As I promised last week, I’m back today was another card using the clear stamp set “Playful Kitten” by Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m actually using the very same kitten that I used on the other card, but I simply turned it around a bit.
And before you say how clever that is of me, everybody can do it 🙂 All I usually do is stamp the image on scrap pieces of paper and rotating my stamp. Sometimes that helps me to see other options that I can’t get from simply rotating the clear stamp set itself. I know, it sounds strange, but that’s how my brain works.
I extended the thread from the ball of wool so it looks like somebody is holding it “offscreen” and teasing the cat (that could totally be me).
I also discovered something quite by accident: I do have the ultra-heavy card stock by Simon Says Stamp that is perfect for one layer cards and coloring with Copics. But I don’t always want to use it. It’s quite expensive and if you add to that about $14-$20 shipping cost to Germany, this is probably the most expensive card stock that I own.
So I experimented with other papers, one of my favorites is of course of the Neenah Solar White and recently I have discovered that the brand Canson has a Bristol paper that is also perfect for Copic coloring. Weight wise it feels a little bit like the Neenah Solar White, so it’s not very sturdy. It also bleeds through on the backside, which would normally make it impossible to use for one layer cards as I did here.
But you know what? You can just cut a piece of paper from the very same card stock that is about 1/8 inch smaller on each side than your card front. And then you simply glue that piece on the inside of your front panel. From the outside, it will still look like a one layer card. And since you’re using the very same card stock, so that there are no differences in the white tones, it will almost be invisible on the inside as well. Smart, huh? 🙂
And since I can’t get enough of kittens (obviously, since I’m living with one of them here) I’ll delight you soon with yet another card, but I promise that this time I’ll be using a different kitten 🙂 Actually I will be using a kitten that was inspired by my own Sissy.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.