Monday, 20 June 2016

Pretty Kitty

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you had a great weekend.

Yesterday I played with the new Pretty Kitty Stamp Set for the first time. Other new products I used for this card include the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set, the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, and the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

To make this card I started with a card base of Soft Sky Cardstock, then a layer of Dapper Denim, and a top layer of Soft Sky. I cut a 1.75" wide strip of the Soft Sky script design from the Subtles Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.

I placed the top layer of Soft Sky into the embossing folder leaving 1.75" outside the folder. I found this just about fitted into my Big Shot if I put the fold in first, placing it so the edge of the cardstock would go though without getting caught.

Using Tombow, I adhered the two layers to the card base and then the DSP to the left hand side.I applied some Fast Fuse along the seam where the DSP joins the embossed cardstock.

Using my tweezers, I gradually pinched the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon in small sections and then pressed to make sure it had adhered onto the Fast Fuse. I put some Fast Fuse under the last piece of the ribbon so I could fold it back on itself, and then pinch up the last piece of ribbon so there were no cut edges visible.

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I used Marker Pens to colour the image: Kitty - Smokey Slate with a hint of Pink Pirouette inside her right ear and on her nose; Kitty's bow - Dapper Denim; butterfly, outside  - Rich Razzleberry, and inside - Sweet Sugarplum; ball flowers - Rich Razzleberry; petal flowers - Sweet Sugarplum; leaves, stems, grass - Old Olive.

Once I'd finished colouring the image, I die cut it using a straight-cut Layering Oval Die. I used the next size up Scalloped Layering Oval Die for the Dapper Denim layer. Using Tombow, I adhered the two together and then adhered them to the card front using Dimensionals.

I chose the sentiment from the Vertical Greetings Stampset and stamped it in Dapper Denim Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Using Dimensionals, I adhered it the card front as far to the  left as I could.
The last two photographs show my stand at the Warlingham Village Fair on Saturday. I had two six foot tables which allowed me to spread my products out quite a bit in comparison to the previous weekend at the Biggin Hill Airshow. I think this made my stand look more appealing to a visitor's eye rather than a table that's chock-a-block with products.

That's about it for today. I hope you have a great week and until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Simply A D O R A B L E!! This is a "must have" stamp set if ever there was one! Wonderful card, Jan! Love the blues too ... what a delightful start to the day!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm still working on this card to find out the best way to do the ribbon! That'll be Wednesday's video ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. cute card and a lovely color. your stand looks well set out. hope you sold some goodies. cheers.

    1. Hi, Pearl. This is a great stamp set if you like cute.........which I do. I haven't used the dog stamp set yet! Yes, the Village Fair was really success, thanks. ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Lovely update thank you for sharing you make lovely cards i wish i was nearly as good as you blessing have a blessed day Jan

    1. Many thanks, Linda. I'm glad you can't see my early cards! They weren't anything like this! LOL! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.