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Friday, September 2, 2011

Queen Kat Design Call

I heard that Queen Kat Designs is looking for a few good cardmakers, so I have been pulling out my Copics and papers and embellishments and working on a few cards to enter the running. 
My first card uses Kiss Me Froggie from Queen Kat Designs, as well as Manga Fairy from Sugar Nellie.
The card base is Core-dinations paper whose edges I sanded to distress it a bit.  On top of that I added dark brown cardstock from The Paper Company, and a piece of DCWV Luxury Stack for my background.  I had some leftover diecut flourishes from another project that I placed on my "canvas", touching it up a bit with Stickles and jewels.  The flowers are a combination of Primas and Michael's brands, on which I attached a clear acrylic flower button and a jewel.  I folded the flower on which my Manga Fairy sits.  I colored my fairy with Copics: Y11,17,35; YG03; BG10,72 & V000.  I added a little shimmer with AT YOU Black Twinkle pen and a lot of shimmer with CTMH Liquid Glass and Stickles.
The object of her affections is that cute little frog prince from QKD, whose smile lets you know he knows she's captivated by him!  Just a word of advice to those little girls looking for a frog prince to kiss:  The crown is a dead giveaway!!

For my next card I used a Hambo Stamps digi image called St. Pat Hamster on a tri-fold card. I colored him twice with Copics E00,37: G94; R11 B60 & 100 (black), then cut out the pot of gold and the shamrock on his hat and used dimensional dots to attach them to my full image.  I gave him a little shimmer with CTMH Liquid Glass. I colored the gold with Copics Y11 & 17 and used two different colors of Stickles (gold and yellow) and  Liquid Glass sparingly throughout the coins. Finally, I adhered some tiny mixed gold beads at the bottom of the pot.
I used Paper Trey cardstock for my card base and framed some leftover patterned paper with white cardstock for the background.
On the inside, I Stickled some paper flowers in coordinating colors to the top of the piece, and used my Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals for the inside sentiment.
Yes, St. Patty's Day is a long time coming, but everyone could use a bit of luck any time!

For my final entry, I had just found a steal of a deal at my local Goodwill store, seizing three large mounted rubber stamps, and I though the kitty in the hat box by Linda Grayson was a great image to color and place on a card.  I used basic grey patterned papers for the base and blocking.  I used Copics: C1,3; Y11; V000; RV00,04 & YG03 to color my image.  I find I am sadly in need of more markers!  For dimension, I added some assorted colors of Stickles and some Liquid Glass.  I carried the flower theme onto the rest of the card, using a few Michael's brand roses in various sizes, and adding a tiny amount of luminescent pearls to the patterned paper. Oh, I forgot the feather, didn't I?  Well, I don't know why I put a feather on the card, it just seemed to beg for one!  I call this card, "Love in a Box."  Don't you just want to pick up that kitty and snuggle with it? (and I am NOT a cat person!!)

So, wish me luck on the design call.  You can check out all the wonderful inspiration cards and "gotta-have" images that Queen Kat Designs offers HERE.


Melissa said...

Great cards!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely cards! Best of luck to you. Holley

Debbie said...

I love the first card especially. I'm going to go look for that stamp right now! Great job and I'm so glad you shared with us!