“Spooky” Cat (Punch) and Word Words

Well I tried to create a card that I saw on a demonstrator group Facebook page.  I thought I knew how they had made their card – but I really should have gone back and looked for the original post.  Below is my attempt to create a card that was inspired by a card posted by Susan Campfield.  I will first show you my card and then explain what I should have done (and likely will try and correct with another post later this week).

I see now that Susan’s card was an “Eclipse” card – she had first stamped the large flower image from the Wood Words stamp set and then punched out the cat using the punch.  What I did was punch out the cat from a separate piece of card stock, lay it on top of the card base and then stamp the image.  The result was blank spaces around the cat cut-out.  So I will try this again later this week and hope for better results.

Here is Susan’s card:

What is an “Eclipse” card?  It is all the rage at the moment.  You basically stamp stuff on your top layer of card stock (typically would be Whisper White or Very Vanilla) and then once done you either use punches or thinlits to cut out shapes or letters to create words (i.e., the cat on this card, or “NOEL” or “JOY” on a Christmas card).  You would then layer the stamped and punched cardstock onto a colored piece of cardstock and then attach the shapes or letters that you cut out back into the spaces they came from using dimensionals so that they are raised from the card.  It is a really awesome technique and very easy.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on their thumbnails:

I have to confess that I struggled with the idea of not sharing this card with you all.  But I thought it only fair that I share my imperfections with you all as well as those cards that I feel I hit out of the park.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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