I couldn’t resist another attempt at the cute Penny Black kitty stamp. I don’t have a supplies picture this time but I did use a Paper Source note card ( from Michael’s), We R Memory Keepers washi tape ( from Costco), twine ( from the garden section at Walmart), and the birthday sentiment is from the Avery Elle Cake And Wishes Stamp set. The sentiment was stamped on the circle I punched out for my previous card. I added some glossy accents and some Wink of Stella to the kitty’s party hat. I used Hero arts soft granite and tide pool shadow inks for the sentiment.
I used my Cricut for the “best wishes”. This card was easy to create and it would be easy to replicate.
I am joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge…Spots and Dots.
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I had another bit of inspiration for the Virignia’s View Challenge featuring Die cuts!
I colored in this adorable kitty from the Penny Black Big Wish Stamp Set a few days ago with my Derwent Watercolour pencils and was thinking of a way to make him into a card. I added some Glossy Accents to his party hat to make it appear shiny. I also added a little Wink of Stella to the kitty to make him sparkle. I have found that there seems to always be a reason to use a little Wink of Stella.
I have an 8-year-old daughter and it is always wise to have a few kiddo birthday cards ready to go for birthday party invites.
I forgot to add the Sizzix Circle Framelit dies that I used to cut the circles with my Big Shot in the Materials picture! Opps!
I started by die cutting a circle into a square pre made notecard from Michael’s. I added some SEI patterned paper on the inside and attached my birthday kitty on some foam tape so it would pop up out of the circle. I played on a black and turquoise theme for this one. I love that color combo and the cute kitty and bright turquoise work great to offset the small splashes of black that I have so it keeps it looking like a kid’s card. Although I could see this as a cute woman’s card too actually.
I kept this pretty simple by adding some sequins (found at Hobby Lobby) and a simple sentiment from the Chit Chat Paper Smooches Stamp Set. I used a border stamp from my Stampabilities Mixed Border Stamp Set(another Hobby Lobby find). I embossed the sentiment with American Crafts Zing Black Embossing Powder. I added some Sakura Black Micron 005 Marker to the outline of the sentiment and border because for some reason I didn’t get a crisp enough outline like I wanted. I am wondering if I might need some more Versamark.
I spaced out my sequins to make sure they looked good to my eye and then I one by one glued them down with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
I love this sweet little cat and I can see myself using this stamp over and over again. This card would be easy to reproduce but yet is still so cute!
I am entering this into the Virginia’s View Challenge–Die cuts! I am loving Die cuts right now, so this challenge has been great inspiration.
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I started with this cute little birthday girl from the Penny Black Big Wish stamp set. I bought it so I could practice my coloring techniques. I used watercolor pencil (Derwent Inktense and regular Watercolor) and a little Sakura Micron Pen (for her bows) to color her in. I usually use a Tim Holtz waterbrush, but decided to break out my real watercolor brushes (DaVinci) to try this time.
I added a bit of Elmer’s White Paint Marker for the dots on her hat and dress. I wasn’t terribly fond of the dots, so I added some tiny bling to the flowers and some glossy accents to the balloon and the dots on her hat.
I embossed some little hearts from another set onto the notecard because it was looking a little plain. I used Recollections White tinsel embossing powder. It embossed clear with some glitter. I embossed the sentiment that also comes with the set, with some Recollections Purple Detail embossing powder. I used the Sizzix Framelits Flower Dies to create the background behind the little girl. I used the 2nd to largest for the image, and the largest for the two background papers. I used that same foil paper and striped paper I mentioned in other posts from Recollections as well.
It felt like it was missing some more dimension/texture, so I added a washi tape banner. The washi tape is from We R Memory Keepers (bought from Costco) and I had some embroidery floss lying around that I used as the string for the banner. I used a ready-made note card again, and am pretty happy with how this turned out.
I am thrilled to enter this creation into Virginia’s View Challenge. This week is die cuts!]
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I decided to go shaker style on this card! My brother and his wife are expecting their first child (a girl!), in November and I am super excited to be an aunt. So with them in mind, I created this sweet little so happy for you card. You could easily adapt this to a kid birthday card with a different sentiment.
I used the smaller banner die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Die set some assorted sequins from Hobby Lobby, baker’s twine from Paper Studio, and the heart and small star stamp from the Lawn Fawn Love you s’more stamp setI had a $1 stamp from Michaels, American Crafts Opaque White Embossing Powder, Recollections purple tinsel and raspberry pearl embossing powders as well. I used an old star punch and the We R Memory Keepers 1/2″ Corner Chomper. The patterned paper came from a clearanced out DCWV mat stack from Target. the notecard was a premade one from Michael’s (Love to stock up with their coupons!). Glitter paper is also from Michael’s.
For the shaker element, I used old acetate from a stamp set that I saved just for this purpose. I cut out two banner shapes with the Lawn fawn set and one from the acetate. I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere the acetate to the top banner. In order to get the window on the top banner, I just used my Xacto and ruler and cut out a frame. I then used thin foam adhesive to line the edges of the banner shape. It is important to get along the whole edge, so your shaker filling stays put.
QUICK TIP: Need an easy cutting surface? I bought a large cutting board and use that for all my Xacto cutting projects.
I used photo squares to attach the shaker element to the card. Since the shaker element stands out quite a bit, I will probably include this in a baby gift package that I will send. That way I don’t have to worry about the postal service tearing up my card.
This card is entered in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Shake it!
Beyond Grey: Let’s Get Kiddish!
I have a certain princess who will be turning 8 soon and while I have been making cards for other people for years, I very rarely make a home-made card for my own family. I want it to be just right for them so I often get stuck by trying to make it perfect. This year my girls begged me to make THEM cards for their birthdays, so I figured I needed to get over my creative block and just do it.
I used a card base from Michael’s. It was just one of their 5X7 notecards. I had some heart patterned paper from Michael’s as well. I used the Hero Arts “Magical Castle” Stamp set, and I really like the images in this set. They stamp nice and clear.
I used Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink to stamp and emboss the images before I colored them in. I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils (http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718) to color in the image. I used pink and green scraps to cut out the heart and scalloped edge. I had a small $1 punch from Michael’s and the scalloped edge is from an old decorative scissors that I haven’t used in ages.
My inspiration came from the Hero Arts website: http://shop.heroarts.com/p/magical-castle