Friday, October 7, 2016

Always Use Rubber Challenge #1 ~ Snarky Cat

Welcome to my first post for the Design Team at Always Use Rubber!  Zoe has chosen our first challenge theme, It's Not Always Black & White, using this photo for inspiration:

And, yes, that beautiful kitty in the middle picture is Harley, one of Zoe's furbabies :)

If you know me at all, you know I ADORE cats.  I actually love all animals, but, cats own me, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them.  And being I haven't made anything in months, I went to my comfort zone, my cat stamps.  What's better than cats? Snarky cats! Here is my project:

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pop Dots
Grumpy Cat Rubber Stamp (SO old - and I didn't mark the manufacturer - sorry!)
"You know it was a good day if you didn't. . ." - Inkadinkadoo, 99176 DD (retired but available)
Washi Tape

I started with stamping my image directly on the card which is fairly nervy for me - I am always afraid I'm going to muck up a good piece of cardstock - but I got the image fairly straight.  

Confession time (it's been SO long you guys!) I recently found this site called Peach Paperie  (part of the Peachy Cheap websites) and I ordered a bunch of $1 washi tapes and some cool wooden icon sets. Then I realized that washi tapes had become something (another thing!!) I collect but don't use.  I even got a cute little washi tape holder. So I decided to use some of the new tape I bought and I sort of grounded the cat on the bottom strip, added a top strip for some balance. I am saying it here, publicly, that I vow to use my washi tape (ha ha ha - we'll see)!

Finally, I stamped my sentiment on white card, mounted that on some black card and pop dotted that to the card.  Hmmm, the more I look at that tape, the more I like it.

We would LOVE you to join us at Always Use Rubber - the challenges are 2 weeks long, lots of time to play and there will be guest designers, top 3 and winners! I urge you to check out our rules page and dig out those wonderful rubber stamps!  Thanks ~ Christi

I would like to enter my Snarky Cat in the following challenges:
STAMPlorations  - October CAS Challenge, Optional Twist Black
Inky Chicks - #73, Animals
Scrapbook Stamp Society -  #101, Anything Goes, Option Animal
Aud Sentiments -  #165, Anything Goes & A Sentiment


  1. Cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  2. super fun and cute Christi

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Oh I love this card and the cute image and sentiment. Fantastic card. I am so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiment.

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative with Stamps
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination

  4. Welcome back! Glad to see you are back at your craft table! Your card made me giggle ... The image is hilarious and paired with that sentiment ... purrrrfect together! (sorry couldn't resist!). Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

    1. Thank you Cara - feels like it took forever to get back! Missed you tons! XOXO (and I love the puuuurrrfect - LOL)

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  6. Oh my! Your cat (what a great expression!) and sentiment pairing have me smiling all over my face! So glad you shared this *meow-velous* creation in the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge gallery!
    ~carol (guest designer)

  7. This card is hilarious! I love cats for their personality which I feel the sentiment sums up very nicely. I love washi tapes, but struggle using them, this is a great layout to get to use some of them:)

  8. This looks so cool. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx


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