Hi Creative Friends,
I am sharing a lovely little card design using another new Penny Black stamp, Sweet Sip. Some might think that recently I have gone a little cat crazy but I couldn’t resist this adorable kitty cat in a teacup. She looks so sweet and the teacup is lovely.
For this card, there are only two main elements, the cat in the teacup and the bokeh background. So, let’s start with the Bokeh background.
Bokeh is a favorite background of mine and it is so easy to create. I started with a Bristol paper panel for easy ink blending. Then blended on a light base layer of Tumbled Glass. Once the panel was completely covered with Tumbled Glass ink, I used my circle template and Peacock Feathers to blend on different-sized circles over the panel. I repeated the same steps with Salvaged Patina and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks.
With the Bokeh panel done, I stamped the Sweet Sip teacup and cat onto a piece of watercolor paper using Versafine Black Onyx ink, then watercolored it with Peacock Feathers for the flowers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Wild Honey for the background of the cup. A very watery mixture of Black Soot was used for the kitty cat, with a touch of Picked Raspberry for his cheeks and collar. With the painting completed and dry, I fussy cut out the teacup and cat, then set it aside.
Next, I cut out the Soaring circles and butterflies from Neenah 110lb. white cardstock.
Ready to assemble, I added a diagonally striped panel out of the Lawn Fawn Flower Market paper pack to the front of a white card base. I also added a slightly larger panel of white cardstock to the back of the bokeh panel.
A foam panel was added to the back of the now two layer bokeh panel to pop it up, then adhered to the diagonal stripes card base. The Soaring white circles and background was glued on front, then with a little foam tape of the back of the teacup, it was placed on top. One of the butterflies from the Soaring die set was added, along with a little jewel for his body.
To finish, I cut out a tiny tag from Simply Graphic Mini Labels die set, hand wrote ‘Happy Birthday’ with a 01 Mangaka pen and adhered it with a spot of glue to the teacup handle. A tiny hemp cord bow was added to complete the card!
(Tip: I didn’t have a teal colored piece of hemp cord so I created my own by coloring the piece of neutral cord with a teal colored alcohol marker – it works swimmingly!) ♥