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A Happy Heart Tag: Cat Lovers Hop

Greetings! Today I am participating in Janis Woolbright's Cat Lover's Blog Hop. If you are looking for my 31 Days of Halloween post, please click HERE. I am definitely a cat lover, as I have 2 black cats of my own. But my project for this hop has a very brightly colored cat from Laurel Burch on it. You can get the Laurel Burch stamps through Stampendous. The full instructions on how to make this tag are below.

LBV008: A Happy Heart
SSCL104: Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Sizzix: Framelets #658784
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025, 027, 033, 036, 041, 042, 051, 050
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Paper
Scrapbook Adhesives: Tape Roller
Creative Impressions: Purple Chiffon Ribbon
Anti-Static Powder Tool

1. Stamp A Happy Heart on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the image in using the markers listed and cut the image out.

3. Die cut the 1 5/8" x 3 1/4" tag out of Bristol paper.

4. Apply Distress Oxides to a craft mat or an acrylic block randomly and spritz with water.

5. Press the tag into the wet ink and push the colors around a bit. Heat set to speed up the drying process if you wish.

6. Dip the tag into the colors again. Heat set again, and repeat until you are satisfied with the results.

7. Apply Anti-Static Powder Tool to the tag to ensure embossing powder won't stick anywhere but where you want it.

8. Stamp sentiment with VersaFine Ink.

9. Apply Detail Black Embossing Powder to the sentiment and heat set.

10. Adhere the Happy Heart image to the tag.

11. Tie a piece of ribbon to the tag.

If you would like to see more from this hop, please visit the Stampendous Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


This is the cutest tag ever! I love that fun blend of colors and that sweet design!
ionabunny said…
That's gorgeous. Fab background and I love that fun cat. Hugz
Linda Agers said…
Love your tag! Oxide inks are incredible. I think I need anti-static powder tool, didn't know such a thing existed.
Donna Ellis said…
Whoa! Fabulously vibrant in those amazing jewel tones, with your oh-so-happy kitty not only nestled so contentedly in those colors, but to be immersed in them as well! Wonderful tag, Alison, and such a great design for a fun tag. hugs, de
Tink said…
Such a cute tag! Love the cat!!
Denise Bryant said…
Pretty tag! The Laurel Burch cat designs are some of my favorites!
Viki Banaszak said…
What a great tag! so colorful!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the tag.
The backgrounds colors are
great and the cat is cute.
thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous stamp and tag! Love your background! thealteredpaper@gmail USA
Christi Conley said…
Stunning tag! Your coloring is SO vibrant and happy! Thank you for hopping with the Cat Lovers Blog hop ~ Christi Stampn Diva {at} yahoo {dot} com USA
Stampendous said…
Love your galaxy background. Such a fun technique and so colorful! Thanks so much for sharing with us and the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop!!
Adorable tag. Great background. Thanks for the inspiration
Jean said…
Love love love these cats!
Karenladd said…
Haha, this cat image can't help but make me smile. I love the dramatic and gorgeous color combo and the artsy look of your beautiful tag.
Vic said…
Great color combination, a very pretty tag.
SHartl said…
What an awesome tag. I love how that red heart really stands out against the background and adorable cat. These Laurel Burch stamps are fantastic!!
Sue LD said…
Sweet sentiment and so cute with the cat holding a heart.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA
This is such a sweet tag !!!
Janis said…
Totally PAW-some tag. That background is amazing and just purr-fect for this LB cat!! Wow...just stunning.

Thank you so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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