Thursday 8 September 2016

Happy Birthday Fiona

Yesterday was my daughter Fiona's birthday, and I made her card using some of the Katzelkraft stamps that she bought me earlier this year.

First I stamped the cat, and then masked it and stamped the water over the top. Then with the mask still in place I created a "mock bokeh" effect by using a very small round blending sponge and several shades of blue and grey ink. How hard you dab the sponge on the paper determines not only the intensity of the colour, but also the diameter of the circle. The cat is coloured in with Promarkers. Various papers from my stash formed the layers, with a sentiment that I think sums all cats up perfectly, from a Dylusions set. The clouds are die cut using a die from the docrafts X-cut "New Baby Icons" set, with a little grey added with Promarkers.

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Cuttlebugmania - Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
Loves to Craft - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Fur-ever friends


ike said...

How marvelous ! This really made me smile. I love how you did the background and the design is fabulous. Great sentiment too - I totally agree that is how cats think :-D I hope Fiona loved her card.
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IKE xx

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Di said...

Oh Jane - what a hoot! I love this card and am sure your daughter will be tickled pink with it!


Di xx

Barbara Godden said...

Love it!!! fabulous job with both the masking (shudder) and faux bokeh technique. No truer words were said about a cat especially mine.

cotnob said...

Such a fun card Jane, a fabulous design.

Kate said...

Happy belated birthday to Fiona! Your card is fantastic and made me smile as it reminds me of my cat!

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