This idea for cute cat birthday cards can be used over and over!
Cat lovers are special people and what better way to celebrate them than with cute cat birthday cards like this one? Lisa used some previously created gel print paper on her card and you can use your own gel plate paper OR substitute any patterned paper that works for you. By heat embossing one of our background stamps over the paper, Lisa has created a hybrid specialty paper that you will want to use on lots of projects. Let’s take a closer look and get all the steps to make this card.
As we mentioned, Lisa started with a piece of her own gel plate paper that she said she’d made for another project, ended up not liking it but saved it and it was perfect for today’s card. She wiped it down with her anti-static tool, put it into her stamp positioner, and stamped it with the floral stamp from our new Daisy/Quilt Background Strips stamp set with Versamark ink. PRO TIP from Lisa: ” When I want to emboss a large background and use the stamp positioner, I leave the panel at least large enough to leave room for magnets to hold it in place and then cut it down to size with a trimmer or die after it’s embossed. This way I can stamp more than once if I need to for even coverage.” Thanks, Lisa!
She then heat embossed her panel with white powder for soft contrast and some subtle light reflection. She cut this pretty DIY specialty paper with the largest die from our Nested Scallop Rectangle With Holes die set. Lisa shopped her stash and found a frame in with her Square Combo #1 OPC die a perfectly complementary color so pulled that out and then cut a panel from the same color card stock as her bottom layer.
She layered her die cut panel over her rose card stock with her tape runner and then adhered that to her card base. Then she added her die cut frame at a playful angle on the top with dimensional adhesive.
Now she turned to her cute cats! She stamped them from our new For Each Other set, cut them out with the coordinating dies and colored them in with cool gray shades of Copics – C5, C3, C1 and C00 – to stand out against the warm colors in her layers.
Next Lisa stamped the balloons from our Happy Birthday Balloons set, colored them in and die cut them. She trimmed the sentiment out of the design, rounded up the end and touched up her trimmed areas with a white gel pen – SMART!
Now she just added her images to her card using varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive for some depth and popped a few sequins on for a little glam and more light reflection.
Here are all the goodies Lisa used today to make these cute cat cards – make sure your order is at least $29 to get FREE SHIPPING to celebrate our birthday month!
These cute cat birthday cards are just that – super cute! And they can help you use up some of your patterned paper stash or pieces that you created that haven’t yet found their purpose by turning them into your own custom DIY specialty paper!