Tuesday, August 13, 2019

AALL&Create - Purrfect Gift

Hi folks, it's Tuesday and that means it's time to share this week's Guest Designer project for AALL&Create. AALL&Create have recently launched matching dies for some of their stamp sets and when I received the die for the super cute Purrfect Gift #121 stamp set, I decided to use the die to create a hinged opening on the card to reveal a hidden surprise inside.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create a 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" panel, smooshed Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks on to the craft mat of my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and dragged the panel through the ink. I dried with my heat tool and pounced the panel back into the ink repeatedly to pick up the droplets, drying between each layer.
I sprayed Black Soot Distress Spray Stain on to the craft mat, pounced the Weathered Tiles Stencil #59 into the ink and pressed on to the panel to create a monoprint effect. I repeated the process until I was happy with the background.
I inked the image from Purrfect Gift with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamped on to Strathmore Bristol Smooth Watercolor card and die cut using the Cat Pile #8 die.
I added Design Tape across the bottom section of the panel. To create the hinged opening, I placed the die on the panel and positioned the top cutting plate about 1/4" in from the left hand edge - the section of the die not covered by the plate won't cut.
I scored where the sections were still connected to the panel and applied Black Soot Distress Paint to the back of the die cut section.
I decided to trim the width of the panel down to 4" so that the opening section was more central. I coloured the stamped die-cut with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and fixed to the panel, making sure it was aligned with the die cut section. I matted the panel on to Black card and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank. 
I inked the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamped on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card, fussy cut and fixed to the card, using two of the sentiments as handles to reveal what was inside.

I stamped the individual cat from the stamp set, die cut using the matching die and fixed inside the card along with the rest of the sentiments. To finish I added Black, Yellow and Gold sequins, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Morning Kath, love this gorgeous card, that image is just to cute, may have to grab that, gorgeous creation.xx

  2. Ooh this is purrfect! Such an adorable stamp, must add it to my wish list. Love how you have used it and the die, so clever! xxx

  3. Kath, this is such a fabulous way to use the die and stamp, I love how you created the opening, such a lovely surprise! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. I love this card Kath, those kitties are beautiful and loving how you created the card.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wow Kath l wish l had your talent this is stunning x

  6. You must have a bevy of friends and fans near you who wait in line for the colorful and cheery cards you create but don't need! Wish I lived nearby! This one is a Winner! Such a terrific idea to have the window - fold!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx