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Thinking of you: Kitten

kitten hearts wmWhat:

January’s instalment of Gerda Steiner’s progressive challenge gave us this cute little kitten with a big heart.


The card base was created by using Inka Gold through a stencil. I love the variety of textures this gives — high shine where the stencil is firm enough to be swiped over and more gritty where it’s too flexible to do more than dab through it.

I coloured the kitten with Copic markers — adding a little texture with some colourless blender refill on a rag — and went over the outlines with a black multiliner before fussy cutting it out. Then I mounted it on a piece of fun foam and covered the heart with Wink of Stella and a layer of glossy accents. And then put it to one side and stayed well away from the temptation to check if it was dry…

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed in silver on black card and glued to the card base. The (now dry) kitten was mounted on top of the sentiment. I die cut a few hearts and added them to the card, popping the largest one up on some foam, and covered them all with some more glossy accents.

kitten hearts detail wmChallenges:

Gerda Steiner progressive monthly challenge – January


  • stamps:
    Avery Elle – cake & candles
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – love you kitten
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – hearts
  • stencils:
    Create a Smile – swirly
  • inks:
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! – regular – silver pearl
  • pens:
    Copic multiliner 0.5
    Uni-ball – Signo UM-153 – white
  • colour:
    Inka Gold – platinum
  • Copic markers:
    cool grey – C00, C1, C3
    warm grey – W1, W3, W6, W8, W10
    pink – R01, E02
    eyes – YG25, YG17
    heart – R17, R27, R46
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Ranger – glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – solar white
    black card scraps
    Bazill Basics – ladybug trio
  • miscellaneous:
    fun foam
    Tombow mono multi liquid glue

4 thoughts on “Thinking of you: Kitten”

  1. Love that card base – it’s beautifully done. Your copic colouring is gorgeous and I too know the temptation to check if your glossy accents has dried!! Xx


    1. Seriously, I had to leave it overnight, I didn’t dare go near that much glossy accents before it was absolutely positively dry! I’ve left fingerprints on stuff that really did look like it should have been dry before… lesson learned!


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