Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kitty Index Card

Hello, everyone!  I have been inspired by AuntBecscreations' ICAD challenge (ICAD = Index Card a Day) and wanted to play along because the requirement is to feature a cat!  You all know how I love kitties! I have never made an ICAD before so this is my first one.

I decided my Paper Smooches stamps and dies would be purrfect so now I can join the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge!  First I sponged a sky background directly onto the index card with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used a cut-up kitchen sponge to do my inking. Then I made my own cloud stencil using Paper Smooches Clouds dies and a piece of red acetate.  I like how it turned out!  I used my homemade stencil with embossing paste for the clouds.  The grassy landscape was made with Memory Box Stitched Landscape dies.

DIY Cloud Stencil

I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Nine Lives clear stamps and then die cut the kitty and mouse with Paper Smooches Cat Icons dies.  I wanted my card to be cheerful and fun so I went with a purple cat and a pink mouse! The sun was die cut with Joy!crafts Sun and Moon.

Here are the banners from the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge:

I would also like to join The Craft Garden's Yorkshire photo inspiration challenge since I was inspired by the landscape and sky in their photo:

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

P.S. I have candy!  Check out my 2-year Blogiversary celebration post here.

The Craft Garden Shop

Edited May 30:  Becky received the kitty index card today and posted it on her YouTube channel, along with other entries received today.  Here is a link to her video - mine is the last one she opens:

Edited June 3:  I was the lucky winner of the first prize - so excited! Here is the video of Becky doing the draw on her YouTube channel:


Lori said...

Your sponged sky turned out beautifully! Such a fun card - love that purple kitty!

marion said...

Too cute, love the selfmade background, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Regina said...

this is absolutely adorable!!

Charlene said...

What a fun card! Love the clouds!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
love the cute cat

Pamellia Johnson said...

Too cute Kitty! I love the idea of decorating an index card and you did such a great job with this one! Love your dreamy sky! hugs :)

Kuni said...

Oh... this is co cute, beautiful card, i love it.

Taunya Butler said...

Your blue sky with those clouds is so pretty and love what you did to create this Purr-fect little scene!! Love your bright colors and just the sweetness this has - I have never heard of ICAD so I am going to have to go and check it out!!! Thanks for the fun today!!!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, you have created a fabulous scene for your cute cat.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Kitty!! I love the blue sky and the sun!! The little cat and mouse are so cute!! What a fun project this is!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

Kitty, that challenge has to be made for you with all the kitty cards! This one is so cute and I love the way you made your own stencil and the clouds. Cute little kitty once more too.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
oh what a really great creation .
Love this fab scene you have created.
Beautiful work.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jo said...

Love this Kitty....fab & fun!
Jo x

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the embossing paste for the clouds and the sponged background! For sponge I usually use the little makeup sponges, but I will try with the kitchen sponges as you made, it's a great idea! The kitten is very cute and so fun with the pink mouse! Lovely card!

Annette Allen said...

this is PURRFECT.. so cute and love those clouds..

stefani said...

Love your index card. Cute cute cat. Will you be joining us when the ICAD challenge begins in June?

MaryH said...

The inspiration photo has me longing to see this place for peaceful. Loved your sponging & the paste clouds were just brilliantly done. At first thought the elements were felt, they are so dimensional. This is just such a fun & bright card, and you have done all these cut your own stencil, the paste - the sponging - just so well. TFS & Hugs

Donna said...

What a fun challenge and great creation by you Kitty. Like your clouds, stenciling and colorful animals. This took a lot of creativity.

Becky said...

OH It's so beautiful!! Thanks you so much for joining in my challenge! I sent you a PM on You Tube with my mailing address.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty Kitty.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the purple kitty and your happy scene. I'd love to be there right now!

Hettie said...

Aww what a cute card. Love the theme.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fab card kitty awesome texture and so know u love kitties have a blessed day hugs Judith x

Shirley Tozer said...

Hi Kitty, your index card is so cute, love the fact you made your own background, it turned out beautifully & the die cuts look so sweet. Happy crafting xxx

Astrid said...

Cute card, love the kitty and mouse, thanks for playing with us at the Craft Garden !

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cool! love that you made your own stencil! awesome card! thanks for playing along with Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Monika Reeck said...

May I tell you
I wish I can make my own stencil too hehehe
I will buy a bigshoot Kitty and will copy your idea
it can save money to make own stecil
and your card oh soo cuuutee
purple cat hihi sweeeet and pink mouse
Love the summery scene you made Kitty
I just do catch up...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I saw your card on the Paper Smooches Facebook page--- Congrats on being a FB Featured Fan!

LOVE this card---love the felt die cuts! Great card for a friend :)

THANKS for joining in the fun with the PSS challenge:) Hope you join in the fun again soon!