Cat with leaves three ways

The challenge at EnjoyMichaelStrongstamps this month is to make a fall-themed card with red, orange, and yellow.  I didn't really feel like making a card, but I thought it would be nice to make a cat sitting in a pile of fall leaves as an ATC.  I ended up making three of them.
For this one I stamped the cat on yellow cardstock and distressed it lightly with orange ink.  The leaves were punched out of a postcard.  The overall effect was not nearly as colorful as I would have liked.

When I stamped the second cat, I accidentally did not get the cat's back onto the paper.  A little creative cutting, and you can't even tell it was accidental.  I added a little red ink to the distressing. The leaves are a paper confetti that I had in my stash for years now - I use some every fall, but I never run out.

While I was working on the second one, I noticed that I had in my stash some rhinestone fall leaves that I must have purchased at least a year ago but never used.  I tried stamping the cat on red cardstock this time.  I do not have yellow embossing powder; I colored the white embossing with a yellow copic marker.  I then used a dark red copic marker to add contrast between the cat and the background.

So, It's the same concept and the same cat, but three very different cards.  I will be swapping these on ATC_World.

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Juliet Arrighi

10 comments:

Myrna said...

Juliet
Great cats !!!!!
I love number 3 and isn't this funny; I have those same leaves so now I will dig them out and use them. Thanks for the inspiration.
Myrna

Scrappy Chick said...

Love that cat image! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
Tracy DT

Heidi said...

I saw these together in the album and thought they were just one card -- it was quite a good look! Neat idea with the cats!

Teresa said...

Juliet very nice cards...I love how you were able to do all 3 different. Thanks for sharing with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

Teresa R.
DT~Cuttin' and Stampin'

Miss Amber said...

This is so cute :)
Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Marcy said...

Great ATC card and love the cat image! Thansk so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Laura Love said...

What a cute ATC idea! I love how you used the same image but each one is so different! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Dips said...

What absolutely gorgeous ATCs, great use of punches. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

alethea said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Michele Duffy said...

Awesome ATC's! Great job getting 3 different looks with your cat image! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!