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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Catch You Later, Friendship Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I am such a cat lover and I have to admit that I did buy this set because of the cat image!  It was just too cute to pass up. I like the monkeys in it too but it's the cat that got my attention.  I had it in my head to play with this set today, specifically the cat image and I had a layout in mind too! You can see the card I made a couple of years ago using this layout by clicking here. And the instructions can be found on YouTube here

I had to use a clothespin to keep the card closed so I could take a picture of it.  

The pieces are cut as follows. The card base is different from most. I cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock. This part of the card opens on the left and the fold is on the right.  Then a 5" x 5-1/2" piece of Granny Apple Green card stock was cut and scored at 3/4".  This flap will be glued to the back of the card later.

That front flap piece was tapered by measuring 2-1/4" on the top and bottom (including the scored area). It was marked with a pencil. And then on the right, center was found. The piece was set on the paper trimmer so the pencil mark and the center of the right side lined up. The piece was cut off. The same was done for the bottom part of that front flap piece. 

For my circles, I used the third largest circle die from the "Layering Circles" framelets set. That circle measured 2-7/16" for those of you who don't have the dies. This one is on the flap piece. The original card used a different size circle. I found one to fit my image. The 4th largest circle die was used for the one that was around the image. (it measures 2-1/8"). I also die cut the scalloped piece by using a scalloped die and a circle one that nestled inside it so I could cut them at the same time. My accent color here is Evening Evergreen.  

I textured the front of my card using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. And the scallops on the pointed sides were made using the largest rectangle die from the "Scalloped Contours" dies. I just die cut two of one side so I had two long strips. I didn't need to die cut the whole rectangle, it would have been a waste of card stock.  I trimmed the piece so the solid edge part measured 1/4" (plus the scallops).  I did cut the center scallop that met at the tip, the card wouldn't fit in the envelope with it on.

My Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Friendly Hello" 12" x 12" package.  It was cut at 5" x 3-3/4".  The Evening Evergreen layer behind it was cut at 5-1/4" x 4".  And the inside piece of Basic White card stock was cut at 4" x 5-1/4".  

I stamped the cat from the "Catch You Later" set and colored him in using my Blends pens. I used Gray Granite, light and dark. Light Pumpkin pie for the fish. I was going to grab my Balmy Blue pens but grabbed the Seaside Spray (retired) by accident. I guess I need to clean out my retired pens!  So much to do but I'd rather stamp! LOL  I had colored over the glass using the light Gray Granite and then I colored over it with the light Seaside Spray to give it that look of glass with part of the cat body in the background. I did trace a light circle around the image where it would show through the circle window.  For under the bowl area, I colored with both light and dark Granny Apple Green and I colored over it with light Gray Granite.  After coloring in the sky and bottom part of the bowl area, I erased the pencil lines. 

Follow along with the instructions on the video to make the card. 

My circles did line up but not in the photo, but trust me, they are lined up. I just had to clarify that!! LOL

This was a fun card to make but it does take a little time to do the cutting and assembling.  But I thought it was worth it. I do like how it turned out. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship card,

1 comment:

Gisela said...

I love it. Yep i would make it because of the cat too. And I love how the goldfish is just staring at the cat. Beautiful card