Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 Cat Lovers Hop with Fireplace Card with Eloise

Today we're thrilled to be a sponsor for the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop so with that theme in mind, Eloise has created one of the cutest cat themed Christmas cards:

Hi everyone, Eloise here and today I have a shaped card to share with you all using the brand new Fireplace Dies which is so super fun and I'll also be using the Santa's Helpers and Christmas Icons stamp sets to create my scene.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Cat Lovers Hop Fireplace Dies and Santa's Helpers Fireplace Card by Eloise Blue

To begin my card, I first stamped out four stockings from the Christmas Icons stamp set and the cat in stocking and cat tree image from the Santa's Helpers stamp set and coloured them all in using Copic Markers. I then used both coordinating die sets to cut out all my images.

Next up, it was time to create my card base. I used the Fireplace Dies and first cut out the main panel out of some kraft cardstock. Next up I cut out a ton of brick images from the same kraft cardstock. I then used Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen Distress Inks to colour my main fireplace panel and used Fired Brick Distress Ink to ink blend over all the bricks. I then used some liquid glue to adhere them all down into place. Once all my bricks were adhered down, I used some watercolour cardstock and ink blended some Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries and Black Soot Distress Inks into each corner, then cut the flames and fire stand from each of the colours. I then took some gold foil cardstock and cut the fireplace arch from it also. I then wanted the inside of the fire place to look black and charred. So I used the negative piece from the arch die, adhered it over the top of my panel and ink blended Black Soot Distress Ink on the inside over the bricks to make it look charred.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Cat Lovers Hop Fireplace Dies and Santa's Helpers Fireplace Card by Eloise Blue

Now all my pieces were ready to be adhered together. I first adhered my gold arch around the outside of black arched piece and then adhered the fire stand and flames on top. I used foam tape behind the rest of my images and for all the stockings, I pierced a hole through each of the hanger pieces and threaded some hemp cord through, to make it seem like all the stockings were hanging over the fire. Before tying a bow to hold them all in place, I added two jingle bells onto the string, then tied it into a bow. Lastly, I adhered the tree cat next to the fire. 

To finish up, I white heat embossed the 'Meowy Christmas' sentiment from Santa's Helpers onto a strip of black cardstock, and adhered it with more foam tape onto the bottom of my panel. To make this panel into a card, I cut down a card base to 4 3/4" x 4" and adhered it onto the back of my fireplace. You could cut an additional fireplace base, score the top and adhere it onto the back - but I decided to do it this way this time around. 

In honor of the hop Sunny Studio is donating a $25 gift code to our online store so make sure to check out the Peaceful Garden blog for details on how you can win. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you next time! 

Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Christmas Icons Dies
Christmas Icons Dies
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Christmas Icons Stamps
Christmas Icons Stamps
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Santa's Helpers Dies
Santa's Helpers Dies
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Santa's Helpers Stamps
Santa's Helpers Stamps
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Fireplace Shaped Dies
Fireplace Shaped Dies
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18 comments:

  1. Darling card! Love the cozy fireplace and of course, that cute kitty!
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom
    Denise in CA

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  2. I never knew there was a Cat Lover's Blog Hop, but I love the idea since I love them. And I also love this darling card from Eloise!!! The fireplace is amazing, and the whole design is delightful in every way!!

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  3. Darling card and
    the cats are so
    happy!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Cute fireplace scene. Love the cat with light and the cat in a stocking.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com
    Sue in Ohio

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  5. Awww such a sweet and cozy kitty Christmas! Really love the depth your inner fireplace has and all of your coloring is beautiful! Love the new Fireplace dies!
    Hugs,
    JO

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  6. What an adorable and fun card. I'd love a kitty in my stocking for Christmas. lol
    Mendi, thank you for sponsoring Janis' Cat Lovers Hop. :-)

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  7. Super cute kitty card! My cat loving friends would just love it!

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  8. This is one PRETTY Christmas kitty card!!!! Total design is fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the Cat Lover's Hop.

    Beverly S. (theladystamper2000atyahoodotcom) USA

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  9. This is such an adorable card !! And thanks for being a sponsor for the 2017 Cat Lovers blog hop at Her Peaceful Garden.

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  10. Wow, what a cute card and I love the sooty bricks in the back!! Thanks for being a sponsor for the Cat Lovers Hop

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  11. I really like that fab fireplace!! Of course cats gussy up any project! >^.^<
    thank you for sponsoring this terrific hop!

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  12. Love your fireplace shaped card! Way gorgeous! Thank You for sponsoring the Cat Lover Hop!

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  13. Your card is wonderful. Today is the first time I heard of a cat lovers blog hop. I love cats, have o.

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  14. OMGoodness, this is soooooo cute! The cats are adorable but those fireplace dies are awesome! THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!

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