Monday, 16 March 2015

Just for You


Morning.  Hope you had a relaxing weekend.
Meet today's card.  I wanted it to be fun and uplifting and that was easy to do with this cute new image from the Furry Affection set by Penny Black

I began by stamping the cat onto my white cardstock using black Memento ink.  I then coloured him with Copics and used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  Before removing the piece from the die, I took some Peacock Feathers Distress ink and sponged around the edges.  I love the look of the border you get by leaving the piece in the die and adding ink.
For the white card front I stamped the sentiment then did some random embossing.  I did that by placing my paper into an embossing folder and hitting it with a rubber mallet.
I didn't have any  blue cardstock to match the die-cut piece so I rubbed more Peacock Distress ink onto my white card so you would see a blue border all the way around.  The finishing touch was some sparkle on the hearts using a Stella Wink pen.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- CUTE, CUTE, CUTE

AAA Cards Game- CAS BARE NAKED

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES

Virginia's View- EMBOSSING
(I like to do random embossing using my EB folder
and a rubber mallet)


Thanks for coming by and have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento ink/ Copic markers/ Spellbinders die/ eb folder/ rubber mallet/ Stella Wink pen

20 comments:

  1. Hahahaha that makes good mood, love the card!
    Hugs Anja
    DesignTeam

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  2. Fabulous card, Karen! I love the layout and the inking around the die technique. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  3. Karen, that is so adorable. I love how you colored it and the cool simple but so effective look you achieved.

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  4. Oh, Karen, this is so cute! I love this little kitty and that he's coloring a heart (like your little ones...how sweet!). And what a great idea to use this die with the sponging and that great "whack-em" background! Amazing, as always, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  5. Not only is your kitty cat adorable but he is even cuter on that pretty label shape. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards.

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  6. So sweet, I really like you thinking of me, your card is fantastic!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. Love those Penny Black kitties and great tip for getting a border using a die. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  8. What an adorable image! Love this kitty. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the blue sponging around him. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  9. Fun, colourful and gorgeous Karen
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

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  10. Awww... what a sweet card. I really like the sponge the paper while still in the die look, that white border really pops. You used such a fabulous blue too. I know it was more work, but sponging it around your card base ensures the blues match exactly.

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  11. Karen, love the glow you gave the cat with your sponge technique. Adorable card!

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  12. Such a happy card... If I recieved this is the mail... I would be smiling all day. :)

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  13. Gee whiz that's got FUN written ALL over it! Thanks for playing AAA CAS Cards Challenge with us, so cool to have you in the game. Cheers, Victoria

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  14. Love the kitty cat! Thanks for joining us at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)

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  15. The embossed background is amazing - I love the rubber mallet technique that you described - so creative. I will definitely be trying it so thanks so much for sharing!!! The rest of the card is equally amazing - such a cute cat! Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Cards! Jill

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