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Hello everyone! It's Ashley with my last post for you as a member of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team. I can't believe my term is already up! I loved sharing with you all each week! For my last card, I made something a bit different than my usual style, but I think it turned out pretty cute!

I grabbed an adorable set from Hello Sweetums called Fuzzy Felines to build this playful scene. I started by stamping my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copic markers. I usually make ink blended backgrounds on my cards, but I decided to pull out some patterned paper and push out of my comfort zone a bit. I used Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles on the purple scallop from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops and the light brown from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood. The woodgrain looks like a nice hardwood floor for the kitties to play on! I used the straight stitch in Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to add the stitched detail to the top edge of the floor.

I decided to add a fun, interactive element for a bit more interest on the card so I made a spinning yarn ball for the kitties to play with. I used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole where I wanted the ball to go and enlarged it with scissors until a foam circle fit through the center. I put the yarn ball on the front of the foam circle and a penny on the back to create a spinner! I wrapped one of the kitties up in a bit of embroidery floss the same color as the yarn ball and put the end of the floss through the punched hole as well. Now the yarn ball spins, and it looks like the kitty is playing with the yarn and getting tangled up. So cute and fun! I added an arrow from Lawn Fawn Push Here so the recipient knows the yarn can turn.

I added the panel to a piece of Lawn Fawn Fog cardstock with a double layer of foam strips around the outside to ensure the spinner had plenty of room to work. To finish my card, I stamped my sentiments in VersaMark on strips of Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock and embossed with white. I popped the strips up with foam tape for extra dimension. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card! Have a wonderful day!


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