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You Warm My Heart | CraftyPaws

This card is for a crafty friend who absolutely loves kitties and leaves sweet and encouraging comments on my YouTube videos, blog posts and Instagram feed. In fact, I am sending this as a combo Christmas/Valentines card (yes, that’s how late I am) since it will be going to her abroad.

I Copic colored up this cutie and her kitty from the Santoro Gorjuss Girl “Purrrrrfect Love” stamp set with the following colors:
Heart: V04, V06 and RV66
Skin: E50, E51, E21 and R20
Hair: B01, C4, C6, C8
Boots and wrist warmers: C00, C2, C4, C6 and C8
Green parts of dress and hat: YG01, YG25, G14
Blue parts of tights and dress: B21, B32, B41, B24
Stars on tights and kitty: Y17, YR15, YR24 and R20
I also added white highlights and detail dotting on the dress, boots, hat, bow tie, and heart with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

You’ll notice that I switched out the kitty’s head for a rounder, more chubby kitty from the Pretty Pink Posh “Holiday Pals” stamp set to make it look more like my one of my friend’s cat. I also added a bow tie from that set since my friend dresses her cats (lol), and I colored it to match the little girl’s dress. I fussy cut out the whole image, including using an X-Acto blade to get in the nooks and crannies by the cat’s tail and the girl’s hair, and I inked all the edges of the cut image with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker for a finished look.

I layered her on top of a plain white card stock card front that I dry embossed with hearts using the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Dotted embossing folder. I chose a sentiment from the Avery Elle Polar Pals stamp set that I thought combined the wintery feel of Christmas with the heart reference for Valentines. I used black card stock, VersaMark Ink and Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder for a crisp and clear sentiment strip on which the little girl and her kitten could stand.

For finishing touches I painstakingly selected 7 tiny star confetti from the Unicorn Sparkle Blends by Doodles Paper Playground. I arranged them in 3 clusters and think they add a nice little accents. I also spotted a super cute heart in the Unicorn Sparkle Blends so I added that on the Gorjuss Girl’s hat.

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
CASology Late Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Layer It Up Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Cute Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge #369






MFT Color Challenge #86




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