Previously in Part I (ie yesterday) I decided to make a couple of Hello Friend cards using two stamp sets by Laurel Burch – Tribal Cats and Indigo Cats.  Here’s a reminder of the stamp sets…

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Indigo Cats above and Tribal Cats below

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Yesterdays post was all about the stamping and colouring and fussy cutting of one set and die cutting of the second set. But now that I have all the pieces ready, it was time to make the cards!

laurel burch cat stamp cards

First I made a couple of backgrounds using my favourite Distress Oxides and sprayed them with water and blotted them before quickly drying them with a hairdryer.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Then I started planning out the cards and how I could make them pop-up cards.  I am doing it the old-fashioned way ie with no special dies!  It was just a matter of measuring the card and the cats and working out where to put the pop up so that nothing overlapped or stuck out beyond the card. For this card I wanted the three cats to be side by side, so I cut slots in the background card, and then popped it up along the fold line, then attached the cats to each one.

 

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Then I stamped the Friend sentiment in black but decided I didn’t like it and then stamped it again using Versamark, then heat embossed it in gold to match the embossing on the cats.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

laurel burch cat stamp cards

 

You can see the shiny gold sentiment in the card below.  laurel burch cat stamp cards

For the second card I basically repeated the process from the first card except this card was more elaborate and had more popups.  This time the cats are not side by side, they are at different levels and then there are the floating butterflies at the back.

laurel burch cat stamp cards

Here’s a close-up of the second card – I love how bright and colourful it is!

laurel burch cat stamp cards

And here they both are side by side…

laurel burch cat stamp cards

 

See Part I for all the stamping and colouring.

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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