Sunday, June 30, 2013

I've got "stagefright" because I'm a finalist!

I can't believe it, but I'm one of the ten finalists in the Kraftin Kimmie Guest Designer contest! I'm a lot excited and very nervous too.

The next step was to create a card with both the outside and inside decorated, which is not something I do often.

Here's what I created!

Here's the inside:

I cheated and used a sketch from Paper Take Weekly:

My card stars the  Kraftin' Kimmie's wonderful Cheshire Cat, who always makes me smile. I colored him in non-Disney colors using Copic markers in the BG and C families, which is coming up as slightly purple on the photo. His eyes have a touch of Spica Black Glitter pen to give them a mischievous sparkle. His nose has some Clear Gelly Glaze pen for a bit of dimension and shine. I sketched in the branch using a Copic Multiliner, then colored the branch with Copics.

The Cheshire Cat was stamped again onto Eclipse tape, fussy cut, then adhered over the image to protect it while I airbrushed a greenish/bluish hazy background.

The patterned papers are from several My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads from the Stella & Rose: Gertie and Hazel pads, some from the Fine & Dandy: Boy pad, and a sheet from an 8x8 Olde Curiosity Shoppe pad by Graphic 45. These are old and likely out of stock, but you can always find great papers HERE at a nice price!

I die cut white cardstock using SCACD's fabulous Breezy Branches Statement Corner die, then colored the die cut with Copic markers and popped it onto the card. I finished the outside of the card with Mint Green Kaisercraft rhinestones.

I decided to get all digital and scanned the stamped Cheshire cat, then erased everything but his smile, using PhotoElements, and printed it out onto white cardstock. Then I assembled the inside of the card using the same sketch and similar patterned papers from the pads mentioned above.

Thanks for visiting today and wish me luck! I think I'll need it!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie: Finalists Challenge
Paper Take Weekly Sketch #81: Free for all
Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes
Outlawz/Alcohol Ink Friday; Anything Goes


  1. Great card and fabulous coloring! Fingers crossed for you


  2. How fabulous! Love the inside too, so clever, Jo x

  3. A great stamp and a lovely layout!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  4. I just had to tell you again how much I love this card. I decided to check out your blog. Darling card Kathi.

  5. OMGosh, Kathi, I heart this card, inside and out! Fabulous! Great coloring and design; love the colors and DP; love the fun die cuts, and that smile on the inside just cracks me up! :^)
    And you so deserve to come in first! Crossing my fingers for you! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Definitely a winning card for me!! Great use of the image, inside and out and I love the very elegant colour palette. Best of luck :)

  7. Gorgeous card Kathi :-) I LOVE this image and will have to get it !! this would be perfect for my friend ! the colours and all the details are fabulous !

    Good Luck ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Great coloring and I love the tree branch in the corner. You rock chickee!

  9. Gorgeous card Kathi, love that cute image and the inside of your card looks fab too.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx