Friday, July 1, 2022

A Cheery Card

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. For this month's challenge, the theme is Woof/Meow +/or Love, Sweet Love. Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up. The image I used on this card is linked below.

I printed the image on white cardstock. I colored the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils. I colored the cat image with Bibi, my sister's black cat, in mind. To guide me with the coloring of a black cat, I watched this video by Andrea Kirk.

I added details to the head gear of the cat using Stickles. I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it.

For the card base, I trimmed a heavy weight yellow cardstock to 8 1/2" x 11". I scored this on the long side at 5 1/2" to create a top folding landscape card. I stamped the front with a Hero Arts Tiny Flags Woodblock stamp using a yellow dye ink. This stamp is not wide enough to cover the whole card so I used a patterned paper to cover the unstamped area. I also did not make a good impression of the stamp image. I should have used a stamp positioner but since I did not, I'll just let it be, and make it look like it is a part of the design. 

I embossed the patterned paper to create triangular impressions on it just like the design of the stamp.

For the sentiment, I die cut the letters on patterned paper using My Favorite Things Spell Anything Alphabet Die-namics. I love the playful font of this alphabet die set. I also die cut this on a white cardstock to adhere it to the back of the patterned paper alphabet die cuts for some dimension. I adhered the letters to the card panel.

For the sub-sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment from MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes on a pink patterned paper. I embossed this using white embossing powder. I die cut this into a strip using Avery Elle Elle-ments Simple Sentiments die. I die cut two more pieces of this strip on white cardstock. I adhered this to the back of the patterned paper sentiment strip, then adhered it to the card panel. 

I adhered the cat to the panel using foam adhesive.

I rounded the bottom corners with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. 

I added floral sequins to the panel.

I added shimmer to the letter die cuts using Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us at Incy Wincy for this month's challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. This is really love the kitty!! great card fun design
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART July 2022 Linky challenge.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. Nice make.. great colours

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  3. Fabulous card ..great colours and texture.
    Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up Challenge .
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  4. Fab card love all the bright colours. Thanks for sharing at All Dressed Up this month

  5. I love how you incorporated the ADU image into this Happy Card!!! It's great! Thanks for playing with us at All Dressed Up Stamps and we hope you'll come back soon!
    Carolyn, DT

  6. Such a bright and cheery card! Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! Pam~DT