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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

3 x 3 Minis - Part 10

This is the last of the ten 3" x 3" mini-cards that I made for a swap.  I decided to make this one a Christmas theme, using a plaid card I got from HOTP and cut to size. For the focal I used a stencil I purchased from Paper Wishes.

I have quite a few family & friends who like cats, so I like making cat cards, but was not sure how this stencil would work out.  I started with a piece of white card stock, taped my stencil to it, and applied white dimensional paint just for the greeting, the eyes, the fuzzy parts of the hat, and the cat's paws (yes, those are two paws by her face - hard to tell, huh! - maybe we'll just say she's wearing a collar! LOL).  Anyway, before the paint dried, I added white fun flock to the tassel and brim of the hat, and ivory Flower Soft to the paws, leaving the greeting and eyes as they were.

After everything was thoroughly dry, I cut a rectangular shape using my paper cutter with a fancy blade. I put the stencil back on top and used chalks to color in the rest of the image.  Then I added a bit of chalk around the sentiment to help it show up better.

Next I took a green pen and outlined the leaves, adding some vein lines; and then used a red pen to outline the hat, berries, the letters in the greeting, and the outer edge of the focal.  The fuzzy parts of the hat weren't showing up as well as I liked, so I outlined them in pencil and then ran a pencil line around the cat's "face" to help better define it.

Finally, I added just a couple of dots of green stickles to make her eyes glow.

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