Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Every dog has his day - but nights are reserved for the cats.




I'm a dog person, I just like dogs. I never had a cat. I always feel guilty when I stamp with a cat. So this one is wearing a disguise. Don't tell my dogs! Maybe they won't notice the cat, or the rats for that matter.


This is embarrassing all around. I don't know the source of the cat stamp. I want to say it's Third Coast, it looks like her style. But I'm sure I got it at a stamp convention awhile back, and I don't think Third Coast has been out to any of them that I have been to locally.Have you been to one of those? A million and one stamp vendors. I lose track of what I buy where. When I was buying I don't think I had started blogging or submitting cards for publication, so I just bought and stamped. My friend has made a spread sheet of her stamps. (She's one of those logical/sequential people.) I just try to keep them in a box, and that takes a great deal of effort.

The rat kept sticking his/her nose into the photos. They need names. Any suggestions? A prize might be in order. I'll post a picture of the prize tomorrow. So post some name suggestions and we'll see what happens!

Oh....yeah the card. I stamped the kitty on a piece of scrap printer paper. Cut it out for a mask. Do the same with the Ghost ( $1 Michael's stamp). Stamp the kitty image on white cardstock, use your kitty and ghost mask as needed to stamp a gaggle of ghosts on your card. Stamp the word "friends" ( Stampin' UP!) and color in with black marker. Color the background with orange. ( Copic, I think, but any orange will do.) Add a little flourish of multi-color fiber.

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19 comments:

Laura B said...

Cute card! I love those rats.:) I think I would name the rats Sniffy and Mort, lol. I'm a dog person, too. I'm deathly allergic to felines.

MaRyKaY said...

Very cute card. As for names how about heckal and jeckal. but I do have 3 pet rats of my own. they are great. smarter than they get credit for.
I'm an animal lover of all species.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, great masking and I LOVE that kitty stamp (I'm a BIG TIME cat person) If you ever figure out where it came from, let me know. Since Goliath brought I rat in last night at 2:00AM, I'm not inclined to want to name yours. (Dogs are lookin' better and better) LOL Maybe tomorrow. xxD

~Lady B~ said...

Fabulous masking technique! Your card is too cute! I love it! As far as names, I am horrible with them so I won't even dare throw out a suggestion!

Sharon Sahl said...

The card is really beautifully done and I love the rat's nose in the photo. Maybe curiosity kills rats too.

Steph said...

Love this card, great job at masking all those images, wow! I'm more of a dog person too, but that kitty image is so cute. I have a rat similar to yours but he hasn't made it into any of my pictures yet, now that he knows other rats are partaking in the fun I'll probably have to include him. His name is Willard (like the movie) how about Gladys and Harold for yours? :)

Kristina said...

Donna,
Ack!! Rats! Love how you "staged" your project! Love your card, it's so cool w/ the cat and the ghost! so awesome!
Peace,
Kristy

monique said...

this is soooo cute, love the cat image, looks a bit like our cat

Sugar said...

fabulous! I love this!! cute lil rats too :)

Jane said...

I love your card the cat looks so sweet under his cover is he hiding from the rats or getting ready to pounce. How about edgar and poe for the rats name's
Luv Jane xxx

ike said...

This is brilliant and I luv those rats xx I will have to think of some names in case you do a Comp :-)
That cat looks like Felix off the cat food tins :-)
Hugz
Ike xxx

ldfdesign said...

i love cats, and dogs for that matter love the stamp and the card! how about maurice and mariel for your new friends

Susan said...

great stamp (I'd love to know where to get it, if you ever remember, LOL)
awesome card, lots of work and it shows :)

rat names...Harold and Kumar!
Hugs,
Susan

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Donna... I love your card and I won't tell your doggies about using a KITTY STAMP!!!! LOL! As for naming the rats I think they should be named Astro and Jetson!!! Hee-Hee

DK Spins said...

This is a wonderful card Donna! Thank you for explaining how you did it. I love both cats & dogs, except it's easier to craft with a dog at your feet. Oh, and we had rats too when my kids were little. Anyway, I love this card!

jennifer said...

great card but the rats steal the show. how about naming them frick and frack?

Scrap Vamp said...

So cute! I love that cat!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Great card, I love your disguised kitty stamp :D
Rat names, how about Mortis and Sepultus (Dead and Buried in Latin, lol :P)

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great card, love the cat incognito.