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Monday, February 29, 2016

Eureka Challenge #182 - CAS

Here is my design team card for Eureka Stamps challenge #182, which is open through Sunday, March 6.
I will be the first to admit that CAS cards are not my first choice - I really like CAS cards done by others, but struggle with my own - I tend to want to fill up all that space, or add embellishments.  However, this cute Digi by Eureka Stamps - Cool Cat with Shades - worked well for me.  I edged the image layer with a bit of ColorBox Marigold ink.  (Tip - I did not tear the edges of that layer.  I did use my trimmer with a very dull blade I keep for that purpose - it is dull enough to give what I call a controlled ragged edge!)  The ink was applied directly from the mini ink pad, to add a hint of color and some dimension.  Another tip - the sentiment is also a digi by Eureka.  I printed it separately, hand cut it in a bubble shape, and photo copied it unto the cool cat image.  This process left a look of an edge around the sentiment - which I enhanced a bit using a grey chalk pencil.  It looks like a layer but is not.  I used a metallic pen to draw the line to "attach" the bubble, and also to add some specks to the background.  The cat was colored by mixing orange and beige chalk pencils. Thanks for looking.
CAS #182:  Eureka Stamps
Animal:      Mod Squad Challenge
                    The Paper Shelter
                    Wags n Whiskers
                    Fan-tastic Tuesday
Cats:           Show us your Pussies 
CAS:           Clean and Simple on Sunday
Cute:           Aud Sentiments Challengeblog
Any:            Crafting-with-Friends
                     Crafty Gals Corner
                     Creative Fingers Challenge
                     Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
                      Our Crafty Corner
                     Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday     


  1. haha! What a cute card, which will make anyone smile, Dorothy! Love the coloring and cool cat image! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  2. Love that expression on that cat! Wow, he could be used for many sentiments. Like, Where have you been. So cute and funny.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck!
    Barbara, Challenge Host.

  3. I love this cat and his cool shades. (I got the image a few weeks ago-he is colored but not on a card, yet) You did a great job coloring him.

  4. Cute the sunglasses. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

  5. A lovely card and very cool cat :-) I love CAS too but also find it very difficult. Well done with this one and thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges :-)

    IKE xx

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  6. Sweet image and card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  7. Wonderful card Dorothy! The image is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Hi Dorothy, this is a lovely card, you have coloured that cute image beautifully and your card design is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this time at The Paper Shelter.

  9. Wonderful card, I love this one!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!