Monday, March 03, 2014

Wanna Party? ~ CYP Challenge # 203

There's a new challenge at Craft Your is Monday, after all :) The theme this week is Birthday Bonanza and our fabulous sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps. I chose to play with this adorable party cat image called Kitty Party which I coloured with my Prismacolor pencils. The looks on their faces make me laugh, especially the grumpy one...the party pooper. The little one peeking out is so cute, too. I fussy cut the bunch of them, adhered them to black cardstock, and cut a narrow border before popping them up on foam tape.

I created a birthday hat shape for the card to reflect the shape of their party hats and make the card more playful. The card base is 5 and 3/4 x 6" and I scored the back triangle about 1 1/4 inches from the top so it would fold back to open. The front and back are glued together above that fold line so the card opens from the bottom. Clear as Mud? The background paper is from a birthday themed pad from Paper Wishes which I have had for ever!. It was cut smaller than the card base and then matted in black. Narrow black strips of the same cardstock became the stripes at the top and bottom.

The sentiment on the hat topper comes from Doodle Pantry and was cut with a Spellbinder's die before the edges were inked with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. The letters for "Wanna party?" are stickers. The white letters are sparkly and have been outlined with a black pen to make them more visible.

I kept the inside very simple with scraps of the front papers layered and faux stitched to outline, The letters are more stickers. I often complete the insides of my cards this way, layering up some papers or elements from the front to add flow to the card. It's such a simple way to finish the inside and quick to do because the scraps are still on my desk.

Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate that so much. If you get a minute, stop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT. I'm hoping you will join us for this challenge...after all, who doesn't need an extra birthday card in their stash!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #60 Optional Twist: Use Your Stash ( birthday paper and stickers)
Glitter n Sparkle ~ #74 Add a Sentiment
One Stitch at a Time ~ #202 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish ~ #201 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges ~ #194 Animals
Catch the Bug ~ March Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Bonnie, this card is just lovely. The party hat shape is brilliant !! I do so love that image too...each and every cat has their own personality like in real life !! Love the peeking one too. Great job, and love the vibrant colours too.

Lynn, CYP DT Teamie

Unknown said...

Such a fab idea Bonnie! I'd put such an adorable hat up any moment ;-) Those kittens sure look like they know how to party! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
lovely card with a great image. I like your colouring and the shape of your card.
xxx Michelle

cass said...

Cute shaped card, thanks for joiining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

Jodie Mackrell said...

what a fantastic card! thank you for joining us this week at Catch The Bug!

Debbie Adams said...

What a totally fun card. Your so creative. :D Love the animals, they are so adorable. Thanks you sharing and joining us on OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card!! LOVE the shape and the colours are so bright and cheery! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

Bubleeing Colors said...

Awe...this image is super cute………So pretty and so many fine details……love how you designed with all the details around to highlight the image…….. Thank-you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week !!!!

(Robyn's Fetish Challenge DT)

CraftyGirl said...

Love that it is the shape of a party hat. :) Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

valou250809 said...

Fabulous card! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge". Good luck!