I decided to make a couple of Hello Friend cards for no reason other than I love my friends and wanted to send them something.  I had this idea for a pop-up card in my head, and I wanted to use these two cat stamp sets by Laurel Burch.

laurel burch cat stamps

The first is called Tribal Cats, and the second is called Indigo Cats and I only have the stamp and not the dies for this set, so I see a lot of fussy cutting in my near future lol

laurel burch cat stamp cards

I love these cats, and I actually have a couple of them in their ceramic form!

laurel burch cat stamp cards

So I spent some time colouring them all in with some markers and had fun doing it too.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Then after I was done with the colouring, I started adding little highlights and dimension with nuvo drops, stickles and glossy accents.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Then came the somewhat arduous task of fussy cutting them and I really wished I had the dies for them.  I don’t usually mind but my hand has been giving me a lot of problems lately so it did not like this task at all.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Then I used the second stamp set, Tribal Cats by Laurel Burch – I love their long faces!  I stamped them with some Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with gold and cream embossing powder.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Good news!  I have the die set for this one – yay!

laurel burch cat stamp cards

So now we are ready to make them into cards but that will have to wait for another day as there is no time left today.  See the finished cards in Part II.

Supplies used FYI:
Distress Oxides
Distress Spray bottle and water
Card from stash
Tribal Cats Stamps and Dies – Laurel Burch
Indigo Cats Stamps – Laurel Burch
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versamark Ink
Gold and Cream Embossing Powders
Nuvo Drops
Glossy Accents
Stickles

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