ATC – The Cats Meow – 7 ways in 7 days – Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of the ATC, The Cat’s Meow, 7 ways in 7 days series.

If you’re not interested in ATC’s, stick with me, because these ideas and techniques can be used for card making as well!

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Given that Mama Elephant has The Dog’s Woof and just released The Bunny’s Hop (due in store any day now!), I thought I would use the set that started it all … The Cat’s Meow.  This set has an awesome multi-kitty border, as well as some individual kitties and a whole lot of accessories.  It’s a fun set, and in this series I will show you 7 different ways that you can use it.  Today’s technique is Copic colouring, with a little stash diving.  This pattern paper is easily 10 years old (possibly older).  I created my feature kitty to be green, and the heart, coffee cup & bow tie to be red to mimic the colours of the pattern paper.  You could do the same with any pattern paper leftovers in your stash.

I have started with a base of watercolour paper, cut 2.5″ x 3.5″, as this is the standard size for an ATC.  You can see the whole project, step by step, in the video below.


Stamps – The Cat’s Meow, Mama Elephant
Watercolour paper
Patter paper scraps
Xpress It Blending card
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Archial Jet Black ink pad
Mini Misti stamping tool and/or Acrylic block
3mm double sided tape
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
White cardstock scrap
Black cardstock scrap
Nuvo Drops (Glossy Accents would also work)
Perfect Pearls in water
Paint brush
E11, E13, E15
E21, E23, E25, E27
E30, E31, E33
E70, E71, E74, E77
W1, W3, W5, W7
G00, G12, G21
R24, R27

In conjunction with The Frolicking Fairy, I am hosting ATC swaps.  Marcia is the host for the USA, and I am the host in Australia.  This months theme is ‘Anything Goes’, which means the colours, theme, stamp brand, techniques, etc are totally up to you!  If you want to read more about the current swap, you can CLICK HERE for the blog post.  It is due 16th March, and I am accepting late signups through to the end of this week (Sun 25th Feb).  You’ll find a link to the sign up form at the end of the blog post.

And now … on with the show!

I hope you enjoyed this first project, and look forward to seeing you for Day 4 of this seven part series tomorrow.

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