Aug 5, 2014

A day in the life of a cat . . .

Happy Tuesday Dies R Us Fans!
Darlene with you once again, hoping to inspire you with using die cuts on your card/project creations.  Today's card was easy and fun to make.  
I created this little 'scene' using the Die-namites 'Spring Window' die about a month ago and finally got it off my work table and onto a card front.

 By simply using a white piece of cardstock, I lightly sponged blue ink over it to create the look of a sky.  Next I adhered my die cut to the sky paper panel and fussy cut around the outside edge.  I used my Spectrum Noir DR5 alcohol marker to color in the birdhouse.  Such a fun and cute little scene and one I'm sure all your cat lovers have seen first hand!
Here's the entire card ...

I love the silhouette look so kept everything else on my card in black and white.  Here are the other Dies R Us products I have used today:
Tattered Lace 'Kensington Corner' #D318

I've used pop dots to add dimension to the cat in the window as well as the cat that is walking away.  Offray black satin ribbon, a small tie of Offray black organza ribbon and a Martha Stewart bird punched black bird are my only other embellishments. 

I hope you'll come join us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and show us what YOU'VE created using die cuts.  And by all means, pop on over to the Dies R Us store ... there are some fabulous sales going on and I'm sure you'll see something you just can't live without!

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I'll be back again next Tuesday but be sure to stop by each day Monday through Friday to see what my amazingly talented team mates have created for you!  Till then ...


  1. Darlene, way too cute! When I saw the cats I thought it might have been Sherri's card, LOL. Great use of dies, love it!!!

  2. You had to know I would LOVE this card! This is one of my favorite dies...yes, I say that a lot. lol Great design!

  3. I have pinned this card on a board I have on Pinterest. Not a week goes by that someone doesn't repin it. It is by far the most popular image I have. Please know that people from all over are seeing it and appreciating your work. Job well done!!!!

    1. and another pin yesterday and one today. It's clearly the most popular card ever!

    2. That's awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know! You've made my day!

    3. Darlene, it's almost a year later and it still gets repinned almost weekly. I have over 300 cards pinned and this is the favorite one!

    4. That's amazing and FABULOUS! Thanks so much ... warms my heart to know my creations inspire and make someone smile!


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