From left to right are the three family cats; Miso is gold embossed, Soba is black, and Saki is copper to match their colouring. I cropped Miso’s tail as in real life. The idea worked well except that Saki is not as pretty as in real life.
The background is worked with a combination of chalks and DI with daubers and brushes.
Note: the nib of the gold leaf pen has worn after all this time – two years at least – so I changed it to good effect. Great to have some spares in the cupboard, and even better to have them in a labelled box.
|The Family Cats|
The ‘10’ is cut using the Slice which works well at slow speed and on 100/120 GSM paper but nothing thicker. I put the numbers through the Xyron sticker machine and applied them to yellow-buff paper. Using tweezers and a ruler is the best way to assemble such things accurately. Rounded the corners with ¼ “ punch and applied gold leaf pen.
Inside, the card is stamped & embossed ‘Happy Birthday’ with Judikins ‘Cabernet Twinkle’ EP. Didn’t bother with the ‘Made by’ sticker.
I think he liked the card - he loves the cats like crazy, and he came back to claim the card :-)