Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Inky Rainbow Background with Kitty

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a kitty card I made with an adorable ScrapBerry stamp set called Thinking of You.  I made this card to send to the winner of my candy - she has received it now - Yay! I received this stamp set from a lovely friend - thank you - I love this cute kitty and I am finally inking it up!  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.


I decided to make a rainbow background with Distress Inks (here's my first one, made last month). I used the same colours as before: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Broken China, and Dusty Concord.  I sponged the ink onto watercolour paper in a striped pattern. Then I spritzed water through a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil.  Still not sure if I have the hang of it yet since I'm a newbie to stencils but I'll keep practicing!

For something different, I mounted the watercolour panel at the bottom left of the card - I like this offset look! I placed fun foam behind it to pop it up. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental clear stamps, and I heat-embossed it in white on a vellum scrap. Lastly I added several sequins matching the rainbow colours. Notice I even tucked two sequins in behind the kitty!  Here are the stamps, inks, and stencil I used.


I would like to support these fun challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Spring UE; Buckwell's Crafty Colour 3/3; Card Mania Flowers 3/3; Clique Kits April AG 3/3; Connie Can Crop Over the Rainbow 1/2; Craft Stamper Take a Technique: Colour 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 3/3; Crafty Calendar Add a Sentiment 3/3; Creative Corner Challenges Cute Critters 3/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 3/3; Cuttin' and Stampin' Cute Critters 1/3; Digi Designs Include an Animal 2/3; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Use the Colour Orange 2/3; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams/Laurelcraft Let's See Spring UE; Emerald Faeries Spring Flowers/Easter 3/3; Great Impressions Easter or Spring 2/3; Hiding in my Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (cat stamped on white scrap, vellum was scrap) 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Inspiration Journal Everything Goes UE; Ladybug Crafts AG 2/3; Let's Craft and Create Seasonal Flowers 3/3; Little Claire's Digi Flowers 2/3; My Craft Creations April AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper  AG 2/5; One Sweet Challenge Spring has Sprung UE: Party Time Tuesdays April AG 2/3; {PIN}spirational AG 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground (the kitty was stamped on a snippet of white, and the vellum was also a snippet) 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty One for the Girls 1/3; Quick Creations Furry Animals UE (WINNER)Quirky Crafts Many Flowers 1/3; Scribble and Scrap AG 2/3; Scribbles Designs Spring has Sprung 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your own Background 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday Stamping 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, Flocking UE; The Corrosive Floral Fantasy 2/3; The Crafter's Cafe Animal Antics 1/3; The Shabby Tea Room Rainbow of Colours UE; The Sugar Bowl AG Sugar Nellie 1/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Add Spring Flowers UE; The Paper Girls Pastel Eggstravaganza 2/3; Unruly Paper Arts Animal Instinct 1/3; Whimsy Stamps Colour an Image 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

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76 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, great background, like how you did this and the colors. Your cat is adorable and like the sequins!!!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous background !
Love the Colors and this sequins !
Thanks for joining us at this challenge Let' s craft and create !
MARYVONNE DT

Virginia Lu said...

Your background is gorgeous! You are like a PRO with the stencil to me! GREAT job! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous background Kitty.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Andrea W said...

Very pretty card! The rainbow colors are lovely and the kitty is super adorable.

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the gorgeous background, the super cute image, and your use of sequins! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, that is too cute and I LOVE that gorgeous inked background. Beautiful job. Hugs, Wends x

vinita jain said...

Beautiful rainbow BG with a sweet image, love it!!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Adorable, love the rainbow!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh so cute, love that expression the kitten and the fabulous background you made with your distress inks.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Lucy Woods said...

Wow what a fab background you've created!! Fab deign!
Lucy x

scrAPpamondo said...

The rainbow background with Distress Inks is fabulous, I love this technique so much! I have never try with water trought a stencil, it's another thing I must try!! The kitten with flowers is delightful and pop out very well! This is an adorable card, I'm sure the lucky winner llove it so much!!

Di said...

Really lovely card Kitty - isn't the kitten adorable :) And lovely background there too!

Hugs

Di xx

marion said...

The card is so sweet and even more fibrant and lovely in real llfe, I really enjoyed receiving your card. It has a place in the living room at the moment, I love it and love the stamp, Thank you so much for this precious gift and your lovely candy. It felt like Christmas to me, thank you for that. Lots of hugs, Marion

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty and cute Kitty. Love the colours you have used with this little cutie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Maria Calderone said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Really cute card with a fabulous background.
Hugs,
Teresa

jimlynn said...

Cute little kitty - and LOVE that background!
Fabulous card.
Lynn

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
oh what a really great background you have created.
I also like you first one too, they are both superbly created.
cute Kitty image too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Natalie said...

such a cute card!
and the background is wonderful!
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a gorgeous background and adorable image of course!
Pauline
x

weim house said...

