Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happy Purrthday

Hey there -

I just love this Newton's Nook Stamp.  The cat head shaped balloon makes me smile every time I see it.  The stamp is perfect for several challenges -

Inky Paws Challenge  - Colors Yellow, Teal, Green
Seize the Birthday - With Toppings - Balloons
AAA Birthday- Anything Goes
Work it Wednesday - SSS Pet Project

I stamped a grid stamp tone on tone on a yellow card base. Then I sponged ink in teal and yellow onto a card panel using Newton's Nook Bokeh stencils.  I felt they gave a feel of lots and lots of balloons.

I added smaller dots with a copic marker in green to fill in some white space.  Next, I stamped the sentiment and partially stamped the Newton Balloon image. After coloring, it was die cut with a circle and popped up against the bokeh inked panel and the card base. 

There is a lot going on here for me and not my usual style.  But I think it is definitely festive as a birthday card should be!


Thanks for visiting!


Jane said...

Yes that cat balloon is super fun, but then I love balloons anyway! Love the sweet cat image too and your card is just so bright and happy. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

I Card Everyone said...

Cat, your bokeh is fab, the yellow plaid , and that balloon? yep, purrrrrfectly adorable. But then every single thing about this cutie is just that! You can have your way with any style, we love them all!

Jean said...

Very cute - perfect combination with the cat and that stencil set!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Definitely festive. The stenciling on the top panel looks like a nice continuation of the balloons. Nice job!

HilaryJane said...

Great bokeh background and it works really well with the tone on tone grid.This card is just full of interest, love the shadow of the turquoise ballon showing through the yellow one. A really nice departure from your usual style xx

Barb Ghig said...

Super CUTE kitty and your Bokeh stenciling is absolutely amazing, Cat! I love your color combo and your tone-on-tone stamping on the background is perfect! Such a fun card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Purfectly fun card -- I adore the dots too. Thanks for joining in at STB.

Greta said...

So clever using the dots for the feeling of balloons & it totally works! Great card, Cat!

Indy's Designs said...

Delightful card! Love your dotted background, and this Newton stamp set is one of my favorites, especially the cat-shaped balloon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

beckynoelle said...

Super cute background and great job layering your balloons! Thanks for joining us for this Inky Paws Challenge!

Tina said...

Love the Bokeh! Cute card!