Thursday, June 3, 2010

Inky Antics: Happy birdie to you.......

Hello and welcome to my Blog :-)

I have TONS of birthdays coming up over the next few months, so I am trying to get ahead and make a swag of cards.  I made this little cards using Roxie's fabulous Sketch  SC278 from Splitcoaststampers:

This is my 2nd card using this Sketch.  Click on this link to see my first card.  I have a few sketches in a folder which are my "go to" Sketches for when I am lacking any mojo - this Sketch is going in there.  You can use this sketch for lots of layers or minimal layers - that's why I love it.

This cute kitty and birdie is an Inky Antics Cube Stamp, ie: it is a wooden block with four different cat images.  I stamped the image twice and cut out the birdie and just the cat's face from the 2nd image so I could layer it onto the 1st image with 1mm mounts (dimensionals) to give it a bit of a 3-D effect.  The image was coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils.  I used my Zig Platinum pen to draw around the image to give a bit more depth.

This week, I bought some very fine Art Institute glitter - awesome stuff - it is much, much finer than Kindyglitz glitter glue.  I bought their brand of glue too, and I was really impressed with it.  I bought a set called "Shabby Chic" (really soft colours) from Over the Rainbow (Aussie supplier here in Victoria) - and while I was there, I bought some gorgeous gold heart charms (you know how it is.......LOL).  Anyway, I added pink glitter to the cat's nose, cheeks and ears, and blue glitter to the edge of the bird's wing.  I love how soft it looks.   Glitter is always messy of course so I "sparkled" when I picked my DD up from school!!

There are 1mm mounts (dimensionals) between the yellow scalloped square cardstock and the bottom blue square cardstock.

The Designer paper is digital - from a set by Kay Miller: "My pretty kitty" which I ran thru my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots embossing folder.   The blue cardstock base was also run thru my Cuttlebug with the small Hearts embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Love Language die/folder set.

The ribbon was made in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.

I'm tired of my embellies slipping down or falling off - just can't seem to find the right glue.   At the supermarket, I found a bottle of Superglue with a little brush for applying it (so much more practical than a tube and far less messy).  So I super-glued the bow and buttons to the card - they ain't movin'!!   Strong stuff - 1 drop is supposed to hold 1 ton so I HAVE to be on a winner, don't I?!   Really stuck on they are - rock solid!!  Don't know why I didn't think of it before......LOL   

The buttons are from my stash and are over 30 years old - they are old shop stock from a Haberdashery business my family used to run.  The buttons centres are sewn with DMC stranded cotton thread (I used the full 6 strands). 

Thanks again for stopping by.  Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving - they are so much appreciated!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Inky Antics: Kitty Cube 0154

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black 

Designer Paper:  'My Pretty Kitty' page kit - digital designer paper Kay Miller Designs kit ©2007 by Kay Miller of

Accessories:   Gamsol, Prismascolor pencils, paper stumps, Cuttlebug, Love Language embossing folder, Swiss dots embossing folder, Spellbinder Square Nesties & Scallop Square Nesties, buttons, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), gingham ribbon 3/8" - 10mm wide, Bow Easy, DMC stranded cotton, Art Institute "Shabby Chic" PeeWee kit, Art Institute Designer Dries clear adhesive, Zig Brushables Platinum pen, Cardstock: white, blue, yellow oxide  


Robyn said...

How cute is this!!! Love it! You have such a gorgeous stash of stamps and everything else about your card is gorgeous too!

Christine H said...

Love the layout of your card...I am hooked on symmetry! What a great idea running the designer paper through the Cuttlebug...I've only thought of doing it with plain card but this looks so effective.

Jane Matsumoto said...

This is simply adorable!!

Anna K said...

I love the colors in this card!
Nice job.

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