Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crazy Cat!

This card was so fun to make! As soon as I saw this kitty image in Theresa's "Purrr-fectly Delightful", I immediately thought back to when our cats were little and constantly batting and chasing something! More often than not it was string, and I can remember more than once hearing a huge racket from the other room as the cat got tangled up and starting ricocheting around the room like a pinball, meOW!!! LOL! TIP: To make the ball of yarn, simply punch out a 3/4" circle of cardstock and wrap some embroidery floss around the middle until the paper is entirely covered. You could use the same color CS as the floss and you won't have to use as much, although I didn't have forethought to do that her (oh well, the whole ball is way more authentic!) ;) Then wrap the remainder around the cut out kitty. I colored her with Copics and then added some tilted, wonky, scrappy layers of paper, green argyle print (like a sweater unraveling!) from Basic Grey Lemonade pack and some buttons. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Moonlit Fog, Smoky Slate, and Black Onyx.
Base is Cuttlebugged with the Argyle Folder to match the DP.

Have a GREAT weekend!! Lots to share here, see you soon! Thank you for visiting today!

15 comments:

thestampinglady said...

Very cute card. Great use of the yarn--love it.

MaxineD said...

Delightful - and they don't have to be kittens to chase string - my 10 yr old cat still does :-)

Jan Castle said...

Really Cute!!!

Deanna said...

Love this! It is so typical and makes a wonderful image.

Payne Holler Cards said...

TOOOO cute! she's ready to pounce!

Patzee said...

I don't know what I love more: the yarn or the super cool background? This is a wonderful card and it has inspired me to incorporate non-paper items in my creations. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Love the yarn wound round the kitty! So creative, as always. :)

Carolyn King said...

love this! too cute!

Trena in Naperville said...

Melanie!! Love this card!! How creative!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Theresa Momber said...

This card so rocks! You are the queen of creative thinking!!!

Ruby said...

Genius! I have several friends who are cat lovers and this will be a sensational card to send them for Valentine. Tku!

Elaine said...

Cute idea!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful idea -- this card turned out sooo cute!

Pat Jandacek said...

A great image and I love what you did with it. Thanks for explaining how the ball of yarn was done...great idea...it adds so much to the card.

Angelique said...

This really pops off the screen. That touch of green gives the energy of a young kitten. Too cute!