Love your background! Cute image and awesome coloring! Thanks for inspiring! Have a great weekend!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Eileen Dobson said...

Fab card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Veerle said...

Gorgeous background, love it. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
Veerle DT Buckwells Crafty Challenges

Ameera Craft said...

Love the bckground!
So different
Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create
Mary DT

Colortypes Sophie said...

Really love that background!

Leanne said...

Super cute, great back ground and the image is again super cute. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Leanne DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 7 with more of your lovely crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That kitty stamp is so precious with his little folded ears! That background is quite stunning. I believe you are a natural when it comes to using stencils! Love the bright colors!

CraftingMum said...

Such a cute kitty, love your card and the colours. Louise x

cass said...

Cute Kitty. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Animal Antics" challenge.

Maike von maikreations said...

Such a fun, colourful card! I love how you coloured the "striped" look on the cat - gives him so much character! Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Donna Bolo said...

what a cute card!

Kat said...

another cute card - that cat is so cute and expressive!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi and fantastic card just the job at Dragonfly Dreams Playground thanks for joining us very good luck crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous background!! The colors are fabulous!! And the image is so sweet!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carla said...

The rainbow colors are lovely and the kitty is super adorable. Well done! Thanks for sharing at Creative Lady Birds!

Monika Reeck said...

Using my old tiny laptop I write you some love Kitty
first do you believe me I have the nearly the same stencil like you??believe me pleaseee hehehe
and second you show the element you used yaaay more point to your post my dear
and third I love your sponging on that stencil the color sooo beautiful
lovely kitty card again miss Kitty...
happy saturday and in a hurry jump again to next post it will be 00;00 in germany hehe

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Darling card! Love the background here too. so glad you joined us at Clique Kits for our latest challenge.

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous CAS style card, love the image and that background is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~ Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely stencil work and beautiful card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month

Deborah Adams said...

How cute!! Love how you used the Th inks with the Heidi Swap stencile. Lovely card. :D
Hugs xxxx

Allie Stewart said...

That background is so fun and pretty!! Love the card!!

CraftYourPassion said...

What a beautiful background you've created.The kitty is so sweet too.Super card all round.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a great background you created for your kitty stamp!
Thank you forjoining us at the craft stamper magazines challenge blog
Jackie

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Pauline GDT
x

Naz Smith said...

Oh wow, Love that background. stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenges. http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Hugs
Naz xxx

Cheri Burry said...

Beautiful background! Such a cute kitty too! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper in our "Anything Goes" Challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

How cute! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our challenge. I am always SO grateful to have you join us. Have a blessed week
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous KT! I do love your spritzed chevron background! It is so pretty! And fabulous coloring of the image too!

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs and good luck!

Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

Aliza said...

I love the rainbow background!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card..Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Cathrine Rohman-Fransson said...

Rainbows always make me happy! :) Thank you for joining our challenge//Cat Creative corner Admin

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful creation - gorgeous colours and layout - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Taunya Butler said...

You, my dear friend, are an AWESOME colorer!!! I love this cute little image of the cat with the flowers!! Fun!! And that rainbow colored background is simply amazing!! Well done on this card - it is simply delightful!!!

Debbie said...

Love your entry in The Corrosive Challenge! So bright and cheery! Thanks for joining in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck!
DebbieM

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card and such a cute image. Love the kitty's expression. Great background too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Lexie said...

Fabulous! Love the bright, cheerful colours and adorable image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Belinda said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!
Hugs
Belinda
belinda-lovestamping.blogspot.com

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! I love beautiful background! Sweet image!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and love the cute image and stencilled background-Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Ashley H said...

I love distress inks!! Really love your blended background. It's one of my favorite things to do!:)

Thanks for linking up at SNS:)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very creative! Nice background technique!

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

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Wish you good luck!

Hugs,
Rossi (DT)

scrapfantazje said...

Thank you for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenges.
Good luck!
Marzena DT

Cass said...

Super card.Love the ombre effect.Thanks for joining us at the Sugar Bowl.
Cass xx

Sabina G. said...

Lovely,great background. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Noelle Martin said...

Hi Kitty,

You are the winner of the Quick Creations April Challenge! Please send me an email at customerservice@quick-creations.com so I can email your certificate! Thank you so much for joining us!

Laurian said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Dragonfly Dreams

Ammaris Art said...

Beautiful card and soooo sweet, adorable kitty ;) Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Hope to see you again soon!!
Catherine DT

Connie Wallenbrock said...

This is so pretty!! I just love the technique you used!! I must try that!! Thank you for entering my April Challenge at Connie Can Crop! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Monika Skinner said...

Amazing stenciled background. Love the cute kitty too. Thanks for linking up again with us at STAMPlorations. X