Curious Cat

Anne here with my first post for Cheapo Dies.  I'm very excited to be a part of this new team and new company.  I'll have something new for you every Friday and hopefully it will inspire you to create something with these fantastic dies as well.  These dies are nice and substantial feeling, not flimsy like some of the name brand dies I have in my stash.

For today's card, I chose the Curious Cat die and die cut it out of watercolor paper.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for coloring the die cut.  This was quick and simple to do and I added his whiskers with a Copic marker.

I adhered the Curious Cat to a circle die cut making sure not to add adhesive on the cat itself.  After the water dried from the cat, it had some natural dimension and I wanted to keep that look.  You can see the natural shadows it created when the photo was taken. 

The die cut was layered onto a basic circle shape (any of these circle dies from Cheapo would work well) and another basic shaped die cut was used for the mat.  This blue mat was dry embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder (Damask).  Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue) was applied on the top of the raised areas and really brought them to life.  It reminds me a little bit like rippling water.

This is a great die as you can create something quick and simple, like I have here, or more elaborate.  I can envision lots of glitter on the fish and water and flocking on the kitty.  Maybe a project for another time 😀.  For more details, please visit my blog, Anne-Made.

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  1. Fabulous card Anne, I love all the details you put into it!! This is one of my favorite dies!!

  2. I love this card! Such a fun die and I love the way you colored it!!

  3. Oh, my! What a fun and darling die image. I love the way you colored it too and placed the negatives back in to make the water.

  4. I am a huge cat lady and I love this!! I really love the water coloring. So clever!

  5. Love your watercoloring! So beautiful!

  6. Cat wants to catch fish. lol nice design and coloring. Its can be very good as a kids toy for their fun and enjoy. Nice job done. toys in Pakistan



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