From Wikipedia:

“Frenemy” (sometimes spelled “frienemy”) is a portmanteau of “friend” and “enemy” which can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner who is simultaneously a competitor.

It’s probably not fair to use that title for my post today.  There’s no way that these two guys are enemies on any level but I’m running low on clever titles and it beats “card with a bird and a cat on it”.

Still love, love, loving the Whipper Snapper stamps.  There’s just so much “white space” on the images making them fun to colour.  That’s important to me as I actually never did like colouring at any point in my life but I’m finding it somewhat therapeutic these days and I’m having fun trying to figure out how to do it properly though I’ll probably never learn. (I’m not one for taking time to learn to do something the traditional or proper way…I just fake it and that’s good enough for me!).

Here are our friends the cat and the bird:

I used a few retired SU supplies on this card as well as a fun patterned paper I’d forgotten about from MAMBI (Me And My Big Ideas) – the retired items are blue bayou stitched ribbon and marigold morning cardstock.  These were purchased my first season of “in colours” and I bought too much.  Lesson learned though and now I only buy the assortment and will buy a pack of one or two of the colours after that if I really, really like them (kiwi kiss and pink pirouette are this year’s winners – last year I only bought 2 packs of the assorted and now I miss the wild wasabi cardstock big time)

Leaving the tail hanging over the edge of the image was a last-minute decision but I think it turned out fairly cute.  Stamping the sentiment sideways was a bit of a twist too.  I need to do that more often. (I tend to get in a rut)  I also inked the edges of the watercolour paper with black ink – something I used to do all the time and stopped doing but I think I will take it up again as it nicely defines the layers of the image and the mat.

I’ve got another cute Whipper Snapper project to show you tomorrow (it’s not a card but you could easily make one to match!).  It’s a little gift for a friend who is on a diet.  I’m hoping it gives her a little boost to stick with it.  I could use a little inspiration in that department myself as I have really given up on it since my surgery last year.   Check back tomorrow for this easy and super cute project!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!