Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Chubby Cat Birthday - Stampin' Up! Best Day

   I'm getting in just under the wire for posting a Testosterone Tuesday guy card!  My day was full up of college visits with my oldest and I didn't plan far enough ahead to schedule a post you'll get a rare evening post from me!

  I used the Inspired By Challenge in which I used not only the inspiration photo but loosely used the sketch as well.

  These colors were just perfect for a guy card and after looking through my stamp sets I thought the adorable chubby kitty from the Best Wishes stamp set was a perfect image to incorporate them all in.

  The card base is Basic White thick with a slightly smaller layer of Smoky Slate which is embossed with the retired Subtle embossing folder.  Then I added a narrow strip of Balmy Blue to anchor the other other elements.

  The squares are all die cut using the Stylish Shapes dies in various sizes.  The cat is stamped on the large Basic White one in Basic Gray ink.  I used Blends markers to color in the image using all the challenge colors.

  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and then trimmed it down to fit inside the Real Red square which is popped on dimensionals.  And then I dug around in my retired stash of embellishments and blued out some Pacific Point candy dots which I swear are multiplying in the drawer as I never seem to make any headway in using them up!

  It's always a great idea to have some masculine cards tucked away in your stash and I would definitely suggest trying out these colors for a few cards!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Best Day

Ink: Basic Gray

Blends: Smoky Slate light & dark, Real Red light & dark, Balmy Blue light & dark, Night of Navy light

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue

Accessories: Stylish Shapes dies, dimensionals, candy dots (retired), Subtle embossing folder (retired)


  1. This is such a cute card. Loving that little cat. Thanks for playing at IB!

  2. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at the Inspired by Challenge.


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