Monday, September 7, 2015

Two Paws! Way Up!

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to my three newest followers - Kennedy Grace, Lori T, and lovestocraft - so happy to have you here!

Today I am sharing - you guessed it - another kitty card!  Kitty cards make me happy!  I was playing with my new Docrafts Papermania Little Meow stamps  (thank you, Ike!) and this time I used the Someone Special set.  I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut.


Do you like my DIY patterned paper?  I tried a new technique that I saw over at Tracy Mae Design. I was inspired by her card and wanted to CASE it, but I didn't have the same products so I had to improvise. She used Distress Stain to create the background, but I used a Bingo Marker instead.  I found a few bingo markers at Dollarama, so the price was right! I got the idea to use bingo markers from Jess Crafts - I've linked to her video comparing distress stain and bingo markers - I was inspired!

I swiped the bingo marker across a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white cardstock until I covered it. I like the unevenness of the colour! Then I dabbed some large dots randomly with the bingo marker, just like Tracy did with Distress Stain. For the gold dots, Tracy used Distress Stain again, but I only have one colour and it's not gold, so I thought I could achieve a similar look using a stencil with gold embossing powder.  I used the dots in Memory Box Flutter stencil.


I die cut the bottom edge with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two and used the same die to cut gold glitter paper, and then attached them together on a white card base. I added a thin strip of the gold glitter paper along the top. I affixed the cute kitty to a vellum circle (I was going to die-cut it but I found one already cut when I looked through my vellum scraps!) and affixed it to the card. The sentiment is from Penny Black Nine Lives and I stamped it in Memento Lilac Posies.  I finished off the card with some gold sequins.

I had fun trying a new technique! I made two more bingo dauber backgrounds in different colours, and I'll share them on future projects.


I would like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Bugaboo Catch the Bug AG 3/3; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Craft Stamper AG with a Stamp 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Divas Just for Kids UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar AG 3/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Julia Spiri AG Anything New (new technique, new bingo markers, new stamps) 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Papertake Weekly AG 5/5; Penny Black and More AG 1/3; Pile it On Fur UE; PINspirational Be Silly Be Happy 5/5; Pixie's Snippet Playgound Snippets are vellum circle and leftover gold glitter paper; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (making my own background, this card with bingo markers) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make it Colorful 3/5; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Craft Barn Stamping UE; The Outlawz Monday Greeting Circles 1E; V's Sweet Ideas Technique Tuesday (new technique - bingo daubers background) 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

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

60 comments:

  1. Aw, so very sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

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  2. So creative and clever background, love the polka dot textures along with gold embossed border, a purr-fect design my friend!!!!

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  3. The kitty looks adorable against the fun background that you created

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    1. THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY PARTY

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  4. So cute Kitty and such a gorgeous colour.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  5. What a cute little kitty card. Thanks for joining in with the Snippets Playground K.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. What a lovely card Kitty, i love the cute image and the glitter.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  7. such a sweet card! i love the pink and gold and you found a great creative way to improvise! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
    linda

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  8. This is so sweet, Kitty!! I love the adorable image!! The colors and sparkle are fabulous!! Beautiful card my friend!! Thanks so much for joining in with the DL.ART September Linky!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DL.ART DT Member

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  9. What a sweet kitty card. I love how you've done the background. The bingo pen works perfectly and I also like the uneven strokes that you've achieved. The gold embossed dots work really well too with the embossing powder. Barbxx

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  10. A beautiful card Kitty, such a sweet image and pretty colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. Cute kitty and what a terrific background you made! And the golden scalloped border adds a really nice glittery shine to your creation.

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  12. This is so cute! I adore that background. How fun to combine the swiping with the dabbing! Glad the bingo marker video was helpful.

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  13. What a cool background technique! And you're so creative with your gold workaround. I like the fancy edge, too!

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  14. Kitty,
    This is so cute and your background is quite lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

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  15. Wow Kitty, your tried have had a super-result!! LOVE this card!!! Your mojo is up, up, up!!!! :D You have been so creative!!! This background have a wonderful colour and -also I don't have understood so well what you have used (pheraphs a bingo marker is a very big marker ?) - however, I think that you have found a fab technique, a true treasure! So cool!!
    And what to say on this cute kitten? He is really delightful, sweet and just perfect on the vellum circle! The big gold embossed dots made with the stencil are stunning! The golden borders and sequins are a joy for the eyes!! All it's gorgous and so festive! Great work, my friend!

