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