Elizabeth Cooper
I love swaps, especially themed ones. Like challenges, they test my creativity and allow me to go outside my comfort zone. Very often, I'm surprised by what I create and usually very pleased. That was the case with this little gem:

The theme for this swap was the letter "K". We had to make a card using that letter as the main inspiration for an element on the card: either a flower, an animal, or a color starting with "K". After thinking about it for a while, I decided on "K"ittens. Because really, who doesn't love kittens?

I ended up going through my stash of crafting supplies, and not finding any kittens I was happy with, so I turned to the Internet for help. I ended up choosing this fabulous image supplied by The Graphics Fairy. She has the most amazing variety of vintage images up for grabs, so if you haven't checked her out yet, be sure to drop by.

Using the image as my starting point, I chose papers from Jillibean Soup's 6x6 Apple Cheddar paper pad. I used a subtle edge punch for the orange strip of paper (the Dotted Scallop Medium edger punch by EK Success), added some ribbon and ran a piece of twine through a button (all from Jillybean Soup), and finished off the card with some Paprika Stickles for the little girl's headband and belt. I know you can't see the effect very well in the picture, but it looks great in person!

1 Response
  1. kathi17 Says:

    So cute, I love the vintage feel you gave it!