Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PSC #66 - Furry Friendship Card

This week The Perfect Sentiments team has the following challenge for you:


Our challenge is being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink where this week's winner will be able to select 3 free digis.

A few months ago we were "adopted" by a really cute, young gray cat. Since we live in the country, cats are likely to show up because someone has "dumped" them. A nearby cousin also has a gray cat. Both of them purr so loudly and so much more than ordinary cats. So I chose a sentiment about friends singing the song in your heart and this image of a girl with three calico kitten friends. I imagine they are purring, singing the song in her heart.

I used this lovely sketch from Sketchy Colors #150 for the front of the card:

I found this free, vintage image at Clearly Vintage. It came from a thread advertisement. It was actually a rectangle that I cropped into an oval using the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Before printing it, I sized it to fit my oval Nestability die. A few words showed up on the edges, so I used the clone tool to "erase" those small portions.

The sentiment is a digi from Clear Dollar Stamps called Make a Joyful Noise. I divided it into two parts in Photoshop by selecting the top two lines, Edit/Copy, and select New, then Paste. There were a few pieces of the letters from the bottom part of the sentiment that were included when I pasted it into the new document, so I used the clone stamp to erase them. I repeated the same procedure to print just the bottom part of the sentiment that I put inside.

I hope you'll join our challenge with your own card showing Furry Friendship!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge #86 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Forever Friends February Challenge - Animals and/or butterflies and/or birds
Happy Campers #10 - Shabby Chic
Sketchy Colors #150 - sketch
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #138 - Vintage
The Ribbon Reel #46 - Spring Roses - yellow, pink, ribbon, flowers, and lace/twine

6" x 6" Friendship Card Recipe:
Image - Clearly Vintage "thread 3"
Sentiment digi - Clear Dollar Stamps "Make a Joyful Noise"
Paper - Close To My Heart "Chantilly" paper pack; Kraft cardstock
Ink - CTMH Chocolate
Accents - CTMH blush ribbon, Mocha pearls; Recollections, CTMH, and Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft lace
Tools - printer; Photoshop CS; Martha Stewart border punch; Spellbinder's Nestabilities Lacey Oval die;


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is gorgeous, love the image its beautiful & the colours are great!
Hugs Shell xx

Carol L said...

Your card is a stunning vintage creation! I love the image and all of the gorgeous embellishments!