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Stampin’ Up…whiskers on kittens…and a few of my favorite things.

I wanted to make a colorful card to brighten someone’s day, and I wanted to experiment with an old technique. I found this card that I had created about a decade ago and wanted to try to mimic the bright cheery feeling. I actually had a hard time remembering exactly how I achieved this look!

But, here’s what I did…

I started with some glossy cardstock , a versamark pad, some re-inkers with a cotton ball and a little bit of rubbing alcohol.

I knew I wanted to use kitten images because that would surely also brighten up someone’s day. So first I used the stamps in versamark and stamped onto the glossy cardstock. Then I added color with the cotton ball and re-inkers. The images stamped in Versamark would resist the ink so a faint image of the kitten would become part of the rainbow inked background.

Then I stamped the kitten images onto a piece of Whisper white cardstock, colored them in with colored pencils and a blender pen.

I used layers of Bermuda Bay and Basic Black to put the card together.

Although I love the images and the bright colors, I decided that next time I would like to try another bold/simple image for this technique so that the resist images would be easier to recognize.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


(I used Stampin’Up! Stamps and supplies for these cards. To see our current products you can visit my website at

Mary K Shields ©Stampin’ Up!®

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