Monday, September 21, 2015

Make a Wish

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a birthday shaker card featuring an adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs called Just Flying By - Lil' Kitten with Balloon. Actually, I used two of this image, and I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut.


I wanted to make a card from two of my kitties. Since one cat is quite a bit bigger than the other, I asked Gerda if I could make the second cat wider by stretching the image and also flipping it so the cats were facing opposite directions. She said yes! Thank you, Gerda! I ended up using the same balloon for both, which I covered in Clear Wink of Stella and then added Glossy Accents, but you can't really see the effect in the photos.

For the shaker background, I sponged Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and splashed some water droplets for texture.  The shaker window was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, and I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles. For the shaker, I added all kinds of sequins and bits. There are two silver "Happy Birthdays" in there, and I even used some tiny nail-art stars that I received from Monika - thank you, Monika, I knew these would be perfect for a shaker card! To finish off the card, I die-cut a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border in black and added it along the top.


My card is purr-fect for the birthday challenge that Mervi is having over on her blog: Mervi's Candy and Challenge 2015.  Her challenge just started today!  


I would also like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Blog Quick Quotes AG 1E; CRAFT Add Some Bling (sequins) 3/5; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Catz Special Occasion (birthday) 1/3; Crafty Creations It Takes Two 1/2; Crafty Girlz AG 3/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Work UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Left of Center Make Your Own Background/No DP UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Die-cut shaker window and border strip are snippets 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (inky background, pencil colouring, shaker card) UE; Seize the Birthday AG Birthday 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Crazy 5/5; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Outlawz Sunday CAS AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

53 comments:

  1. Cute little kitties and a great shaker card. Love the scalloped border at the top!
    Lynn

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  2. So cute card, love the kitties, beautiful shaker!
    Thank you for your lovely posting and sharing this card at Mervi's Candy & Challenge, you are welcome to join in two more times, good luck;-))m

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  3. Grate shaker cards Kitty, especially like the blues and greens of the first.

    B x

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  4. Those kittens are very cute floating about holding balloons. The shaker part seems to fit in perfectly. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

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  5. What a beautiful card!! The floating kitties are so sweet!! The shaker is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DT Member DL.ART

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  6. Great card, so cute :) Thank you for joining in at Crafty Creations, Claire xXx

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  7. Fabulous shaker card. Great design and those kitties are so adorable xx

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  8. Kitty, your Make A Wish card is adorable...I like the hanging kitties.
    Well done

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  9. gorgeous card and cute kittens!
    hugs
    have a nice day and thank you for visiting my blog

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  10. Out of the 14 cards you've made while I was away on holiday I think I've counted three without any kitties? Seeing all these cards on the bloglovin view at the same time made me realize have many different kitties you've used, stamped, die cuts, big, small,focal point or minor detail, but they're there and I love seeing your creativity with cats, I love cats. And I do love shaker cards.

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  11. So lovely, I of course love those cute little kittys!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. So sweet Kitty, wonderful card.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  13. A fabulous shaker card Kitty, such a brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. Oh very cute shaker card and great idea to stretch the image a little to make them different sized. (good idea to get permission first).

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  15. Love these cute kitties with the tab fur, and the shaker with the colourful sequins! The scallop border finishes purrr...fectly :D your lovely CAS.
    Hugs my friend!

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  16. Another fantastic kitty card! The colors are wonderful and I love the shaker design. Purrfect!!!

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  17. Your kitties look so cute .Love the shaker element behind them. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Eeeek !!! How marvelous and super cute. Fabulous kitties and a super card. LUV this :-D xxxxxxxxxx

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  19. owwww this is so sweet, very lovely, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

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  20. Oh this is just darling! LOVE those little kitties floating along so happily in front of the shaker panel! :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. This one is super sweet! Lovely shaker card!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  22. Love your floating kitties holding that balloon! Love that shaker creation with so much cuteness!
    My network connections were not available from last two days:(
    Lots of Love!

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  23. Oh my gosh Kitty, this is so adorable! Sweet kittens and a fabulous shaker card, those take patience.

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  24. What a fun card! I love kitties so of course I think this is the purrfectest birthday card ever and the fact that it is a shaker card just adds to that!

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  25. Oh how cute!!!! Love that you have two adorable kitties on your shaker!!! This totally makes me smile! love the colors in the shaker!

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  26. So cute and pretty Kitty. I love your shaker cards they are all awesome.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  27. this is so beautiful. thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

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  28. Super cute kittens! It has been a while since I did a shaker card. Thanks for the inspiration to make one again :)
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Best of luck with your entry!
    Tammy - DT

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  29. I really like to see shaker cards! And yours is so adorable! It's been a while for me...must try one again. thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Such a cute kitten shaker card, pretty coloring and fun card, Thanks for playing along.Hugs, Lori m
    littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
    DT Member_ DL.ART

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  31. Gorgeous shaker card Kitty! The cats are so cute and I love the pretty sequins.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  32. Super fun shaker card! Love those adorable kitties and all those fabulous sequins! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  33. The cutest kitty shaker ever!
    Love the colors too... Thanks so much for joining our team at Seize the Birthday!

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  34. This is a cute shaker card!! Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  35. Shaker Shaker Kittys go! It's all about cats! Lovely work Karen - Thank you so much for linking up at DL September Linky Challenge - we hope to see more of your work in the future - best wishes on the win! Gail DT

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  36. lovely shaker card, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  37. Such a cute shaker card! Love the kitties hanging on the balloons!
    Thanks so much for joining the fun over at Seize the Birthday!
    Anni

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  38. This is such a cute shaker card, hun! The little kitties with the balloons are adorable - and beautifully coloured! Also, thanks for joining in at Craft Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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  39. Soooo gosh-darn cute. Love it. Have to make a shaker card now too !! Thanks for entering our challenge at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn, ID DT

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  40. Fabulous shaker card KT, I love the colours. The two little kitties hanging from their balloons are adorable! Well done.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  41. Super cute. Love shaker cards. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

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  42. That is a super card! Love how you used the cat images! You do an awesome job with your coloring; the kitties look perfect! (oops, purrfect)... :)

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  43. Darling card. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

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  44. Very nice creation. I really like the color scheme. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  45. how sweet and cute, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT
    www.artekatie.wordpress.com

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  46. Cute card. Great accompanying sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  47. Love The Little Kitties Too Cute . Thanxx For Playing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends This Week
    Sherry @ LPOCF DT

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  48. Great card, love those sweet kitties! Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  49. A really cute shaker card - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girlz Challenge

    Helen x
    DT Member

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