Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Art Impressions Front-N-Backs

Recently, I've had great fun playing with an Art Impressions stamp set, "Little Behind"It features an adorable fat cat with an endearing grin.  The front end of the cat is affixed to the front of the card base, while the back end of the cat is mounted inside the card.  To make things just a little more interesting, the set includes a wobble spring to make the kitty's rear end jiggle when the card is opened.  Such fun!  The cat's front and back were stamped with Jet Black Archival ink on Stampin' Up Smoky Slate cardstock and then added colour using my Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils.  I chose to make it look as though the cat was hanging through an open window by using another Art Impressions stamp which shows a rustic, shuttered window.  I cut an opening through the front of the cardstock and the windows so that you can see through to the inside of the card.  I also chose to add a bit more texture and dimension by adding a window box of flowers under the window sill using the Memory Box small window box die.  I stamped the greeting "hello" using a Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders stamp.  As finishing touch, I added some white faux stitching around the edge of the card with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. 

I just love the greeting that is included in the "Little Behind" stamp set.  It is perfect for a belated birthday card.  Those who know me best know that I tend to run on what my son and husband call, Carol time, so "Always a little behind" is a very appropriate greeting from me.  I used another handwritten border stamp for the happy birthday sentiment and added the word "belated" from an Impression Obsession "Life Stuff Sentiments" stamp set.

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Until next time,



  1. Fun card. Love the way you have used the stamp. Helen

  2. Hahahaaa!! This card is hysterical!! :) Love it!

  3. This is such a sweet card! I am always late... I need that belated stamp. :)


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