Monday, November 30, 2015

Chinese New Year Panda Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

Hi everyone :o)

Today it´s my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Chinese New Year Panda Card.

I used super cute image 'Chinese New Year Panda' from 2013 January Panda Releases . The sentiment are Chinese symbols and say: Live Laugh Love.

Details about my card...

I printed the image on a white cardstock paper. I draw circles around panda's eyes, colored the image with colored pencils, fussy cut the image leaving white border around it and added gloss resin to panda's muzzle and lampion, to add dimension to the image and to create glossy accents.

While the image was drying, I made a panel and a stripe with symbols (sentiment).

For the strip I used Bugaboo Stamps 'Chinese Live Love Laugh Symbols'. I removed circles and translation of symbols, inserted them into a MS Word document and printed on a stripe of watercoloring paper. 

Then I made a panel. I colored the panel in Ink smooshing technique. I love this technique!!! :o) I used Stabilo markers, plastic pocket bag, water and bottle sprayer. I added some color on plastic pocket bag, sprayed it with water and smooshed color on the panel. I was adding color by color, couple of layers, drying them between.

When I was satisfied with colors and pattern, I glued the stripe and ink smooshed panel on a white cardstock card base, glued 3-D foams behind the panda image and placed it on the card.

Card dimensions are 100 mm x 132 mm (4" x 5 1/4").

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Chinese New Year Panda' from 2013 January Panda Releases
  • Bugaboo Stamps 'Chinese Live Love Laugh Symbols'
  • white cardstock paper
  • Koh-i-noor Watercolor paper (250 gms)
  • white watercoloring paper 
  • colored pencils (3 shades of red)
  • Stabilo Pens 68
    • Yellow 44
    • Orange 54 
    • Red 48
    • Black 46
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • UHU universal glue 
  • 3-D foam self adhesive pads  
  • gloss resin super-clear 
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • sprayer bottle
  • plastic pocket bag
  • tweezers
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • crafting needle
  • paper towels 
  • water 

I hope you enjoyed my spotlight project for this month, also last for this year. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. Be prepared for super cuteness! :o)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #172 - Make Your Mark

2) Craft Your Passion Challenges, Challenge #290 - Always Anything Goes

3) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge, Challenge #22 - Anything Goes 

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be sharing another card with you. Have a lovely day, enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka 


  1. So gorgeous Milka, I like the Panda and the background
    Kevin xx

  2. Fabulous card. I love how you have created that amazing background and your cute little panda !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  3. Oh this is wonderful, Milka - love that bright happy background, and your adorable panda! So glad that our challenge was an anything goes one so that you could share this with us! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!



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