Sunday, August 4, 2013

One Cool Kitty

I made this card so I could try a new technique (well, new to me anyway) called faux tearing, after I saw a tutorial on MFP Speedy TV.   This is the first time I've tried it, and I'm pleased with the result.

I wanted to keep this card CAS.  I used three shades of turquoise ink and several torn pieces of paper to create an ombre look with my faux tearing.  Then I stamped French script in grey, masking the faux tearing.  I stamped the kitty and the sentiment in black directly onto the card.  Then I stamped the sun in black on a yellow scrap and tore the edges.  Lastly I embellished with a piece of turquoise string tied into a bow.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Cat (The Artful Stamper), sentiment (Inque Boutique), French script (Stampin' Up!), sun (unmarked, unknown)
  • Ink:  Versafine - Onyx Black, Ancient Page - Jade, Neptune, Turquoise, Stampin' Up - Going Gray
  • White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Yellow Scrap:  Recollections
  • String:  Dollarama
I wold like to enter the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges
Photo Inspiration
2 Sisters #155 Anything Goes UE
A Little Bit Crafty Summer Sun 3E #1
Animal Friends Challenge #5 Summer 3E #1
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Ombre 2E #1
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Challenges 4 Everybody #26 Anything Goes 3E #2
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafts-Too Challenge You #2 Summer Days (I see this kitty at the beach and the sun is shining) UE
Crafty Calendar August Anything Goes 3E #2
Creatalicious Challenges #53 I Love My Pet UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cute Card Thursday #280 Anything Goes UE
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Fashionable Stamping Script/Book/Pages/Print 3E #3
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Just Inspirational Challenges Photo Inspiration (see above - I was inspired by the colour of the water) 3E #2
Just for Fun #1 Anything Goes 3E #2
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog #64 Distressing or Paper Tearing (I tore around the sun) 3E #3
Mema's Crafts August Anything Goes 3E #1
MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Faux Tearing 5E #1
One Stitch at a Tiime #175 In the Summer (I see this kitty at the beach with the sun shining) 3E #1
{PIN}spirational Challenge Photo Inspiration (see below)
QKR Stampede #50 Summer Fun 3E #2
{PIN}spirational Challenge
Photo Inspiration
Scrapbook Stamp Society #12 Anything Goes UE
Scrappy Moms Stamps The Great Outdoors UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Ode to Sunshine 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 5E #5
Sister Act Card Challenges #18 Anything Goes UE
Victorine Originals #64 Summer Colours UE
Word Art Wednesday #91 Anything Goes 5E #3

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a great day!


  1. This is lovely, I like the faux tearing, such a cute image.

    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  2. what a lovely card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Member

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  4. A fabulous image and sentiment, l love the faux tearing too. Thank you for joining in the Just for fun challenge, good luck

  5. Love this Kitty and what a fabulous way to have paper tearing it looks so real, hun, xxx

  6. Eine tolle Themenumsetzung. Klasse
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  7. Wow eine ganz tolle Karte ist das geworden.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends.
    GLG Tamesis

  8. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  9. Your faux tearing really adds WOW to your cute card! Thank you for playing along with us at the MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  10. A wonderful card, great faux tearing. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

  11. Great card! Thanks for joining our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

    Elaine xx

  12. Great Card! Good luck and we hope to see your creations again at our next challenge.

    DT for {Pin}sperational Challenges

  13. What a cute card! Love the black kitty and shades of turquoise ink! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  14. lovely. thanks for playing along with JIC (Sian DT)

  15. Such a lovely card. I love cats ;-) Your new technique turned out really well.

    Thanks for playing with us this week.

    Hugs, Keti (DT @ PINspirational Challenges)

  16. I think you did a terrific job with the faux tearing technique!!! thanks for playing at simple salutations #56. good luck in drawing.
    stamping sue

  17. Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

  18. Aw, cute kitty card!!! You did a great job with the faux tearing! :)

  19. I love this card! The faux tearing looks some really great colours - the whole colour thinking is great on this card.
    Thankyou for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
    Dot x

  20. Gorgeous Fit Kitty, a really great card :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  21. Fabulous technique thank you for joining in at Lej designs and Just for fun DT for both

  22. Great card :) Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

  23. Gorgeous card :-) the image and whole design is fabulous,,, so very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  24. Lovely card with an adorable kitty. Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in the challenge.

  25. A really cute card! Lovely kitty and you have created a beautiful effect with the faux tearing technique. Thanks so much for joining in at Creatalicious.

    Hugs, Dawn

  26. Thanks for playing at MFP - such a cute card!

  27. Adorable, cool kitty!!! Thanks for joining in the Summer Fun challenge at QKR this week. Good Luck!
    Trudy, DT

  28. Such a cute card. Thank you so much for playing our challenge at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  29. Hvor er det bare et super flot cas kort.

    1000 tak for at du deltager på udfordring på Card and scrap.

    DT Sanne

  30. This is one cool kitty and a lovely card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  31. Cool and cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  32. Great card , I love cats and this is well put together . Very nice x

  33. A gorgeous card, lovely image and design.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.
    Lorraine x

  34. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge blog!! Hope to see you join us again… we just started a new challenge today!! Kimberly DT – Paper Munch Designs