Hello All! Happy Halloween!!
Today we're excited to be sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop from Her Peaceful Garden! Head on over to the main page for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to get all the details on prizes, sponsors and how to enter. Our contribution is the Window Scene Thin Metal Dies, which features a sweet little cat silhouette to perch in the window, or wherever she pleases.
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To enter to win, you'll need to sign in on her blog! There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly-drawn prize: linking up a cat project, commenting on linked-up projects, and participating in the Daily Games. Go see all the awesome projects and maybe post your own cat-themed projects! Here's the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop FAQ for more information.
Now, on to our project!
We just released the Window Scene dies this summer, so as you might guess, I've really been looking forward to using it on a project!
I started with the background piece. I cut a piece of watercolor paper into four 4.5 x 6 inch pieces, and set them aside while I hunted down our Distress Oxides. I decided on Faded Jeans, Candied Apple, & Fossilized Amber, and smeared them on my silicone work mat. I spritzed some water over the smears, and then took my pieces of watercolor paper and dragged them over the smears of color. I did four, just to make sure I had good options, but really, the first pull was perfect for what I wanted: a sunrise (or sunset) sky. I spritzed the pages with a little more water, to add a little more texture, and then set them aside to dry.
Next came the die cutting, of course. I cut a couple of black kitties (my cat is a mostly-black tortie, so I thought it was fitting) and set them aside. Then I turned on my Silhouette Cameo 3, and cut several copies of the Layered Forest Background Digital Cut Files. I cut a few trees and several of the various leafy pieces out of black, & a dark, textured gray, and some ground pieces from black. I tried a few layering options, and settled on a simple scene with one tree, the cat silhouette, and a ground piece with the sunset background.
I ran the forest pieces and my cat silhouette through my X-Ron Creative Station to make them into stickers. I bussed the adhesive down around the edges with a stylus, and then pulled off the plastic to reveal my new stickers.
Next, my now-dry background piece came out again, and I started my layering. The ground piece went down first, followed by the tree. I layered two trees over one another for a little extra dimension. A couple of layers of the leafy bunches topped off the tree, and the cat silhouette finished things up.
I cut and folded a piece of white card stock to be just a touch smaller than my front (so the white wouldn’t show around the edges) and used double sided adhesive paper to stick the two together.
I didn’t want to clutter the front up with a sentiment, so I decided to add a little extra fun to the inside of the card. I looked through the other pieces I’d dragged through the Distress Oxides, found one I liked, and cut it down to 2.5 inches by 4.5 inches. A sentiment from the Kyle the Cat Stamp Set was perfect for this, so I stamped it along the top of the new piece of background. I adhered the stamped piece to the inside of the card with double sided adhesive paper, and then added the second cat I’d cut to the bottom of the card.
And voila! I love this card, and I cannot wait to send it off to a friend. I have so many cat lovers in my life that I just might need to make a few more of these - oh, darn! ;)
Of course, I'm not the only one who's been playing with the Window Scene dies recently, Allison and Norine have been having fun with the window and cat dies, and they've each made super cute cards withe them.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you saw something you could use on your next project. And don't forget to go sign up and enter to win!
P.S. Here are links to all the Technique Tuesday products I used in this project.