I just received my order from the newest The Cat’s Pajama release stamps in the mail and had to try it out right away. Yesterday was a mini VSN over on SCS. One of the challenges posted was to create a two layer card with an uplifting message. We had to use Tan somewhere on the card.

If I don’t see sunshine every so often, I get all mopey. So the sentiment I used on this card would definitely cheer me up.

I stamped the girl from Spring Rain on Express It! Blending card in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut and embossed it with Petite Oval Nestabilities. Next I colored the image with Copic Markers (Boots, Coat, Umbrella Shading: R05, R08, R27, Sweater, Chicks: Y32, Y38, Skirt: E42, E43, E44, Hair: E33, E35, E25, E29, Skin: E00, E01, E11, Grass: YG23, YG25, YG17), masked the girl and chicks and airbrushed the background with Copic Marker BG01. I added a few grass blades with a Prismacolor Pencil.

I stamped the umbrella on Cosmo Crickets Garden Variety paper, cut it out and shaded it with Copic markers before adhering it over my main image.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock. It was folded in half and the edges were cut with the W R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper, and the card front was embossed with Provo Craft’s Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

A 2″ x 4 1/4″ strip of Garden Variety paper was adhered to the card base and the sentiment from Spring Rain was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the lower right hand corner. May Arts black gingham ribbon was tied around the upper edge of the paper strip and topped with a Basic Grey button to finish off my card.

Boy, I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to make a two layer card. I hope you have a wonderful day! I am afraid to go out. This morning it was MINUS 4 degrees, it’s now a whopping 14. BRRRRRR…..just a bit too cold for me.

Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

17 Responses to “Mini VSN – Slimming Down Challenge”

  1. She is just darling, and I love your beautiful coloring!! I love the texture and your perfect bow as well!!

  2. darling card Beate. Your coloring is purrr-ty and I love the textures!! Thanks so much for playing with us. 🙂

  3. Another adorable card Beate!! I am always impressed when I visit your blog…why wouldn’t I be…you are the best! I especially love the embossing on this one and your color choice for ribbon and the button…matches perfectly. TFS 🙂

  4. Such an adorable card! I know what you mean about less layers. Very hard for me to do! I bet the weather has been a shocker for you up there after living down here. I see you are on the move again. Hope it is somewhere warmer!!

  5. This is so adorable, Beate! I love the embossed dots!

  6. Just adorable! This card makes me so happy!

  7. This is adorable!

  8. Love, love, love this card, Beate. The color just pops…sooopretty!

  9. Just lovely! The colours you chose work so well together and are very cheery. Your copic colouring is beautiful.

  10. I too am needing a little sunshine. Seems like this time of year it is difficult to keep smiling! Your card has made me smile. Thanks for this little ray of sunshine!

  11. Good morning sunshine….I think you do two layer cards quite beautifully! Your card is so sweet – love the image, and of course, your coloring is da bomb! Great job, my friend, and I adore that sentiment. I am so so so so SO sick of grey skies! Hugs!

  12. awww this is so darling Beate

  13. I just love this, Beate! now I’m kicking myself for not adding this one to my cart. love those kraft dots!

  14. Oh Wow -4 that is too cold, we are suppose to go up to Michigan in Feb. and I am hoping it gets a bit warmer when we have to go. This card is sure to bring a smile with that image alone, love your coloring of it, great choice in your background embossing!

  15. awww…. she is sooooo adorable!! super duper cute card, girl! love it!

  16. This card turned out great! The Cat’s Pajamas has such cute stamps… I love how you used the little girl, she looks adorable colored like that! You did great with the two-layer challenge.


  17. This is just TOO CUTE!!

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