Monday, January 11, 2010
It's time again for another Paper Cupcakes challenge. This cute Nina May "Miss Kitty" image is FREE this week on the TMITA/PCC blog challenge. I have been very anxious to post this card. I love the way it turned out. I have to admit I was having a problem deciding what type of card to make with this cute image. It just looks like she is wanting to wish you a big "Happy Valentine's Day" so had to give her lots of dimension. I decided to make this "Free Standing Pop-Up Card which fits into an A-2 size envelope. It is a very easy style card to make. The base of the card is made with a piece of red cs that measures 4.25 x 11 inches. It was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder. The tag measures 2.75 x 5.25 inches. I gave the card a little extra dimension by adding pop-up hearts on the base.
The digital image was printed then colored with Copic markers. The white dots were added with an Inkssential's White Opaque Pen. Some small punched flowers were added to the waist of her skirt. The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then cut out with a Nestie. It was matted onto a piece of red cs. A red scalloped heart was cut out with Nesties then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Miss Kitty was attached with dimensionals. When making this type of card you want the tag to stay up so I added a border under her feet that was attached with dimensional tape. This created a little "ledge" so it would catch and keep the card open.
The challenge this week was to use strips someplace on the card. I decided to add my strips to the front panel of the card then attach the verse, which is from Gina K Designs. A ribbon (from GKD) was added to the top of the base then additional ribbon added on the top.
Below you can see a side view and also how the card looks when closed ready to put in an envelope.