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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Last Twofer challenge


Here are my two cards for the last Twofer Card Challenge, where the theme is DOGS AND/OR CATS.
I'm more of a cat person myself, so I chose 4 images from a Penny Black set, I think they all capture different real life cat expressions and behaviors. I made a card that can be used as a just because or a birthay card and a Thank you card.

For this card I decided to go with a slimline layout to fit my 4 chosen cat images. I used a grey distress ink for coloring. I kept it clean and onlyadded  a narrow striped washi tape border for embellishment.

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies
- #53 Anything Goes with a Critter
Little Red Wagon - #615 Animal Antics 


For the layout of this card my inspiration came from the photo over at Time Out, where the bag has a pattern of heads on circles placed in all different directions. Instead I used one circle and stamped the cats' heds along the edge of that circle. I used the Altenew Mid-Century Frame Die, the die cut was heat embossed in silver. The stencil is also from Altenew, named  Deco Wallpaper Stencil. I went with an ombré effect with 3 different distress inks.Finally I heat embossed the sentiment with silver EP.

This card is also for:
TIME OUT Challenges
- #194 Photo Inspiration
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes 



cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Pia, super cat images and great designs, I especially like the second one.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

meg said...

love the creative use of these stamps, two totally different looks, both are brilliant

JanR said...

What cute cards! I adore the cubby cat. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

crafty-stamper said...

Both brilliant cards love the cat stamps and both great designs
Carol x

Joyce said...

These are both adorable, and those cats are so fun. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Kim Heggins said...

Pia....this is so sweet and I love how you were inspired!! So clever and so fun. So happy you are playing along at Time Out, thank you!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

They are both absolutely adorable!! I'm the most cats lover too, even if love all the animals. These cats make me smile, such fun faces and poses have these PB stamps! The slimline is elegant and the second one looks so cheerful with that muted stencilled background and the "sun" with the cats peeking out!! I think it's my favourite, but love them both. You are always so accurate in the details of your cards!

Donna said...

Two fabulous cards Pia for Darnell's last Twofer challenge, I'm very impressed with the 2nd one and how you did the cats in the circle!

Bonnie said...

I love these kitties, Pia! I may have to add them to my wish list! Your row of them with their wonderful personalities is a wonderful way to say hello or happy birthday! Love how they peek out of the circle to say thank you! Thank you for sharing these with our last Twofer Challenge!

Chrissy said...

Two fabulous and fun cards Pia, those cats made me smile and love your card designs, the cats looking through the hole is awesome.. I'm a cat person too..but love all animals..


aussie aNNie said...

Two brilliant designs, love the circle one

chrissy xx said...

Super cute cards Pia.
I LOve them both!

Tammy said...

Awww these are so cute Pia! I love both designs and all of the stamped cats, very fun cards!

Darnell said...

Every Penny Black critter image is cute and I have to say these cats are at the top of the super cute list with their postures and expressions! And you, Pia, are at the top when it comes to making two distinctly different designs using the same stamps! They are adorable showcased on your long slimline card and peering over the edge of the circle on your thank you card. I love the graphic background you gave them! Thank you for being so supportive and playing often in TCC over the last four years. I appreciate it very much! Hugs, Darnell

Pat K said...

Two absolutely adorable cards. Love the simplicity of the slimline, drawing the eye up to view each of those cute kitties. The design of the second card is that one too. xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fabulous and adorable creations Pia. Sorry I haven't been commenting but just got back from visiting family for six days.

loz said...

Both fantastic cards Pia..Loz

Gerrina said...

Fun images on a great card; love how they look through the circles! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I'm a cat person too, Pia - just love your quartet of PB kitties!! Such a fun design for the slimline and in the circle for card two!!

Marina said...

How clever!!!!! Especially card 2. It's a shame the Twofer challenge is closing, isn't it?