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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cat in Window


Hello! For those of us who have pets, we know how hard it is when we lose them, especially when they are young ones. A friend of mine just lost her 4 yr. old black cat to an illness. She asked me to make her a card that she wanted to give to the kind Vet who came in on his day off to handle the matter.  Here is the card I made for her.

I began with creating a 5x5 base card in white card stock. I added a layer of GKD Dusty Sage card stock which had been embossed with a Darice EF. The casement window was cut with a Poppy Stamp Grand Madison Window die in white card stock. The window valence was created using a Cheery Lynn Border Carnivale die and the wallpaper was some digital patterned paper that I had on hand. The window, wallpaper and valence were assembled and adhered to each other and then the completed window scene was popped onto the base with dimensionals.

The cat was cut in black card stock with a Poppy Stamp Large Sitting Cat die, positioned and adhered in the window. I added a dot of green with a Gelly Roll pen to create an eye on the cat's face. The leafy sprigs, cut with Poppy Stamps Leafy Sprig die, were adhered to the window. The butterfly was cut with a die from Memory Box Butterfly Delights and adhered to the sprigs.

As a final step, my sentiment was computer generated on white card stock and then cut with a die from Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges and popped on to my card with dimensionals. This completed my card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for visiting and please join my blog and become a follower to be notified of any new posts.

 Make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  - Challenge Aug 12-18  -  Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #49 - Anything Goes (Animals)
Brown Sugar  -   Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #24 - Anything Goes


Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a lovely card design. Love the cat in the window.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Anne Fenton said...

Olga this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful card, Olga! Delightful scene, and such beautiful artwork and finishing touches. I especially like the details like wallpaper on the inside, and the open window! Great card! hugs, de

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Gorgeous card Olga hun great design and thanks for linking up at Fan-tastic Tuesday hugs Judith x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kindness in a card for a kind act. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
God Bless you,
Carole, Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

What a perfectly lovely card, Olga. That cat looks perfect perched in the window. What a sweet layout. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with us.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Teresa said...

Such a pretty card, love it! thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Moments this time - god luck and hope to see you again x

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the cuteness of your window scene...Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~