Thursday, December 22, 2011

For the hubby - Just for fun

Hello Everybody!

Here's a little card I made for my hubby, just for fun. It's his lol but I have it displaying on my side of the office... teeheehee! I had pre-colored this Cheeky Kitty a while back and gave it a twist by drawing a "Catwoman" mask. This was inspired by my love of  watching old Catwoman and Batman scenes as a kid and often would "borrow" my some of my brothers comic books.
Here is a link of where I got my digi image from:

The Cheeky Kitty I colored in colored pencils and the faux stitching was done with a white gelly roll and the lips with a gelly roll too.

The Sentiment I printed that on the computer and used a Spellbinders die from the Ribbon Tag Trio Two set - I just cut off the ribbon holes. 

I added some Darice Self-Stick Gems 'cause our Catwoman is all about her diamonds!

The Cityscape was cut with my cricut and tweaked the width and height to fit the card.

The Moon was also cut with the cricut but that can be any circle shape from any cartridge that has circles.

For the moonlight in the sky I lightly colored the blue cartdstock in the area of the moon.

For the whip.... oh yea!!! lol j/k... more like ouch! I used embroidery floss and just make a chain by doing  simple slip knots like the first row of knitting. Then I used some of the hubby's black electrical tape lol and made the whip handle. The very end of the whip has a few speckles of stickles glitter glue.

I hope everyone enjoyed the visit. Thanks for stopping by. Grrrr....... or Meow!

Katya Bess

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Season Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!

For the Sentiment I used a stamp from My Creative Time
The stamp set is called: Gift Card Sentiments

As you can see I'm too chicken to cut my stamp so I just inked
part of the stamp and wrapped the other part around the block 
and it's okay 'cause it somewhat sticks to the block. (If I had a second set of these stamps I would be
bold enough to cut one set to interchange words)

Here is my finished front of the card.

I used the Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia dies
the inside I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen (still working on making the "pearls")
I also used a die from the Spellbinders: Foliage set

The cardstock paper is from Recollections: Precious Metals
the background and so are the poinsettias 

For sentiment layer I used Spellbinders: Lattice Rectangles
 Thank you so much for visiting my page.

Katya Bess

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You Card - Tiger Lily

Good Morning Everyone!

Before I pick up my baby girl from pre-school I will post a card that I finished last week. I don't know if you're tired of these flower cards but I fell in love with making 3D flowers. I got this idea from 
So I can't take credit for the idea or how the flower is assembled- the only thing is that instead of the punches she is using I used my cricut and and Gypsy to make my pedals and stamens. 

I shaped the petals and stamens with the McGill styluses she uses in the video- much better then using the end-caps of my pens or markers. 

I did come up with an idea for Lily buds because I've gotten lilies and I've sent lilies for a cousin and all of the lilies weren't blossomed. To make the buds I cut two green pieces of paper sort of in an elongated oval shapes and shaped each one individually. Then paste them together on one edge only and shape it in a cup again in case it flatten out a little.  After that I used some pearlescents paint (orange) since buds usually show the color of the lily. I also used pearlescent orange paint to paint only the centers of each peatal before I added the little specks with my marker (let it dry of course so I made lots of petals to use another time) This doesn't have to be pearlescent paint but that's the only type of paint I had a the time... but it did turn out okay it gave it a light and pretty shimmer.

Please excuse my dingy lighting it was night time and my lamp is not that bright for picture taking.

Most of the time I add water to my card stock when I shape the petals or leaves to make flowers but normally I make them much smaller so this time the first Lily I made looks a bit wrinkled and the second one I didn't use water at all and it has the smoother look. I guess it just depends on the size of the flower. 

Hope you liked them. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a fun, crafty and blessed day!