#470 – Critter Calls 2

PE: Winner at Cupcake Inspirations challenge!!

Cupcake Inspirations - Sweet Six

Global Design Project Winner!!

Global Design Project - Winner

Hello! Back with more critter CAS cards! Think I am on a roll? I don’t think so – I just finished all the critter ideas I had, and I don’t think I’ll be getting any more in the near future! ๐Ÿ˜› In the meantime, I am also celebrating 2 years of blogging! I never even remembered until today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, setting that aside, here’s my first card –


I used only WPlus9 Happy Mail for this card. After stamping the critters in Paper Trey Ink Classic Kraft, I watercolored them using Dried Marigold + Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone and Seedless Preserves distress inks. I then trimmed the panel, rounded the top corners, stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black and foam mounted the panel on the card base.

Submitting this to Global Design Project #34: Sketch Challenge, Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #358 and CASometry Challenge #2: Make 5

For my second card, I actually went back and forth three times before coming up with the final version –


I realized the best way to make these cards involving critters in CAS is to confine the stamped space to a small area – spreading it all over the card just wasn’t working for me! Coming back to the card – I first cut out a panel using My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangle, stamped the doggie from My Favorite Things Top Dog using Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut the kite, from Paper Smooches Kite. I also die cut the kite from some plaid pattern paper from DCWV Floral Stack. I then sponged in the sky and grass using Mowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio distress inks and colored the heart and the little doggie’s scarf using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. After stamping the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black I also drew the kite’s string using Copic Multi-liner 0.3 pen. I then used a scrap piece of card stock to adhere the kite and the card panel and foam mounted the while thing on the card base using foam tape.

Submitting this to Less is more #274: Pattern Paper, Addicted to CAS #87: Plaid, Happy Little Stampers: May CAS Challenge: In-laid Die-cutting, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 (I chose Birthday, Sponging, White Space) and Paru’s Card Making Challenge: May Challenge: Summer

Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

61 thoughts on “#470 – Critter Calls 2

  1. Thank you for participating in my challenge! Your card is the sweetest! And the coloring is just amazing, like the fairy tail!
    Anna K.

  2. Fabulous cards! I headed over here from LIM and love your entry with the cute image and gorgeous paper used in the kite. Great job!

  3. Your cards are just lovely Ashwini and I am so glad you could join us. I love how organic your water colouring is on your first card. A great take on this weeks sketch challenge. Thank you for playing with us at Global Design Project.

  4. 2 fabulous, fun and totally adorable cards. Love that plaid kite with the gorgeous little puppy. Excellent inky blending and a perfect take on our challenge at both ATCAS and Less is More this week. Thanks so much for playing along. Sarah

  5. Cute cards,The first one is clean with the washed look, and the second one looks cool with the plaid kite, how innovative!! Ashwini, you are good with critters I must admit. I posted one just now, I am so bad with critters, and making cute cards..lol. I somehow managed ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So you started blogging about the same time as me, I see quite a few crafters started blogging in 2014, mine was February though. I look back and wow!!

    • Thank you Rahmat – having a a full board for critters in Pinterest really helps! ๐Ÿ˜€
      That’s a great co-incidence that we started blogging at the same time! And I agree – looking back and seeing where I stood then and now..is just wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Two super cute and fabulous cards! You may have gone back and forth with your second card, but your final design is awesome! Love that there are areas of detail with the patterned paper and the way you colored the scarf, but that you beautifully maintained lots of white space. Thanks so much for joining us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9!

  7. Oh my goodness! This is so sweet it just melted my heart! Your coloring is so soft and beautiful!!! Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

  8. I love the pretty blend on your first card and the plaid kite on your second is just adorable with those gentle blends.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. Both cards are absolutely lovely. I think the water colours on the first card are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week. Deborah, DT.

  10. Congratulations, Ashwini, on being selected as a winner this week at Global Design Project. This card couldn’t be more adorable!

  11. Ashwini, I’m in breath-taken-away awe at the stunning beauty of your two cards! Beautifully coloured, delightfully charming! CAS-ilicious in every way! Looking forward to seeing what you create for Anna’s next round…

  12. so pretty cards ๐Ÿ™‚ the plaid kite and the critter look so cute. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

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  16. OMG! I totally understand why you won, your card is so adorable! The colors you chose to play with are simply beautiful and as sweet as the image. LOVE it!

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