Saturday, January 4, 2014

Three Kings Day Kitty

You may have seen my New Year's post about our grape tradition; well, there's another Spanish tradition we always followed while I was growing up: Three Kings Day. You can see the cards I've made previously for this holiday here on my blog. This year, I focused on the tradition of leaving your shoes out for the Kings to leave presents in.

I thought it would be fun to use this "Party Animal" rubber stamp by Strawberry Kisses/Crafter's Companion.
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I stamped the image four times: on white, shiny gray, gold, and silver papers (all purchased at Michaels). The silver base piece was cut/emobossed with a Pagemaps die. I added some detail on the kitty with a Warm Gray Copic, and then covered it with white flocking by rubbing it through my Xyron sticker machine (I did retrace it with an XS Pitt pen. The confetti & streamers with colored with a Wite-Out pen and also retraced with the black pen. The gold shoe was painted with gold Stickles. The sentiment is from a Dilo En EspaƱol set and was heat-embossed in detail gold (Stampendous).

Although difficult to see in this photo, there are three die-cut hearts on the bottom of the card. They were cut using SCAL and my Silhouette, from a black pre-glittered Core'Dinations cardstock.

The black background was edged with zig-zag scissors, and is backed with a shiny black paper (Recollections/Michaels). I finished the card with some Platinum Opal Liquid Pearls in the corners.

ColourQ #222
Inspiration/Challenges:
ColourQ: Color Combo #222
Crafter's Companion January Challenge: Hearts + CC product (die-cut hearts + Strawberry Kisses/CC Stamp)
Delicious Doodles #69: Layer Up
Sparkle N Sprinkle January Challenge: Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking (used flocking a glitter glue)


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9 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card. Love the flocked kitty and the glittery gold shoe. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Debbie Fisher said...

What a fabulous card, i love the gold shoe, thanks for joining us over at Crafters Companion...Good Luck
Hugs Debbie xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your card! What a sweet kitty!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, CG - such a darling card! Love that little kitty with a bow on her head. Your shoe looks great with the added sparkly texture on the top part! Hope things are going well for you these days. It's so nice visiting your blog again!

Now to put on my other hat. Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

Sylvia said...

Fun card, CG! Happy 2014 and thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

{Chrissie} said...

I ADORE the glitter on the shoe! Fabulous card!

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Companion!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Layer it up”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Amy White said...

What a sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ!

wendyp said...

Super cute! Love the glittery shoe! Thanks for playing along with this month's Crafter's Companion challenge!