Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Inking Of You

Here it is Wednesday already! I have to tell you that I think today's new release from Squigglefly Inky Paws is just adorable! I'm just going to jump right in and show you the card I made


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Isn't the look on the cat's face just too cute? She just looks so proud of herself! I can tell you that I wouldn't be thinking it was so cute if my cat did this in real life! LOL!

Anyway, the details of the card are that I used kraft cardstock for the card base and added a piece of designer paper on the side. I folded the top of the paper over the top of the card. The image didn't require a lot of coloring since I made my cat white. I just used a light gray on the cat and applied some pink to her ears and cheeks. I put a little bit of blue shadow color to the ink bottle.
I drew in my wall line and applied chalk for the floor and wall. I'm not sure you can see in the photograph, but I used a clear glaze pen to go over the ink spill and paw prints so they look wet.
The image panel was layered over some dusty pink card stock that had a border punched on the bottom.
I printed the greeting directly to the card front in the ck becky font (available free here)> I love that font! Then three little bitty pink rain dots were applied beneath it. I think it just turned out really cute. The flower at the top of the card was one of several I got a while back from Oriental Trading company. I pulled the petals off of a green flower and used them for leaves. These flowers aren't quite as nice as the primas, but they are way cheaper!
The weatherman has told me my rainy days have ended for today. It is supposed to be a hot 86 degrees today and I'm not looking forward to that one little bit.
On the plus side, I've got the wallpaper border down in my craft room, well the border that will come down. See, when we moved here this bedroom had a baseball theme to it and there was baseball border at the top of the wall and below the chair rail. My daughter of course didn't want a baseball themed room, so as a quick fix I found a border to go over the baseball border. Fast forward ten years, and the top border will not come off without more scraping than I care to do. I know that it will end up damaging the wall to the point we would have to re-do the drywall, so I'm opting to leave the top border and paint over it. I was afraid there would be a noticeable line where the border ended and the wall began, but when I got home from work yesterday afternoon my husband had started priming the walls and I was happy to see NO LINE! Yay!
Well, I wish you all a happy hump day and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

CRYSTAL said...

That is one cute image.... great job to the hubster on priming your room... Glad to hear you wont have to spend weeks ripping wallpaper and reapiring walls... Who wants to do that when you could be creating...we would miss ya!!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Now this is just adorable and I agree.... the look on her face is precious & priceless! I love the shading you did too.

Good show that there will be no "line" visible and I'd do the same thing - leave the top border & paint over it. But not for the same reasons. My reason is.... (a) too much work and (b) too lazy! Oh! Didn't you know..... LAZY is my middle name!!!!!!
NOT really, but my mother always said it should be. Boy would she ever be surprised!!!

Hugs,

Pam in Ar. said...

Whoo Hoo...the paper is down :~) Well, as far as the eye can tell anyway LOL. I know you'll be so happy when it's finished

I really like the font you used on this card...love the kitty too :~)

Chris (catt871) said...

This is awesome Holly!!! That cat is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Niki said...

Great card. The designer paper is perfect with the kitten, balls of yarn? It's the extra little touches, like making the ink look wet, that make your cards so special.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is just the sweetest thing ever!! I just love the image and your coloring is just fabulous hun!! :) TFS!!

bumblebee creations said...

Hi HOlly-what a great card!! That is the cutest image!!! Thanks for sharing-and I am sorry it is so hot there! YUCK!

Becky said...

I love this image and geee what a creative idea to just draw a wall, why havent I thought of that? But that is why I stop by here to learn :).

Carole RB said...

Hi Holly
Funny card.
If you're having trouble to take off the wallpaper: if you can take off the first layer just damp what's still on the wall with warm water and vinegar (1/2 & 1/2) let stand a few minutes. Than scrape everything will comme of very easily! Once I've been scraping for hours when someone came in and show me the trick, after that everything was taken off in a snap!

Anita said...

Cute card!

Kat said...

Love, love, love this card! Such a sweet 'n innocent look on kitty's face. LOL

Thanks fur the free download of CK Becky font!

Crissy Armstrong said...

The cat is so cute! I love the image and how you featured it on this cute card!

Debby said...

This is incredibly cute and I'm not really a cat person. Love the pink and the kraft together. That's very pretty. I need to do that. Anxiously waiting for craft room photos.

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Cute card!!I see you are addicted to the copics too.

Kim Nath said...

That is such a cute card and the sentiment is adorable!

msfreida said...

CUTE, cute, cute! Fabulous image! Love how you shadowed the cat and added the glaze to the ink prints. Perfect choice of DP too...goes so well with the kraft! Precious card!

Hugs~