Sunday, May 6, 2018

I'm One Break-Up Away. . .

*** Looking for the GIVEAWAY post? Click HERE

I was putting away some of my older wood mounted stamps and I came across the sentiment.  I'd forgotten I even had it, but that happens when you have so many stamps!  I finished my cleaning up and sat down at my desk to make this card.  It was a super quick process and I hope you enjoy my little tutorial.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Mama Elephant The Cat's Meow stamps
Mama Elephant The Cat's Meow dies
Prismacolor Pencils
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Hampton Art Sentiment, #PS0781, dated 2006!! {retired but available}

Since the sentiment was wood mounted, and I am very experienced at messing up wood mounted stamping {and throwing away TONS of mistakes}, I decided to unmount the stamp.  The process literally took me longer than anything else.  I know there are videos and tutorials on how to properly unmount your stamps, but I just ended up pulling the stamp off the wood and picking off the foam.
Another Peek
  Not recommended and next time I will do it the right way!  The stamp is retired {it was made in 2013! I'm sure I snagged it in a discount bin} but I did a search for it and found a few sellers on various sites. 

Once I was done fighting unmounting the stamp, I set it aside and went to work on the cats.  I used my MISTI and stamped them right on the card; very daring of me but I am trying to become better at one layer cards so risks must be taken.  I then colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils.  Once that was done, I stamped the sentiment directly on the card and I was done!  I guess there is something to be said about these one layer wonders.

I hope my card inspires you to get out some of your older stamps and breathe some new life into them.  Thanks for reading my rant; I appreciate your visit and comments. - Fondly, Christi

I am entering my I'm One Break-Up Away Card in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals - #14, M, Anything Goes w/ an Animal
The House that Stamps Built - #52, Single Layer Cards
SUYP - M, Anything Goes w/ a Cat
Fashionable Stamping - #134, Animals {entry 3}
Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - M, Anything Goes w/ an Animal
Country View Challenges - M, Be Humorous
Tuesday Throwdown - #390, Critter Crazy 
As You Like It - Favorite Animal & Why {I love cats - and have five of them! They have such amazing personalities and I love how they can be so calm and then act crazy in the next second - here are my furbabies}


  1. Hahahaha - that was me .... except I only have 25 cats now LoL A brilliant card - love the cats and great colouring. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

    IKE xxx

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  2. Such fun and got love that attitude! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  3. Hahaha, I LOVE it! Now that's a fun sentiment! Very cute card! I love all of those adorable kitties!

  4. That sentiment is to die for! lol. Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Ha, so fun!!! I'm a cat lover, so I can totally relate to the sentiment! Great cat stamp, since it fills up almost the whole card, it's perfect for a one-layer card. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Lovely card ! Thanks for joining our 'humorous' challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  7. Fun and funny, Christi, and I adore all the cats! A perfect card for entry into our Anything Goes with a Critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Thanks so much for playing along this month.
    NanaConnie DT :-D

  8. Such a fun card - love your big group of cats across the bottom! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  9. So enjoyed looking at this card Christi very amusing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. I love your cats and that sentiment is great! Beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  11. Love this card!
    and in few years that would be me!

  12. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "animals” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

  13. I just love this card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

  14. SUch a fun card, I adore cats you can see by my avatar....but only 1 shares our home. Thanks so much for joining in with our humour challenge over at Country View. To think that when I started stamping every single stamp was wood mounted! Life has moved on for the better xx


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