2011/06/28

White cat 'happy birthday' card

A card I made for my bff =) That's the girl I'm always trying to impress and it takes me a lot of time to make a proper card for her.
This year it's a card with a cat. Why cat?.. Frankly speaking the private life of my girlfriend isn't going very well, so her manicure artist thought of a trick for her: every nail art she gets has a tiny white male-cat on her little finger =) And she's going to have him until a proper male appears in her life.
I picked up this topic and wanted to make a bigger white cat - maybe he will help her to attract a nice man?..
That's the card itself:


The cat is completed designed by me =) When I was making my "tribal jewelry" I browsed some sites devoted to Native American art, and found a beautiful example...
Be sure to check out THIS LINK. Paper sculptures. Unfortunatelly, I don't know who the author is - if someone knows, let me know, pleeeeease!!! I was wowed by the gorgeous feather and hair work, and I knew I had to try something alike. Well, my work is very poor in comparison to those pieces of art, but I didn't try to copy it, just had some fun with paper hair technique.
Cat is paper pieced - it consists of 10 parts, I used scissors and some water to shape the pieces. How do you like my cat's fur? =) His eyes and nose are covered with glossy accent for some shine and dimension.


Cat stays on a silver plate surrounded with the seed bead frame. Plus some ribbons - white, shiny blue and silver, embellished with pearls. A few butterflies - thanks to Pastila for these punched wings ;)
The mat under the cat is processed with my CraftRobo - paws pattern, I glued this mat on little paper stacks so that it's obvious that the paw prints are cut out as they provide fine shadows.
And the card is the first easel-card I made.
That's the way it looks when opened:

With a sentiment plate saying "Happy birthday!" with punched and embossed corners.
For this card I used color combo from Colour create - Challenge 73? blue, grey and white.
which seemed to be too masculine at first, but then I remembered that blue is my bff's fave color, so I stuck to this scheme!


And a sketch by Арт-Уголок: Открытка №34 "В скобках"

The sketch is rotated 90 degrees, instead of dots I have paws and instead of flowers and buttons - a few butterflies.
Скетч повернула на 90 градусов, точки заменила лапками, а цветочки и пуговички - бабочками.

Having some ribbons I'm entering a Dream Valley Challenge #10 again - ribbons =)

Thanks for looking!

27 comments:

  1. Lovely !! You did a great job on the cat. The paw marks cut so neatly. Love this card of yours.

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  2. Lovely !! You did a great job on the cat. The paw marks cut so neatly. Love this card of yours.

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  3. Ален, какой котик замечательный!!!!Такой весь пушистенький)))

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  4. Suganthi, thank you very much! =) I appreciate your comments =)

    Лиля, спасибо за комментарий =)

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  5. Классненько, Алена!

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  6. Спасибо =) Надеюсь, подруге понравится =)

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  7. Wow one of the most beautiful paper sculptures I have seen. Thank You for the link but I like yours better as its sweeter!I have been meaning to try this out and even bought a book but it takes time especially to design one fresh. Lovely work. You have good hands. Please do more of these.

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  8. In the book I have most of the sculptures are framed. Do consider framing your next sculpture it is so lovely

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  9. Wow, that's really unique, never seen anything like this before, and so much work and planning must have gone into it. I hope it brings your friend some luck. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Vallley Challenges. CoB

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  10. Sonia, thank you very much! Your comments are very inspiring =) *hugs*
    I will probably try again, and with framing =) As soon as I get the idea and time for something really extraordinary =)))

    Carole, thank you for stopping by and leaving your love =)

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  11. Fabulous! Gorgeous decoupaging and love the paw print backing!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

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  12. Such a unique card - the techniques you have used are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

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  13. Wow...this is one unique & gorgeous card! Love how you made the cat & all the little details! This is fabulous work!

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  14. Juli, Shari, Kay - thank you very much!!! much appreciated

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  15. Невероятно! Алёна, не устаю удивляться выдумке и таланту.

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  16. Спасибо, Таня, ты мне льстишь ;)

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  17. OMGOSH! That cat is amazing!! Awesome work!

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  18. What an amazing card....love the cat you have created and such a brilliant background.

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  19. Kelly and Merry, thank you very much, ladies! I appreciate your attention a lot! =)

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  20. Круто! Такая киска классная получилась!!!

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  21. Кот бесподобен! Но к сожалению скетч АртУголка в открытке слабо просматривается ((( Будем рады видеть Вас в наших следующих заданиях.

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  22. Эх, в кои-то веки решила взяться за скетч - все рамочки посчитала, количество ленточек учла, даже "горошки" в "лапки" перевела, и нате - пролетела. Ну ладно. Вывод - на скетчи больше не зарюсь =)

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  23. OMG! What a beautiful cat! I love your card!

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  25. Thank you, Santhosh Kumar! I'll be happy to drop by =)

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