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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Catch You Later, Friendship Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

I thought this card I found on Pinterest was just too darn cute and I had to give it a try.  There wasn't much for instructions when I clicked through the link so here's how I made the card. You can see the original card here.

I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for the base. Then I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Smoky Slate for the layer.  And the focal piece measured 3-3/4" x 5".  

I stamped the image from the "Catch You Later" set using black Memento ink.  I was all set to color the image in using Blends pens but when I practiced on a piece of scrap card stock, I found the colors to be too dark. So I was going to use my Blender pen and ink pads.  I ended up using the "Watercolor Pencils" and my Blender pen.

I colored the cat in using the Basic Gray watercolor pencil. Then I colored over some areas with the Basic Black watercolor pencil. The water in the fish bowl was colored in using the Balmy Blue watercolor pencil. I colored over the cat color on the bottom left.

The goldfish was colored in using the Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencil and I took my Blender pen and colored right on the pencil to pick up a bit more color for the highlights. 

The background was colored in with the Balmy Blue watercolor pencil and after using the Blender pen over it, I colored it in using my blending brush and some Balmy Blue ink. I used a piece of scrap copier paper on the sides to give the color and edge and I also had made a mask for the cat and fish image so I wouldn't get any ink on them. 

The shadow/surface below the cat and fish was created by using the Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso watercolor pencils. 

My colors are a bit different than on the original card but I think this worked out just fine. I like how the colors worked here an it looks just fine to me!

Thank you SO very much for stopping by to see today's friendship card,


KardsbyKadie said...

I just used this set today on a card for my blog.
Your card is SO FUN.....Your coloring skills are TOTALY OVER THE TOP.
Nicely done my friend.

Wavah said...

That is so darn cute. Good job.