Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Purrfectly Delightful Card

Purrfectly Delightful

Technique:  Papercraft

cat with flower digi from Motivet
co-ordinating bazzil
Basic Grey DP
Fur: E31, E33, E35, E37
Green: YG61, Y63, YG67
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, C1
Distress Ink: Bundled Sage
warm and natural batting

Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Alerations: Tattered Florals die
Spellbinders leaves die
Spellbinders scalloped circles die

My husband's birthday is next week, and with a little help from the youngest, this is the card we made for him.  Our little one picked the image, he has such a fondness for cats.  Usually I would do a fairly smooth rendering of the fur when colouring, but I wanted to join in on the i-Copic challenge this week to colour fur, so I deliberately tried for a textured look.  I was quite pleased with the result and would probably do it again to simulate long fur.

Purrfectly Delightful

The designer paper is from the Mellow range by Basic Grey, and I chose this before colouring the flower the cat is holding, so that the image would co-ordinate with whatever paper I chose.  I wanted a card and a colour scheme that whilst cute was still decidedly masculine, as it was being given from son to father.

The flower is cut from warm and natural quilt batting, which I left completely untouched as it has a lovely, rustic fleck through it already, and has a vintage leather button in the centre.  The leaves are using a Spellbinder die which is inked with Bundled Sage distress ink along the edges. The scalloped circle is also a Spellbinder nestie.

The sentiment inside reads : "Have a PURR-fectly delightful day".

This card was smaller than I usually make, only 5", whereas most of the other cards I had made 6" square.  The DP was perfect for the image, but pretty busy, I felt it favoured a smaller card.  What is your favourite card size?  I am still experimenting to see which I like best, I think the larger cards favour larger and more flamboyant embellishments.

i-Copic: Fur
Here Come the Boys: Critters


  1. Aaawww!! You did such an amazing job on your fur and I love the flower! Thanks so much for joining us this week at icopic : )

  2. WOW the fur looks super! Thanks so much for playing along with the iCopic Weekly Challenge. Hope to see you again this week!

  3. Oh just purrrrrfect!what a sweet kitten.Love your colouring. Thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS.
    Hugs Di

  4. Oh What a great card! Love the image and your colouring is purrrrfect! Thank you for playing along at Here Come The Boys! Woo & Jacky xx

  5. Fabulous indeed, love your colouring,thanks for joining HERE COME THE BOYS this time,Karenxx