Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cat-r-Pillar, Eureka Stamps

It is the start of a new challenge today at Come and Get It Challenges.  Our theme this time is A Card For a Child and our sponsor is Eureka Stamps.  I have used an image called Cat-r-Pillar.  If it involves kitties you know I have got to have it! You can find it HERE.

I used Nina shimmer card stock for the base.  The string of christmas lights is a Stephanie Bernard Stamps of Life clear cling stamp from a few years back.  I colored it in with my Graph'it markers, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The tops of the ornaments on the right are from the same stamp set.  To make the ornaments, instead of stamping the ball, I used a 1" circle punch and then put score tape behind the punch outs.  Then I took a fine glitter and softly rubbed it onto the tape and shook off the excess. You can rub them and shake the card and the glitter doesn't move.  Its as good as using glitter card stock- better I think.  Then you simply adhere another piece of card stock to the back.  This adds such a fun element to the card and you can do it with all kinds of shapes.  I have used the same process for bubbles, snowflakes, and stars.

I can do a tutorial on the score tape process if anyone is interested, let me know if you are.

The DP is from a MME collection from last year.  The wired "ribbon" is from my stash and I LOVE it so I wish I could remember where I got it.  I love being able to bend and form it and it adds a little bit of fun to the project.  Here is a closer look at the stamp...

I colored it using my Graph'it Markers and silver, gold, and opaque white Shake Pens.  This post is so long so I wont list all the colors I used but if you have a question about them please leave me a message and I will get back to you.

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids- celebrations/holiday
The Ribbon Girl- White projects
Treasured Times- ATG
Anything Goes With a Twist- Glitters and shimmers
Christmas Stampin- ATG
Sister Act- ATG
Christmas Card Challenge- Holiday optional photo insp.
ABC Challenge- V is for vibrant
CCC Digi Creations- Digi/Glitter Power
Sparkles Christmas Challenge- For a Child
Sisters of Craft- ATG
Through the Craft Room Door-  ATG


  1. Liz - What a great card... love the image and appreciate your explanation of the Christmas balls! I understood your mini tutorial and I am off to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for visiting me earlier and leaving a comment, it's greatly appreciated. Time does not always allow for too much commenting lately I've found, life is too busy.
    This is a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured as are all your cards. Love the details and the glitter balls technique is one to try soon.

  3. KITTY PILE!!!! I love it. So cute. I love how you created the score table glitter ornaments. Very Fun card just simply puurrrfect for the Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Look forward to seeing more of your cards!

  4. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
    Your card is fabulous!
    Monica - CCC DT

  5. So cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. Very pretty. Love the pile of kitties and pretty ornaments. Thanks so much for joining us at CSAYL.

  7. Beautiful! Love the glittery ornaments. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

  8. Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL Challenge!! :)

  9. Fabulous card thanks for playing in our challenge ...
    aNNie{ccc digi creations DT member}

  10. Love this fun and bright Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. love the glitter ornaments!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges

  12. Gorgeous card! Your colouring is fab and the glittery ornaments are a perfect fit!
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  13. Such a cute celebration card! I saw it linked at Send a Smile 4 Kids blog and had to come over to see it on your blog. I am now your newest follower on Bloglovin" and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  14. Fab card that makes you smile, very colourful and well designed, love it ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, best wishes, Anne DT x

  15. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge For a Child “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  16. Fab card and cute image, thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  17. I saw your card on the SAS4Kids blog, and couldn't figure out what the image is. So I had to come take a closer look, and I'm glad I did. I LOVE those kitties! I'm a real cat person myself ("mother" to three at the moment), so anything feline--I'm in! :) Great job with all the coloring, and great glitter technique, too. Tfs!

  18. Saw your card at SAS4K - Congrats on your Top 3! I'm a cat lover too! I make a lot of cat cards myself and I had not seen this Eureka image before. Your card is gorgeous - beautiful colouring! I'm your newest follower!


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