Are you a fan of funny cat cards? Or know cat people who could use a chuckle? We are cracking UP over this super cute card our designer created using a worried bunch of cats and some interested fish! Check it out!
Isn’t that a riot? Talk about turning the tables! Here’s how you can make your own version of this super cute card.
First, stamp the Group of Cats image onto some Bristol Smooth paper using a waterproof ink like Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Color the image with different grey, brown, and orange Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, blending out the edges a bit with a waterbrush when needed. Our designer used Light Gray, Gray Brown, Gray, Brown, Light Brown, Oatmeal, and Sugared Almond Pink (for the noses and ears).
Now do your fishies – use the same ink and paper and then color the fish with bright, tropical colors, using 2-3 shades per fish for depth and dimension. For the green fish you can use light Green and Yellow Green; for the blue, Persian Green, Turquoise Green, and Light Blue were used; the orange fish sports Carmine Red, Orange and Yellow; and last our pink fish was done up in Purple, Pink and some Fluorescent Pink. Use the coordinating Fish Group die to cut out those little cuties.
Our designer added a fabulous touch to the aqua panel that we think is worth noting. Stamping a background stamp onto a color with a similarly colored ink as was done here adds a subtle but very cool punch of texture! Our designer placed the Cheesecloth Background Stamp face up on her work surface and apply Dreamer Ink from Color Fuse Set #9 to the entire surface. Then the cardstock panel was placed on top and pressed all over to achieve a nice, even impression.
The panel was cut using the largest die from the Inside Scallop Nested Die Set. Then the fourth smallest die from the Nested Oval Small Stitch Die Set was centered on the panel to create that peek-through window to those nervous looking cats.
The “How about lunch!” sentiment from the Under the Sea Stamp Set was stamped in the lower right corner of the panel using Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder,.
To finish the card, die cut a piece of royal blue cardstock with the largest die from the Nested Deckle Rectangle Die Set and adhere it to the front of a top-folding A2-sized white card base with foam adhesive to give it some lift. Center the cat image behind the die-cut aqua card front and adhere it behind the window panel using foam adhesive. Adhere the cat panel to the royal blue panel using a tape runner.
Arrange the fish around the window and adhere them to the card front using foam adhesive.
We love how some of the cats look worried, some look clueless and some look like they can’t figure out how they got in that position!