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Apr 1, 2019

Curious Cats and Hero Arts April Kit Release Info

Hello and welcome!
Today I am sharing a card I made with a new stamp set I purchased last month from the Hero Arts March release. I just couldn't resist these two cute kitties! Also, the new Hero Arts April kit is releasing today, and you can find more info about that by scrolling down.

This stamp set is called Curious Cat. I started out by first stamping the fish bowl using Broken China Distress ink on Watercolor Paper. I stamped the fish bowl again on a post it note and fussy cut it to use as a mask. With the mask in place I then stamped the orange kitten using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then removed the mask. The gray kitten was stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper using Black Soot Distress Ink, stamped off once for more of a gray shade instead of black. I watercolored everything using Zig Clean Color markers. The sentiment which is part of the same cute stamp set was heat embossed using Versamark ink and White Embossing Powder. The gray kitty was fussy cut after it dried and I adhered her to the card with pop up tape. I decided the background needed a little something, so I used one of the designs from Penny Black's Oscillations Stencil  to mimic some wallpaper. The card base is Hero Arts Dove White 100lb card stock, also a recent purchase. 

When we had fish, our cat Thomas (who is represented by the orange kitty on this card :-) used to love drinking the water from the fish bowl. I really wish we still had fish now, but we decided not to get any more, because the same culprit that drank the fish water, would alway hammer against the fish tank with his paws, scaring the fish to death. So we decided not to get any new fish.

All Ranger products on sale today at

I am entering my card with these challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches - I turned the sketch sideways
Make My Monday - Something Humorous // As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Color Medium (Love my Zig Markers because they are so quick and easy to use) // Alphabet Challenge - A is for Animals // Sweet Stampin - Funny // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentimeny except Happy Birthday // 
Anyhting Goes:

And now for some info about the April My Monthly Hero Kit:

If you love creating scenes with dies and die cuts then this kit is for you! It's a really fun kit for travel themed cards. Although working with dies is not normally my first choice of products to use, (I personally prefer using stamps and coloring) I can see these working beautifully along with stamps from my stamp collection to create fun travel themed cards with. 

This is what the kit looks like.

This month's kit includes:
  • 4" x 6" Clear Stamp Set
  • 7 Scenery Fancy Dies
  • 14 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (Sand, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cherry, Plum, Adriatic, Arctic)
  • 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Vellum Paper
  • 2 Rolls of 1/2" Foam Tape, 2.2 yd. each, in 2 thicknesses
  • Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (Black)

Also, check out these wonderful European inspired Add-ons!

By the way, these Add- Ons are also available as a Complete Set for those of you wanting and them all! And remember, if you are in the United States, then your order of $50 or more ships for free.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love this new kit, just perfect for a lot of us :)Your card looks very delicate and lovely (not for the fish LOL)

Karren said...

What a gorgeous scene you've created on your card! Super-cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Ellie what a sweet card - love your colouring of the cats and that fish is stunning!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is adorable! LOVING those cats!

Ellibelle said...

It does look like a lovely kit! And yes, the poor fish!!
Thanks for stopping by, Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Karren, loved working with this sketch again!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Maxine!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie!

meg said...

poor fish being stared at by the 2 cats, great card, thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Furrbster said...

Fun card - very curious kitties indeed,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Sherri said...

What a darling card! As a cat lover, I can identify with this beautiful image. Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Billie A said...

Oh I hope the kittens don't get the fish. What a cute card and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz.
Billie A
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Debbie Mageed said...

So cute! I choose to believe that the fish and kitties are friends! ;) Great card, as always!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

Sammy said...

This is SO cute! Really nicely done. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

crafty said...

Love the cats, such a cute design. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

Basslady said...

your card is so sweet!

thanks so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Amy Johnson said...

Too cute! We had a fish once too and I always had to keep a cover on top to keep Jackson from getting into it.

Misty Elam said...

This is so cute!! I love the curious cats and the little scene you created. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Brenda said...

Ellie, this card is so cute, such a sweet little scene! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at As You Like It Challenge!

The Red Mullet Band said...

Great colouring!!! Lovely card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator and Owner

Squirrel x said...

This is great, thanks so much for sharing your colouring skills with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

Sue - said...

A great fun card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

Sue - said...

Forgot which challenge I was commenting onūü§≠ I should have said thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Joy Wilson said...

Super cute card! Looks my cat, trying to get into trouble! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
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