Thursday, August 4, 2016

Squirrel or Cat Thank You - Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

  This card falls into the "eye of the beholder" category.  As I was going over the steps to make this card in my class last week I said something along the lines of "and then adhere the heart so the squirrel is holding it in his hands."  "Squirrel??"  a few of my ladies asked.  Well yeah, that's what I thought it was when I designed the card.  But they totally thought it was a cat!  So we had a good laugh over that one and began to call it a squat (long a sound like cat lol!) or a catirrel.  We decided that the recipient of the card could make their own decisions on what kind of animal it was and we wouldn't project our own preconceived notions on the poor little creature.

 What say you?  Squirrel or cat?  I think it's a sweet little guy no matter what you decide to go with.

  We paired the Foxy Friends set with the A Little Foxy DSP stack.  I really like all the Smoky Slate patterns in this pack, having a neutral color with so many patterns really opens the door for all kinds of cards and color combinations.  The new In Color Sweet Sugarplum looks great with the Smoky Slate and Pool Party here.

  The squirrel/cat is stamped in Smoky Slate and the head is stamped again and punched with the Fox Builder punch and popped up.  The face, feet and sentiment are stamped in basic black. How cute are those little foot prints??  I lined up all 3 of the mushrooms on a clear block and stamped them along the bottom of the card front in Smoky Slate.

  The Thoughtful Banners set is becoming one of my go to sentiment sets.  The many different mix and match possibilities paired up with the coordinating punch makes this one perfect for my classes as everyone can choose a sentiment to fit what their needs are.

  The Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon and heart colored with clear Wink of Stella finish the details for this squirrel/cat card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugar Plum, black

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Black, A Little Foxy DSP

Accessories: Duet Banner punch, Fox Builder punch, Wink of Stella, ruched ribbon, Owl punch (small heart), dimensionals

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