Saturday, June 10, 2023

Mini Me: Cake Smelling Cat

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi again from Laurie with another project for the Mini Me Challenge going on right now here on the Portal.  What is Mini Me??  Well, think small.  ATC, inchie, twinchie, Ink Box card, mini tags or cards.  Lots to choose from, and I have an ink box card for this one.  If you are not familiar with ink box cards, they measure 3" x 3" with rounded corners.  They are called ink box cards because they are the exact shape and dimensions of a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad.

This card uses the Curtain Cat stamp and the Large Chickenwire background stamp, both from Lost Coast Designs, as well as the  Smell Cake clear stamp and the Calligraphy Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

First step was to stamp my cat onto a piece of orange card stock with black ink and fussy cut him out.  I then cut a strip of coordinating paper and stamped it with the chicken wire background stamp.  I layered that atop the cat, cutting around where his paws are so you could see them.  My ink box card is backed with a piece of a gelli print in shades of white and orange and it was stamped with the Calligraphy Square stamp in black ink.  

I attached the background to my card base then positioned the chicken wire and cat portion along the left edge.  All edges were trimmed to fit the shape of the card base and then edged with black ink.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white scrap, and I ran it through my printer to reduce the size so it would better fit the card front.  I cut it into sections, outlined them in black and affixed them as shown along the left side.  

You still have a few days left in this Challenge so be sure to get your makes posted in time for a chance to win some free stamps!

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