Today I’m sharing a slimline card I made featuring Waffle Flower’s ‘Birthday Kitties’ stencil. I love this stencil. As soon as I saw this product, I knew I wanted to play with it. I love inking, and this kind of stencil is great to achieve the look of no-line coloring, which is a technique that scares me a lot!
My first attempt was to make a wreath of kitties using this cat image, but I realized that I don’t have such a large circle die to fit my wreath, and it was too big for a square-shaped card. So I made a pattern on an 8” by 8” piece of kraft cardstock using white pigment ink as a base layer and then ink blending Distress Inks on top of that. I used some Distress Oxide Inks, but mainly for the gifts and the party hats because I don’t have many colors. Then I shaded the images using Prismacolor Premier color pencils. I love how it looks! I think that with a little bit of shading the kitties look so much better. I added some Nuvo Drops to the party hats as well.
I know it looks so much better if the pattern continues beyond the card front panel but I was so happy with the coloring of the kitties that I didn’t want to cut them. So I used some scalloped border dies on the panel to trim it to an 8” by 3” piece, and foam mounted that on an 8” by 3.5” card base I made using Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Dark Chocolate’ cardstock. To choose the color of the card base, I was inspired by Rina. I always love the color combos she uses, so I checked out her Instagram feed, and I was inspired by this card.
For the sentiments, I used some Lawn Fawn stamps. I heat embossed them on white on the same dark brown cardstock. Then I used foam squares to adhere the sentiment strips on the front panel. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on the inside of the card that reads: ‘Translation: wishing you a pawsome day’.
I had so much fun making this card! I am in love with this stencil and I love how easily you can color the images ink-blending them and then adding detail with any other coloring media.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
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