CAS(E) This Sketch 237

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meow.  That is all.

Actually, that is not all!  It's time for a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch and I really wanted to do a fun design with some fun shapes with Chrissy's uber cool sketch but after looking through my stamps I was not very inspired.  Then I happened upon this cat themed stamp set from Concord & 9th (that I think is retired) and my MEOW was born.

Now in case you didn't figure it out, the lines radiating from the seniment are whiskers!  Cat whiskers, that is!  Before I started combing my stamping stash for some ideas on images I had seen the color challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, which is a very simple Kraft and White.  I didn't think I could pull that off with this sketch so I kept on looking for other inspiration.  I also noted that there was a One Layer challenge going on at CAS on Friday.  These two challenges must have been forefront on my brain as I started perusing my stash because as soon as I saw this stamp set with that sentiment I knew I could use those colors and create an embossed sentiment in white and then frame it with the whiskers in kraft and I'd have a fun take on the sketch!

For those of you who don't know I have two kitties myself.  They are my stamping buddies and their job is to supply the cat fur that invariably gets stuck inadvertenly to every card that I make.  I also like to post pictures of them on Facebook, just like every other proud pet-mama.  Well I happen to have an uncle that pretends to hate cats and is always following up my FB posts with some rude comment about my cats.  I responded last year by giving him a framed picture of my two kitties for Christmas.  He promptly put the picture in his bathroom (posting a picture of it on FB for all his friends to see).  All this in a round-a-bout way of saying that I think that I will send him this card for this birthday.  It's fun to keep our little "war" going!

Well, that's it for me.  A bit long winded don't you think?  Thanks for sticking around for my little story.  And don't forget that all important new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.  We'd love to see you play along with us!

Stamps:  You Crazy Cat (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Versarmark; Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  white embossing powder

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9 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 237”

LeAnne said...

I love this!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Omg this is perfect! You nailed this sketch for it!

Happy Dance said...

As soon as I saw this over at CTS, I knew you'd made it even before I checked for your name. And I 'got' it right away, having had cats until DH had hip/knee replacements... Whiskers. Brilliant! And I love the story about your uncle!! It reminded me of my sister and cousin who found ways to send each other the same set of camping dishes for years and years. They got quite creative, and I'm betting when your uncle opens this card, he's going to roar with laughter!! It's a great card, and I'm having a good chuckle about it! Bev

Lisa Elton said...!!! This is such a brilliant take on the sketch. You ROCKED this one Jen!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

You're so creative, Jen! This card is so simple, and yet describes everything! Love it! Hideko

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Jen!

Patti said...

Oh that's cute! I love your funny story. I bet he dearly loves your fun sense of humor : )


Karren said...

This is so clever! I knew as soon as I saw them that they were whiskers! And I love the FB "war" with your uncle - it's so amusing.

Nora N. said...

This is GENIUS!! LOVE!!!