Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Anniversary Kitties

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today! This time I'm sharing an anniversary card.  I have a couple of upcoming anniversaries in my family - they all expect to receive kitty cards so I can't disappoint!


I was inspired by the colour graphic over at Cupcake Inspirations (see below) so I decided to make a smooshed watercolour background with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn). The cute image was a freebie from Cre8ive Hands a while back (thank you!).  By the way, Cre8ive Hands Friends has a brand new challenge so I'll be joining that as well.



With an inkjet printer, it's a bit difficult to do any kind of watercolour with digis as the ink runs as soon as the water touches it.  So I created the background first and then printed the digi.  I paper-pieced the moon with white according to the colour inspiration.

The image was die-cut with Waltingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangle.  I die-cut two smaller Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and then blended Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on each one to coordinate with the watercolour panel.  I did the same for the sentiment with Mowed Lawn and then die-cut the Simon Says Stamp Happy, along with a second die-cut in black.  The stamped greeting is from Simon Says Stamp Happy clear stamps. The watercolour panel is popped up with thin craft foam, and I added a number of green and blue flower sequins.


I would also like to join the following challenges: Aud Sentiments Cute plus Sentiment 2/5; Beccy's Place February AG UE; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Divas Nature's Wonders (moon, flowers, cats) UE; Crafty Calendar Love is in the Air 3/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Crop Stop Linky Party #13 Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here 3/5; Cute Card Thursday Florals UE; Die-Cut Divas Love, Marriage, Anniversaries 4/4; DL.ART February AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Frogs and/or Use Green 1/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Include an Animal 1/4; Glitter n Sparkle AG 1/3; Great Impressions Let's Celebrate (anniversary) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating February AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Claire's Love and Marriage 1/3;  Love to Scrap AG 2/3; Lunagirl Moonbeams Love UE; Mod Squad Animal Fun 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Love/Valentine 2/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Robyn's Fetish Stitching Real or Faux 1/3; Scrappy Moms Stamps Out of this World UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Inspired by a Song (From Here to the Moon and Back by Dolly Parton) 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Floral 1/3; SUYP Cat Love UE; The Corrosive Love, Love, Love 2/3; The Crafter's Cafe Love is in the Air 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2; The Paper Shelter Animal Magic 1E; Tuesday Throwdown Create Your Own Background 1/3; Wags n Whiskers Furry Friends 1/2; Whimsy Stamps Inspiration AG 3/3; Winter Wonderland Must Use Sentiment 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w. Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

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

64 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the card!! It is so detailed and really beautiful.
Thank you for sharing it and linking it to Cre8tive Hands Friends.

Liz said...

Super card, Kitty! Great idea to print after you've done the background. xx

Eva Ng said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

Donna Ellis said...

Sweet bejeweled anniversary card! A kitty lover's dream! It's a darling card, Kitty, and the will love it! Your die cuts are fabulous! Love, de

terrie said...

Great looking card...I like the color combo and the two lovebird cat on the half moon....I'm must be the only person who hasn't done the kind of background...will try it soon.
well done Kitty

Bad Kitty said...

Love this card!
its so pretty!
hope you will have crafty weeknd!
lots of hugs!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki ❤

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the background!! The kitties are so sweet!! What a beautiful card this is!! Love the colors!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

vinita jain said...

I love the idea of printing after background! Adorable and sweet creation Kitty with so much detail! Love the cute image at the moon and beautiful composition!

ike said...

That's really cool - I love your watercolour background. What a super colour combo. Lovely little kitty image. I am sure they are going to love this cute card. :-)
Thank you for playing along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

Hugz
IKE xx

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Annette Stapylton said...

This Anniversary is just beautiful. I love how you have created the background with your watercolours and printed afterwards. Great idea, great design and love your image. Its super.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love those cats and I love the green - This will be such a special anniversary card.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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brenda said...

Loving the bright zingy colours Kitty, a nice reminder that Spring is not too far away.

B x

marion said...

love the fresh colours of this lovely card, love the two cats sitting next to one another, very lovely, wishing you a lovely weekend and lots of treats and cuddles for your lovely kitties Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, lots of hugs, Marion

Lori Kobular said...

Your background! The kitties are so sweet together and I love the moon and the flower sequins!

Deborah Frings said...

Superb background and I do like the cats on the moon. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with our colours at Cupcake Inspirations. Deborah, DT.

Barbara Godden said...

Love your background, it's perfect for the challenge. super cute kitties on the moon and love how you did the die cut Happy and the smaller anniversary. Great sketch too.

Memories Crafter said...

What a sweet Kitties on the moon image! Beautiful card. Oh love your watercoloring color background Kitty. That's a neat trick coloring the background first then print the image on. I'll have to give it a try. I don't do watercoloring but I do love to sponge my background with distress inks and noticed little ink smear when I rub too close to the image and the image then don't look as sharp. Thanks for sharing this great tip Kitty! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christina

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!!!Super cute!!!Great colors!!!Have a good weedend!!!

