Ok, I got so enamored and caught up with the cute little girl front and back stamp from Art Impressions’ “Boy & Girl Mini Set” that I started to make a birthday card, which turned kind of into a Christmas card! LOL
The sentiment from the stamp set “never grow up.” was perfect for the birthday card I was making for my friend Sarah (YT: Sarah Elliott), but then I think I had Christmas on the brain (from all of my recent Christmas projects) so that my mind wandered to the “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem. I started thinking about how children are so innocent and believe in magic and how the poem has the fabulous visually intriguing line, “…visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.” So for the inside of the card I stamped out the top part of the little kitty with the cupcake on her head from the Penny Black Tiny Treats Stamp Set and I wrote in (trying to match the font of the Art Impressions sentiment on the front of the card) the sentiment, “Believe!”
For the card front I wanted to add visual interest and texture without detracting from the adorable little girl focal point so I die cut a couple of times (for thickness) the Kelly Purkey “Outlined Chevron” die and stacked and glued them to the front. This created (I hope) a kind of graphic sense of a wall. Then I used a couple of circles from the Diemond Dies Circle Nesting Die Set to create a porthole window and window frame that the little girl could peek through.
I used the following Copic colors for the little girl and the kitty inside:
Skin: E50, 51 and 53 with R20 for blush and a white Gelly Roll Pen for eye highlights
Hair: E53, 55, 97, 57 and 59
Leggings: C0 and 1
Tunic and Shoes: RV52 and 55
Shadow under girl, C1 and 2
I wanted to keep the girl as the main focus and make the kitty a dreamy quality so I colored the kitty image in greys with a hint of a plum grey for the sugar plum cupcake 🙂
Kitty’s turtleneck and cupcake wrapper: C1, 2, 5 and 7
Cupcake hat: BV01 and 13 with some sparkle added with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
The following is a share video:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Art Impressions Be Merry Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Christmas Challenge
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge
Virginia’s View All About Textures Challenge
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
a very sweet card and the window with images on both sides is so cute! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
She is a sweet little image, many thanks for sharing your cute card with us at Penny Black and More challenge.
Thanks so much Brenda! It was fun playing around with these new stamps from Penny Black and Art Impressions. 🙂
Just love the card
Thanks so much! I think these front and back mini set images are so cute!
I adore this card!!! xoxo (The One And Only Grand) on YT. 🙂
Aww thanks so much Pam! You’re so sweet to stop by and leave this comment. Pam! xoxo
This is one of the cutest cards I have ever seen! Love it!!!! So glad you joined us again at Seize the Birthday!
Awww thanks so much Nancy! You are so sweet and your comment made my day! Big hugs, Kristina
wow, love this card. Can see why you fell in love with this little sweetie and the way you did your card is just perfect.
Aww thanks so much Aileen! Yep, she’s a cutie patootie and one to fall in love with. LOL TF stopping by and your super sweet and encouraging comments! Big hugs, Kristina
An adorable image and the perfect layout for it! The sentiment is wonderful too.
Wow!! This is soooo adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Art Impressions Challenge!!
Your card is adorable. Love the little girl peeking through the opening. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
Thanks so much JoAnn! It was fun to make this little card. I love those front and back mini stamps. They’re all so cute! 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Beautiful use of that cover plate die! Love this! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Textures”! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!
Thank you so much! I love the texture that vellum gives. I don’t know why but it always seems so sophisticated! LOL tf stopping by and a wonderful challenge at Virginia’s View. Big hugs, Kristina