals, leaving some loose ~ the baskets have a mini pop-dot on the edge the sticks out over the panels ~ the cream panels were edged with the Pumpkin pad and the bkgd panel was edged with the Espresso pad
Stay tuned - I have a Paris-themed card using this technique in some very different colors coming up tonight or tomorrow...!