Saturday, July 23, 2016


Any excuse to play with kitty stamps, especially Newton, truly makes me happy. This card features Newton (from Summer Vacation) taking a little cat nap. I wanted to pull in a palm tree, so I trimmed off the umbrella and replaced it with a palm tree from Your Next Stamp.  I was trying to capture the colors and feel of the NND inspiration photo, so I stamped and embossed the palm tree with black on black paper.  Then I used Distress ink to capture the colors of the sunset (sunrise?). I had planned to adhere the tag on the white card stock, but it looked a bit plain, so I embossed the white with a waves embossing folder to add a bit of dimension and movement to the card. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum. I then added a bow and sequins (Winnie and Walter) for a bit of bling!  

Challenges I am entering this card in:


  1. LOVE everything about this - the cute image, the colorful backdrop with the black palm tree, and the embossed background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. What a cutie laying in the sun. The layout works great with white as the card base. Thanks for joining in the fun at TCP Tuesday.
    PS relink up your card. The original link did not go directly to this post, it came up as an error. I searched your blog to find the post. I don't want you to miss out on a chance to win :>)

  3. Super cute, your cool kitty... he really looks like he's having a great time relaxing :). The colors are beautiful and would be great for the current CIC too.
    Thank you for your visit, Debbie.

  4. Haha this is such a fun card
    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC
    Hugs Kelly

  5. That card is adorable! Love the cute cat image and the sunset behind the palm tree :)

  6. You definitely got the sunset effect working on your tag. This is such a cute little scene. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday!

  7. This card is so awesome! I love the distress ink sunset on the tag and the black palm tree! The embossed background does give the perfect touch to the card! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}


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