Monochrome cat

Welcome to my crafty blog. I wanted to share the birthday card I made for my son, who owns a very elegant tabby cat called Benji. I bought this lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals especially for his card – I’ve pictured it with a pot my son painted for me when he was small, and below here’s Benji himself as well

The stamp itself is very intricate, almost Egyptian in the design, so I just stamped it onto black card using a WOW clear inkpad, and then heat embossed it with their ‘metallic platinum’ powder. This is such a great colour powder, with a slightly golden sheen on it – not a bright as a silver one, so great for masculine cards

I then mounted it onto another piece of black card, which I’d edged by just pressing the inkpad and embossing with the metallic platinum powder round each side in turn.

I wanted to create something of a frame on the card, and remembered the Claritystamp ‘doodleology’ mixed media stamps. This one is from the ‘square’ set – Benji loves to play with string or pieces of ribbon, so these looked ideal. I stamped it in opposing corners, using black archival ink, and then overstamped with clear ink so that I could heat emboss them with a clear powder for a shine.

All I then needed to do was mount the image in the centre of the card, and address it to my son (who loved it!)

One thought on “Monochrome cat

  1. Well done Deborah! So clever

    On Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 17:18 Deborah’s Crafty Blog, wrote:

    > deborahwheeler13 posted: ” Welcome to my crafty blog. I wanted to share > the birthday card I made for my son, who owns a very elegant tabby cat > called Benji. I bought this lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals especially > for his card – I’ve pictured it with a pot my son painte” >

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