To start with, I stamped the cat image along with the birthday phrase on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.
Then I selected several orange-ish Distress Ink colors to watercolor with using a detail waterbrush. I smeared inks onto my Glass Media Mat and picked up color with waterbrush. I wanted him to look a bit like a tabby cat with a white tummy. I must confess I don't have any cats however, I have two long-haired Chihuahua that occasionally think they're cats, lol. I'm secretively hoping/wishing for Snarky Dogs next...
I stamped the cat image on some plain printer paper and cut out, to create a mask.
I placed the mask over the colorized cat image, using a little repositionable adhesive.
Then I used a combination of Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks and a Distress Blending Brush to create the outer color on the panel.
I left the mask in place and flicked a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Spray on the panel then carefully lifted the mask away.
I die cut the panel using the largest Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Postage thinlits die. Then used a craft knife to cut the silhouette of the right paw out, to hold the balloon string.
I stamped and diecut the balloon, string and bowtie from the Crazy Things stamp and die set using a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. They fit Snarky Cat perfectly! I colored the balloon with a couple of yellow distress ink colors and the bowtie with a couple of red distress ink colors using a blending tool with foam.
Then sanded some blackout and orange classic kraft stock to reveal the underlying kraft (just make sure your craft area is protected with a scrap sheet of paper).
The card base is a basic A2 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, using kraft card stock. Then three panels were trimmed for layering accordingly (black, kraft & orange). Before adhering the orange panel, I did stitch around the border. I adhered all panels with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I adhered the watercolor panel, balloon and bowtie using foam squares for a little dimension.
I wanted to accent his eyes, so I used a little glossy accents.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but his eyes have dried to a high gloss sheen.
Lol, that just cracks me up!
He looks like he's ready for a party!
I'll be sharing more Creativation 2020 makes soon! Thanks so much for the visit. I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day! xx
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