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  16. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  17. This is so adorable! Your mojo is back full force Kitty!

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  18. A very darling kitty card Kitty! I love how you're inspired by other crafty friends' creations and try to CASE it. Crafting is so much more fun when we can share with others. Your background turned out beautifully and I love how you fussy cut out your kitty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Outlawz Monday Greetings Kitty. See you again next week? ;) GRIN. Have a lovely week Kitty.
    -Christina, DT

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  19. Such a sweet image and really eye catching colours and design Kitty.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  20. Fabulous love your background it's awesome....you should enter this in our new challenge over at http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Such an adorable and sweet card! Love the color combo, the touch of gold is perfect.. and that kitty is so super cute! Thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

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  22. Awe this is such a cute, cute, kitty. I love the colors you used for it and for the card you made. Simply inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  23. Gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

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  24. Lovely and beautiful card! love cats:)
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge!
    Hugs, Julia.

    Julia Spiri Challenge Blog

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  25. Awww! This is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  26. Amazing details on this totally awesome and clever card!!! Love the details and that background is just so rich and gorgeous!! Your kitty is adorable and all these wonderful details come together to create a card that totally ROCKS!!!! Happy day to you!!

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  27. Super sweet card, just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri.

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  28. The BG you made with bingo markers is also great like the one you inspired
    lovely kitty image and lovely color combo
    again cute card Kitty
    and I believe you will win one or two challenges there
    you are still the queen of challenges
    do you still remember the 2015 resolution of you my friend
    hope you still eat healthy food ...and always stay healthy it is important dear..
    biig hugs, Monika

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  29. Love your handmade background! Just gorgeous, I made something similar years ago, but will have to visit Tracy's blog because I am not sure anymore how :-) Gorgeous card, the kitty is just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More! Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!

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  30. Note to myself, read blog post first, then comment LOL. Thanks so much for sharing how you created your background.

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  31. So pretty! Sweet image and a lovely background!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  32. Wow Love this!! Love all the techniques and your kitty so cute!! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!!

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  33. What a clever use of alternate products KT, well done! I never would have thought to substitute a bingo marker for paint, that's a terrific idea. I love the cute little image you used and I think you did a wonderful job colouring it in.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  34. what a fun card, love it, love the little kitty cat, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

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  35. Lovely card! I have never tried this technique, thank you for sharing! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!!

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  36. Gorgeous project... lovely colors!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  37. Two paws--waaay up! Too cute! I love that background you made. I was admiring a similar style paper on another blog this morning and that turned out to be patterned paper. This is cooler because you can do it whenever you want!

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  38. This is absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for joining our Just For Kids Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas!!
    DT Tina

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  39. Very pretty, adorable kitten used with the pretty background. Hugs, Lori m

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  40. Love your card and the image is just so cute. Must admit I did chuckle when I read that you had used Bingo markers - what a great idea, the 'blobs' look so good on here! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  41. A really sweet card and I love the background you created.

    Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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  42. What an amazing card. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  43. This card is so sweet!

    Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one is about to begin... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!

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  44. What a great way to create a background and also a good workaround as you didn't have all the materials needed.
    thanks for sharing with us this month at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  45. CUTE Card!! Love that sweet image!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  46. Thank you for joining us at
    Stamps by Julia Spiri Challenge blog
    Come back tomorrow to see if you are a winner! We hope you play along with again soon
    Hugggs Lori X x X

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  47. Awww...sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  48. You are a fussy cut pro! Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes Challenge!

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  49. another great card! woww! Thank you for playing along with us - Clique Kits team :)

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  50. Great card! Thank you again for playing along with Clique Kits challenge!

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  51. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

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  52. Great card Kitty, fun background & the sweetest image. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  53. Awww what a sweet kitty card! Thanks for playing at Clique Kits Anything Goes Challenge!

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  54. Bingo Marker?!?!? Fantastic idea! We appreciate you sharing your SWEET creation over at CK!!

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  55. cute card, thank you for playing along with us in this challenge at Clique Kits

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