Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crafty Individuals Cat!


I had such fun creating this card! This week's Arty Girlz challenge is to use butterflies; Crazy Amigo wants to see faces (hope my kitty qualifies...she has a face!); the Timeless Tuesday ladies over at Flourishes want us to use vellum, and over at Cute Card Thursday, the theme is animals. I've used two newly released Crafty Individuals stamps for this card, along with a Penny Black sentiment stamp. You just HAVE to toddle over to Crafty Individuals to see their new stamps! I used this precious kitten, stamped her on vellum, and coloured the reverse with Prismacolour Premier Art Markers. I adhered the image onto an Arches watercolour paper background altered with three colours of Ecoline Watercolour Inks (available in North America at Quietfire Design) , then mounted that on a piece of green Bazzill cardstock. I also used a new HUGE butterflies plate that I absolutely ADORE! This plate would be a wonderful background, but it's great to stamp and emboss these beauties, just to have to cut apart for crafty elements on your cards. I love all the beautiful designs the CI artists managed to incorporate into these butterflies. YUM! This card is destined for today's mail, on its way to a precious grandson.

13 comments:

Donna said...

I HAVE to know where you got that hand to hold the card!! I love it.

Is that a standard size card made with a half sheet of cardstock?

I love your blog.

Willy said...

Yes, now I can see the picture. Lovely card with that funny cat face!

Donna said...

I have to know where you got that hand? I love it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Deborah, this is stunning!!! Love the coloring and background look. Great butterfly detailing!!!! Thanks so much for playing the Flourishe Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so fantastic acrd.
Colorful and gorgeous. Love them.

Glitter Monkey said...

Another CI fan! Beautiful stamp - I haven't inked mine up yet. What an amazing way to display your artwork too! Thanks so much for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn ♥

Julie Allain said...

Deborah your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! The background is gorgeous (I love the hand too tee hee)

Thanks for joining in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge

Julie xx

Deb said...

I can see it now! It is beautiful, the cat is gorgeous!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

Silke said...

Deborah - this card is awesome!!! The cat image is darling and I really like how you stamped it onto vellum!!! The butterfly is the perfect addition to your beautiful card!!!

Thank you so much for playing along this week!!! ~S~

Angelina said...

Beautiful!

Crissi said...

stunning card Deborah very beautiful, and yep i also love the hand.


Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Merry said...

This is a stunning card Deborah. Really like the idea of embossing that butterfly from the selection of butterflies you had on the plate.

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! Gorgeous background. Love the kitty! :-)