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11 December, 2010

Oskar's birthday - double figures.

I used three cat stamps, one rubber and two clear that came in a little $4 set called 'Kitten Kaboodle'. My card stock was ice gold and then I used matt white and metallic red card for the feature and matt. The red paper with stars was die-cut for the all important '10'.  The embossing powders were from Stamp World and Judikins, chalk inks are Colorbox, and to finish the edges, a Krylon gold leaf pen.

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  :-)

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