Karen (the aforementioned fairy), has some of the most unusual, and beautifully 'restored' images anywhere on the internet. The moment I saw this cat from a children's drawing book, it just cried out to be turned into the sweetest Halloween kitten ever. (Don't you just love VERY simple images, that convey volumes of personality and style? Karen seems to have the knack for finding them.)
Here are my steps to make this very simple card:
- Saved the cat image and re-sized in Paint.net (my all time favorite graphics handling program - and it's FREE!) so that it would be the right size for my premade round card base.
- Printed it on 90 pound cardstock using black ink on draft.
- Layered a few papers in descending circles on the card base, with the center cicle being white. (Not sure how the whiskers would look on any other color, and this cat just wouldn't be him/herself without THOSE whiskers. )
- Fussy cut the cat graphic, then used my glue pen on the cat's face, and covered with black flocking. This took gluing a third of the image at a time, so the glue wasn't dry before the 'fur' when on.
- The eyes worked out perfectly, because my clear green "Dew Drops" were exactly the right size. Remember to glue anything translucent, with "dries clear" adhesive.
- A ribbon, gathered along one edge, and applied with score tape, makes a festive collar.
- The hat is just made of coordinating papers, ribbon and a sequin (from Cartwright's Sequins - the best selection of shiny goodness on this planet, or any other).
Have fun visiting all the talented folks who make amazing things using Karen's images, and thanks for taking the time to stop and visit here.