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November 1, 2014

Window Kitty Birthday Card

Looking Through My Window

Kitty in the window, b-day card

Everything about this card is designed for the recipient: the gray house, window box of petunias and garden spade out front. But the star of the show is the orange cat in the window. See how the light shines through the window?

Kitty in the window, inside panel

Kitty in the window, card front

Kitty, looking out the window is amused by the little bird that just landed on the top of the spade.

The scene outside a cat's window is always changing. No wonder they like to stare for so long.


kitty, inside house looking out, b-day card
On the inside, we see the kitty's view through the window. We can see his coloring better, too. Doesn't his fur look real?

The actual "glass" of the window is acetate.

Notice, the wee bird and one petunia are coloured on both sides as they show through the glass.




Sentiment and Verse

Inside the card is another card which contains the birthday sentiment and verse. This provided a panel to be the wallpaper of the room. (see top photo)
"Birthday Blessings" was cut at a rather large size, filling the width of the inside card.

Kitty window card, inside verse

I prepared the verse on my computer.
After sizing and trimming the inside verse panel, I punched the corners with my MS lace punch.


Window: After cutting 2 window frames, I scored them across the top and bottom to make the molding stand out. On the inside frame, I drew a faint brown line near the bottom to create a window sill for kitty to sit on.
Kitty is cut from white and sponged in tea dye ink, then I painted tabby markings in light brown Promarker. I coloured both sides as he is visible from front and back.
Curtain was cut twice and glued back-to-back.
Flowers:  cut from bright pink, and I hand painted darker pink veins to resemble petunias.
Leaves:  cut flat shape as per cartridge, then I added extra punched leaves
Grass: layered back piece with punched leaves (bush)
Spade and bird: cut from white and coloured with Promarkers

Cartridges Used

Everyday Paper Dolls - Cat
Creative Cards - Card shape, window, curtain, window box and flowers
A Child's Year - Spade with grass and bird
George & Basic Shapes - Birthday Blessings sentiment


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