Ole Ole!

Today was a happy mail day! My Cinco de Mayo Cat's Pajamas stamps arrived and I just HAD to take some time to play with them! :) Earlier today in my blog reading I had checked out Colleen's Thursday Throwdown Challenge and loved her sketch. With a name like that, who wouldn't be ready for a little challenge? So I set to work with my new stamps and the sketch in hand and this is the result...

I started by stamping Guitar Cat {E-7438} in Ancient Page Charcoal Black ink on White Conqueror card stock and punching out with my Marvy Super Jumbo circle punch. I then colored in with prismacolors and mineral spirits and added some doodles around the edges. I matted the image on a piece of Real Red cardstock cut with my Creative Memories Cutting System and then on a Tempting Turquoise Marvy Mega Scalloped Circle Punch. I pierced holes in each scallope with a paper piercer and then added Xmas Red and Turquoise Stickles to the image.

Next I cut three strips from the Karen Foster designer paper and adhered to a Tempting Turquoise card base. I used my horizontal slot punch to punch the slightest sliver of a hole in the folded edge of the card to slide my ribbon through and tie a bow. I then mounted the cat image panel on pop dots in the bottom center of the card and started on the sentiment.

I stamped Cinco de Mayo {D-7430} with Ancient Page Charcoal Black and then cut the trapezoid shape out freehand and matted on Tempting Turquoise. I doodled a border around and then added some random Turquoise and Xmas Red Stickles to look like confetti.

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  1. Happy Early Cinco de Mayo!!! LOL Super cute, as always! Got to love sprinkle in her new attire!! Ü

  2. Ole'

    I love CP!

    glad you got my card!

  3. You captured the spirit of Cinco de Mayo very well with your color choices. Love it!

  4. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you. I like cats and have two of them. I must go shopping and get the stamp sets that I keep seeing on here. Thanks

  5. Awesome Card! I love that festive cat...Thanks for the blog link...

  6. I love that card!! What a great sketch! I may have to suck back some more medicine and get crackin on it! I wonder how easy it is to stamp in bed? White sheets & White goosedown and black ink....egads...better crawl into the stamproom for this one! *snort*


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