Friday, April 3, 2020

PDO - Purr-fectly Lovely

Welcome to April and welcome back to my blog!  One of new stamp sets released by Polka Dot Orchard is called Purr-fectly Lovely Easter.  I knew the moment I saw it that this set was meant for me.  I'm a big cat lover and have five fur babies (in addition to my two human children) to share my crafting space with.  It can sure be challenging to craft with pets around.  Take a peek at the picture of the set below and head HERE to grab it from the PDO store.

I also used the background from the Woodland Cuties (Easter Moose) set.

You can snag it in the store HERE.

Alrighty, lets check out my card.   I just HAD to do another slimline card.  I really am hooked.

I don't know about you guys but my creativity has taken a bit of a vacation.  This card was a whole lot of playing until I just found something that made me happy.  Shall we talk about my process?

I started by printing the kitty image out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I decided I wanted to color the kitty to match my cat Percy who is a Russian Blue.  I felt the N Copic grays were the best match for the fur.

Copics used: N7,5,3,1. G17. R30 & 32. E50, 51, 53, 55, 57 & 59.  I then cut it out but I left a small white border around it.  I was thinking ahead to my background and I thought it would help the kitty pop from the background.

I printed the egg background onto a piece of white cardstock that I cut down to 8 1/2" x 3 1/2".  I dug out my Distress Inks and pulled out six bright colors.  Those are: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn.  I got out my foam blending tools and started applying the Distress Inks.  Once the blending was complete I splattered on some clean water, let it sit and then dabbed it up.  I always love this look.  I also sprayed the entire piece with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray.  This spray is AMAZING!  It's just so sparkly.  It's really hard to capture in photos but its stunning in real life.

I set the background aside to dry and got to work on a few more pieces I needed.  I cut a piece of green cardstock with the grass die from Trinity Stamp's Slimline Scenic Borders set.  I sponged on the Mowed Lawn Distress ink and also spritzed with clear water.  Now I wanted some clouds.  I didn't want to cover up  too much of the background so I used a heavy vellum.  I cut it with the cloud die from the same Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Borders die set.  I almost have all the pieces.

Next, I cut out some extra eggs from another piece of the background that I had printed.  I cut out five of them and sponged a different Distress Ink from the background on each egg.  Wanna build a card?

I glued the grass piece down at the base of the background panel.  I wrapped the vellum clouds around the top of the background panel and glued them on the backside.  I added the kitty on top of the grass and arranged the eggs around his feet.  I printed one of the sentiments from the Purr-fectly Lovely Easter Kitty set onto white cardstock.  I trimmed it down and backed it with a piece of black cardstock just leaving a small border.  Before I glued it over the vellum clouds, I added a dab of glue under the vellum.  The sentiment is going to cover it perfectly.

I let the card sit overnight.  I wanted to do something else to add a bit more but I wasn't sure what it was.  I looked through some of my newish craft supplies and grabbed out the Unicorn Stickles.  I went through my other Stickles and found Icicle Stickles.  These match the Unicorn Stickles but it has bigger "chunks" of glitter.  I added both onto different parts of the eggs on the background and by the kitty.  It was just what I was looking for!

I love how this slimline card turned out.  It just makes me happy!  Thanks SO much for stopping by today.