Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 9 March 2009

Birthday card for a brother.

I came across this cat stamp when I was re-organising my craft space the other week! I bought it last year from an Ebay shop; it was only a couple of pounds. I had never used it as it arrived as just plain red rubber and I didn't have enough mounting foam left for it, so it just go put by for another day.....

Hmm.... then it suddenly occurred to me this week to just stick it to an acrylic block with Pritt Stick glue :) et voila!!!! I just cleaned both with a 'baby-wipe' afterwards.

I'll see if I can find the Ebay shop again, if any of you would like to go and browse there....

****UPDATE: The Ebay shop is Nella's Corner- click the link, write 'cat' in her search box and it goes straight to this stamp. It costs £2.99 :) ****

  • I stamped onto beige card with black India ink, then tore the edges and rubbed with a brown chalk inkpad.
  • There is a slight wavy pattern in the background to the cat, this was me doodling with a clear SakuraGlaze pen :)
  • The lovely background paper is from a Papermania 50 sheet 6x6 pack, called Oriental Spice.
  • I've gone over some of the pattern in the green paper with a Sakura Stardust pen in clear, so in the sun this is quite glittery.
  • The ribbon is from a local haberdashery, who always have an enormous basket of 10m bundles for 50p each.
This card is for my elder brother, David. His birthday isn't till 4th April, but I wanted an excuse to use this stamp, and it just evolved into something I thought he would like :)

6 comments:

Julie said...

That's a beautiful stamp Helena. I'd love to know the name of the Ebay shop if you find it :o)

Patrice said...

Very smart card! I love the cat stamp, of course - looks a bit like a Gladys Tabor drawing. Do you know of her?

I once had bath towels with her cat drawings - actually I still have one or two, and I bought them 35 years ago!!

I'm sure your brother will be honored.

Angel said...

That is a very neat card. i am sure David will like it!

Emily said...

Beautiful card, Helena!

Debbie said...

Great card Helena, I love the cat image and the distressing and the muted colours...it has a lovely vintage look. Beautiful details inside the card too. Debbie x

Helena said...

Thanks, everyone!

I've found the shop link and I've now added it to the post :)