Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sketch Inspired Summer Card

Hello! I created this card for two reasons. For my 3rd son's 13th birthday, which was yesterday, and to join in the latest Inky Paws Challenge. I am using stamps from Newton's Summer Treats stamp set. I stamped the cat on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the cat using Copic markers. Of course, the cat is colored with one of my sister's cats as a model. This time, it is Pepe's turn. I fussy cut the image. I applied shimmer to the popsicle using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter brush pen. I applied Ranger Glossy Accents to the popsicle and allowed this to dry. Afterwards, I applied Ranger Black Enamel Accents to the shades of the cat then set this aside to dry.

I rotated the sketch clockwise to create a vertical card. For the main panel, I trimmed a Simple Stories patterned paper to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I die cut a window on a red cardstock using My Favorite Things LJD Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics. I adhered a pastel blue vellum to the back of the window. Using another Simple Stories patterned paper, I die cut the edge using a scallop edger die from Mame Elephant Borderlines Trio Creative Cuts.

I die cut a banner using ME Framed Tags Uniong Square Creative Cuts on a mustard colored cardstock, coordinating with one of the colors on the dots of the scalloped edged patterned paper. I embossed a sentiment to the tag using Versafine Onyx Black ink and Hero Arts clear embossing powder.

I die cut a semi-circle using the Cricut Explore machine on the same colored cardstock. I die cut a heart window using Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Outline die. As the die is named, the die cuts heart outlines and shapes. I die cut the outline using the same patterned paper I used for the scalloped edge. I applied shimmer to this outline heart using Spectrum Noir. For the inner heart, I die cut a brown shimmer cardstock, and adhered this on top of the patterned paper heart die cut for some dimension. I applied a piece of transparent tape to the back of the semi-circle and paper pieced the outline and heart die cuts.

Putting the card together, I adhered some hexagon sequins to the area that will show through the rectangle window. I did not glue all the sequins to allow it to move behind the vellum, sort of a flat shaker card. I adhered the scalloped patterned paper next. I tucked in the banner underneath the scalloped patterned paper. I also tucked in the semi-circled die cut underneath the red window cardstock.

I die cut the B side of the scalloped patterned paper using the straight slider die from Lawn Fawn Slide On Over Lawn Cuts dies. This die's primary purpose is to die cut a window on your panel to create a slider interactive element to your card. But it does not mean you cannot use the positive die cut. That is what I am doing here. I die cut this twice and adhered it on top of the other. I adhered it to the bottom part of the window, to create a ground for the cat. I adhered the cat with foam adhesive.

To finish the card, I adhered this panel to a side folding A2 Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What great colors! Great use of the challenge sketch. Thanks for linking to the Inky Paws Challenge.

  2. What a fun summer card! Your kitty looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this cutie with us at Inky Paws!

  3. so many fun details! thanks for joining us for this inky paws challenge!