Monday, 15 August 2022


Good Morning everyone

This is the 2nd outing for my new katzelkraft cat stamps.  Ive teamed them up with this fab inkylicious quote 'Laughter....sparkles like a splash of water in the sunlight'  So ive built my little scene around it

A5 white cardbase.  I took a piece of white card smaller than the front and stamped the cat branch, flying cat and quote in place.  I then heat embossed the waterdrops around them using a clear iridescent embossing powder which shimmers green when the light hits it. 

I brushed on distress inks tumbled glass & salty ocean, keeping less colour around the sentiment area. Normally when i ink a background i go for full coverage but as i was building it up i liked the movement this had so stopped inking.  I use 'Pro Arte' stencil brushes - ive had mine years with lots of use and they are still in excellent condition. 

I placed a circle/sun burst stencil over the stamped quote and inked through with lemonade oxide ink.  The oxide ink goes nicely over the distress ink and still stays yellow instead of turning green if id used lemonade distress ink. I then matted the panel onto black card and then the base.

I stamped the cats again onto white card and watercoloured with derwent inktense pencils and cut them out.  I gently added shape to them before decoupaging on the base with glue gel. 

I added touches of glitter around some of  the water drops to finish.

Items Used:
Katzelkraft stamps
Inkylicious laughter stamp
Waterdrop stamps
Sunburst stencil
Distress inks tumbled glass, salty ocean
Distress oxide ink squeezed lemonade
embossing powder
Derwent inktense pencils
WRMK corner chomper

Thank you all for stopping by once again. I hope you all have a great week. Thankfully its a bit cooler this morning.  Emmax

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meg said...

Absolutely brilliant Emma,a fabulous background and sentiment for your fun cats

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is such a fun image fabulous card
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crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and sentiment-love the fabulous cats and embossed raindrops
Carol x

Linby said...

The cats expressions are wonderful and the way you've combined the elements makes for a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous card, love the background and your fun cat images too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

kate Jeffery said...

a brilliant card Emma
Kate x

Carole Pollard said...

Such a great card love the colours an£ great detail love and hugs Carole x

StephW said...

Such a gorgeous happy card with these kitties, love your water droplets too ... Steph x

brenda said...

A fun card and a fav colour palette Emma, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

papierelle said...

Oh oh a cat didn't hold on properly. But not bad, fortunately cats always land on their four paws. Very funny card!! Glad you joined ua at DotMCC. Gundi

Dotty Jo said...

I love this! Jo x

Mervi said...

Fun and fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.

Dena J said...

Fantastic shimmery background for your cats! They are fun. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.

gwen70 said...

Wow love this one Emma xx

Silke said...

Such a funny card. Love this beautiful background. Many thanks for joining us at Creative Friday.
Hugs, Silke

Fikreta said...

so adorable card!
Thanks for joining us at theSUYP-cats only challenge,
good luck in the draw and I hope to see you soon.