kitty on the line...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Some times life gets hard, and you just need a kitty hanging on a clothes line to remind you to hang on... LOL!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: Club LLLC Laundry Cats; LLLC Batty for You
Ink: Altenew Permanent Black
Coloring: Copic
Cat- W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, R00, E04
Brown- E55, E57, E59
White- W00, W1, W3
Sky- B12
Pink- RV91. RV93, RV95
Other: rhinestones

Isn't this kitty adorable?!? He is literally hanging suspended in the frame! 

Currently, he and his other laundry kitty friends are exclusively part of the February  Club La-La Land, and will be exclusive for at least 6 months.  The deadline for this kit is already passed, but if you join the club now, you can special request this guy in a month... Just sayin'.

I'm also LOVING this clothes pin die that is part of the same kit! It is an adorable way to "clip on" embellishments or sentiments!

Speaking of sentiments, this one comes from a slightly older LLLC set called Batty for You

Let's take a look at how to make this card..

To create my cloud background, I pulled out my Copic Airbrush and a torn paper towel. Essentially, you airbrush along the edge of the torn paper towel to create a fluffy cloud shape... It's my favorite way to create clouds! 

Now we need to create our frame. I used the Nested Frames Large die to create a fun shaped window.

Next I stamped, colored, and cut out my little kitty. 

As you can see, the stamped clothes line doesn't reach between across the entire space.. I could have just drawn in an extended clothes line before cutting it out, but I decided to suspend him instead.

To do this, we will need clear fishing line.

Random fact: I have this clear fishing line in my craft room because when we were younger, my sisters and I used to make little sculptures, then tie the fishing line to them and make "animated" movies using the fishing line to move the characters....  And our sculpting medium of choice? Starburst candies. 

Ok.. to attach the fishing line to the back of the kitty, I used little pieces of double sided adhesive. (Leave the backing paper on! You don't want the back of your kitty to stick to the card, or it ruins the floating effect)

Next we need to add some dimension so the kitty can float above the background.. For this, we will use some foam tape around the back of the frame. While you are adding your foam, have your kitty in place with the ends of the fishing line where you want them on the back of the frame. Use the foam tape to adhere the fishing line in place.

Now when you layer the frame over your cloud background, you have a cute little kitty who is literally hanging on the line! 

For here you can embellish as you wish..

So are you more of a kitty or puppy person? Personally I love my puppy, but kitty stamps are adorable!

See you soon!

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