Thursday, February 13, 2020

Snarky Cat Valentine Cards

There sure is a whole lot of dust on this blog. I have been busier than ever since Creativation in January...just swamped. I had to make time to get my Valentines finished though, or I would have been  in deep you know what with a lot of people, especially the Hubs who is a Valentine baby. Tim Holtz's Snarky Cats from Stamper's Anonymous, made a slew of these so easy to make, and SO SUPER FUN, especially with his Snarky Big Talk Stickers ! I am in love with these fat little critters, and each has a unique personality that just makes me chuckle! So here they are (pics are a little fuzzy, sorry), and in a very short post as per my usual. Enjoy!
Using the Stamp Platform, I stamped the cats in Jet Black Archival from Ranger, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment in Picket Fence Distress Ink and heat embossed with white powder.
I used Wendy's Stay-tion to hold Tim's Heartstruck Layering Stencil in place while I inked over it using Aged Mahogany (My absolute favorite color!) Distress Ink. I trimmed these into two pieces and used them for a border on the cards.
I free hand cut hearts, and used a craft knife to cut slits around the paws of the cats and slipped the hearts in with a little Distress Collage Medium.
I added the stenciled paper and a strip of black cardstock to the cards and stitched around the other end. I colored in portions of the cats with Pitt Pens and a white gel pen, and then added the Snarky Big Talk Stickers, the sentiment, and another sentiment I made on the computer. Then I attached the card fronts to a layered card base. These were so so simple and easy to make.
(Craft Sheet, Embossing Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Stay-tion, Scissors, Craft Knife, Self Healing Mat)
-Ranger Surfaces- Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock
-Burgundy Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Snarky Cat, Crazy Talk
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear, White
-Sakura Gelly Roll: White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Heartstruck
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Two-Sided Tape
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Big Talk Snarky
-Computer Generated Sentiment
-Faber-Castell Pitt Pens

Thanks for stopping by everyone, and I truly hope you have a loved filled day Friday! Until next time...
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Your cards a adorable. Happy Valentine's Day to you (& happy birthday to your DH).

  2. These are awesome Anita! So much fun, I don’t have much of the snarky things and seeing your post makes me wonder why! Such lucky recipients xx

  3. This cat Valentine cards are the cutest, Anita.
    Hope your Valentine's day is wonderful.

  4. Anita, these are so darn cute and snarky!! Love them! Maura

  5. These are really great! So hard to find time to do it all!

  6. These are so smile inducingly fabulous! Love every last thing about them - the colour palette you used very much included.

    Many wishes for a joy filled Valentine's week,
    ♥ Autumn

  7. That is one heck of a lot of love you have created there! I am in love with those chubby cats and the sentiments suit each and every one of them. Beautiful cards Anita! Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. Saw Tim's tweet about these. They are as awesome as he said! Love those snarky big talk stickers. MUST ... HAVE... THOSE!!! Gorgeous background and you just brought those Snarky Cats to life with their cute Valentine hearts. Seriously fun my friend. And that's why you are called the Artful Maven. Hugs! Mary Elizabeth

  9. Cards are great.
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and Hubs a good birthday.

    All the best Jan

  10. Brilliant catty snarkiness! What fabulous cards... I've just been laughing out loud at the words combined with the expressions on the cats' faces - so cool how you highlighted the eyes to add to the crazy!
    Alison x


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