If you are a regular follower of my blog, then you know I have Cats.  And I love Cats!  So me purchasing the Clever Cat stamp set was a given as soon as I saw it.  Then when it was in my hands, I really fell in love with the images and sentiments.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.


Stampin' Up!, Clever Cat, Cute Halloween, Tailor Tag Punch, Jackie Beers



That black cat is just the cutest guy to me.  But then I have always had a black cat, or two.  My beginning idea for this card was going to be a Halloween card.  That is the reason for the broom.  But then I saw the sentiment and couldn’t resist using it.


The DSP piece is from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  As I said, my original thought was Halloween. LOL!!  However, these black stripes would work for any card.  As does most of the “Other Side” of the papers.  The card base is Thick Basic White and a layer of Basic Black.  This is a very quick and easy card.

Sentiment Layer

I wanted the sentient to stand out a little, but did not want more layers.  After looking through punches, I landed on the Tailored Tag Punch.  (If you saw yesterday’s post, I used this punch to make the banner on my tag layer.  It is a very versatile punch)  After punching out the sentiment, I wanted to give it some depth.  A little trick I found several years ago was to edge a punched image with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  In this instance I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  A Bonus is that it is the only marker that can be purchased individually.

All it takes to give the black edge is a steady hand.  I hold the paper at a little bit of an angle, and using the brush tip of the marker, run the marker around the paper.  Just don’t have the tip too far onto the front of the paper or you have way too much edge.  I suggest practicing on a scrap piece of paper.  But I think you will like the results.

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