Crazy Kitten Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #127


Sketch 127It’s time for a new challenge on the Can You Case It? blog. Challenge #127 is a color challenge with some amazing blue and green colors. I combined my Design Team card with the fact that I had to create a birthday card for my dad. He loves cats, so I couldn’t help but creating this crazy kitten birthday card 🙂

I started with stamping the cat and the present from the Crazy Things set onto water color card stock. To be able to blend the two images with water, I used a black Spectrum Aqua pen, colored the stamp and then stamped with it. I wanted to keep the cat simple, so I just colored some shadows. I wanted the present to be the highlight. That’s why I colored it with Zig clean color real brush markers (ok, from now on I will use an abbreviation for these… Zig CCRB) in green and turquoise. I colored just the edges and blended the rest with a water brush. Now I used the Persian Blue to outline the present and create a shadow around it. I used the same blue to color the entire background.

Crazy Kitten Birthday Card

The black outline from the present faded a little too much, so I outlined it again with a Faber Castell PITT artist pen. Now I ran the card stock through my die cutting machine, using the wonky stitched die from MFT. I also cut a piece of paper from the Kaiserkraft Mermaid Tales paper pad and adhered it behind the water color panel. I liked this particular sheet, because it has embossed lines on it that perfectly fit to the wonky stitched edges. At the end, I just popped both onto a card base and added some googly eyes to the cat. 🙂

Close Up 1

Close Up 2

I hope that you like my crazy kitten birthday card. Join us for this weeks color challenge at the CYCI blog, I’d love to see your creation!

Supplies Used

  • Stampers Anonymous – Crazy Cats & Crazy Things
  • Zig CCRB Markers – Persian Blue, Green, Turquoise Green, Green Gray
  • Spectrum Aqua – Black
  • MFT – Wonky Stitched Die
  • Kaiserkraft – Mermaid Tales Paper Pad


  1. Great birthday card for your dad. I love that kitty and your water colored background.

  2. Hi Josefine, Really cute card. I love the watercolor background. Char

  3. Very cute card, and I feel like that cat was just made to have googly eyes!

  4. Awe… how cute is that Cat!! Love it.

  5. I’m dying over the googlie eyes on this one…DYING!! It’s just too fun!!

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