Tina Z. said...

your design is awesome, I love your combination of colours and embellishments.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So sweet! Love the embellishments you added, too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

cotnob said...

A wonderful card Kitty, such a sweet image.
Pauline
x

Michele Henderson said...

Love these sweet kitties!
Take Care!
Michele

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Kitty. I adore these babies and the colours you have used.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Robin Parker said...

Love the designer papers, and the stitching around the three panels. Thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #304 - Stitching Real or Faux.

Olga Fink said...

Fantastic card Kitty! I love your watercolor background and these kitties on the moon perfect for an anniversary!
Xoxo Olga

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous look for your card, Kitty, love the colours combo and the cute kitten in love!! :D Thanks for the inspiration and for the explanation on how you have procedeed.
I don't use so much the digi because I have problems with colouring...I haven't too much skills with pencils and the markers blended the ink of my printer. :( But your idea of watercolour the background before stamping is really great for the silouettes!! I have read also of your paperpiecing for the moon, this is a genial idea!! So thank you very much for sharing your tricks!
Love the design of your card with the stamps scalloped stitched rectangles and the sequins flowers are just fabulous!! Your talent always shines!

Heather said...

An adorable card Kitty, a lovely design with a super colours. Your images with the cats in the moon are fabulous and wonderful details!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Furrbster said...

This is a lovely card.
Hugz Tinz

Carol S. said...

Love the background and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Winter wonderland. Carol S.DT

Call me Naki said...

Oh my! I LOVE the kitty couple sitting on that pretty moon! Smooshed background is so fun and gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
DT Sweetie Naki

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, this is so adorablle!! LOve the cats and the moon and how you have embelishe him, it is stunning!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Arlene said...

What a fun springy card.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Karen Lunagirl said...

So cute! I love your anniversary card for my LOVE challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com ~ Karen

Ashley said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the cat image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

~Ashley
DT member

Ardilla said...

Great card!!! I like the colors...
Thanks for showing it at Cre8tive Hands Friends.
Ardilla

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card as always kitty, love your cards, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Barb said...

What a lovely card for an anniversary. The image is just perfect. It's a very pretty card Kitty. Barbxx

Lin said...

What a fun design, Kitty! This is a keeper! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Pia S said...

I so want those stitched dies! Your watercolor background looks fantastic and suits this image perfectly. Love the shadowing effect of the sentiment, must remember this option for later...

Peggy T. said...

Love your adorable kitties. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Peggy T.
Mod Squad DT

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi - what a gorgeous background! Love the image too. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Hugs,
Bev (DT)

Monika Reeck said...

cool paper smooshed background you made Kitty
and the couple of cat is so so sweet at the moon
lovely couple card my dear friend
I love it

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a darling anniversary card! LOVE the fun color combo--and your scene is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Lisa said...

So beautiful! I wish I could smoosh as well as you do. I just can't get it right. I shall try again! You really are the queen of beautiful backgrounds! Love it!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is soo very sweet ! I love the background and the entire card is lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
Hugs & Blessings,
Mayra DTM

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, the little kitties and all the details are adorable, I am sure whoever receives this will love it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Chasing the Dream said...

Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
audsentimentschallenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! I love the colors of this and thanks for the description on how you created the background.

Donna said...

Stunning card, that background is amazing, great tip to create it before printing the digital!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think it is wonderful you share the love of cats in your cards! Thank you for joining the challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck and please play with us again!

Tracey Boley said...

Beautiful creation.

Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

Michelle said...

Adorable with the green en bleu colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck, Michelle (DT)

Lilibet said...

Fab card - Thanks for playing at The Paper shelter - Good luck, Liz x

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card such lovely colours and image, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
hugs
lorraine x

Eek Eek said...

Really appreciate the details in your blogs, thanks for writing it all down so clearly! This is such a nice image, can't believe it was a freebie :) Super card!
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

katieo said...

What a fun anniversary crd. Those kitties are over the moon in love. Have a great day. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Hetty said...

Such a fresh and happy card,Kitty.
Lovely green and great flowers.

Eileen said...

Such a cute image and beautifully coloured background. A lot of work has gone into this card and it shows. Love the colours you have used and great design and layout. Thanks for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope to see you joining us again
Eileen x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, how darling, Kitty!!!! Love those two little cats sitting on the sweet moon covered in pretty little flowers!!!! The shine on the flowers are really lovely and the watercoloured bg is beautiful!!! Such a cute anniversary card, my friend!!!!!
Hugz

Heather B said...

Cute image!! Thank for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog!

Susan Kennedy said...

This is SO CUTE!! I LOVE all the green! Love the background! Love the layers! Just wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

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Hanne M. said...

Such a lovely Anniversary card! I love the background - great idea to make it first before printing! The kitties are so sweet. :) Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT
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Del said...

Fabulous background just sets those kitties off perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Challenge 2 Love xx