Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bat About You Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Bat About You Card.

I made this card for my honey, for our aniversary. We start dating on Halloween night 10 years ago. :o)

To make this card I was inspired with several cards:

I used an adorable 'Mr. Bitty' image. He is so cute and fun!! :o)

I made a layout on my computer (MS Word - Insert - Picture - Insert - Shape - Oval) and printed it out on a thick watercolor paper panel and stamped some hearts on the panel. I printed one more bat and stamped hearts on a watercolor paper scrap, because I wanted dimension on my card and I went with paper piecing

I also wrote a sentiment on my computer (MS Word - Insert - Text Box; text box color: black, font color: white) and printed it out on the watercolor paper scrap.

I used same watercolor paper for all elements, because I like it's texture and I wanted all elemnts to have same texture. This watercolor paper is my favorite paper ever!! I got couple of sheets from my friend while I was staying in Ivanić-Grad last week. As soon as I find out what that paper is (company name and type), I'm getting bunch of it. :o)

As always when I print images, I left everything dry for an hour before coloring. This prevents ink smering when watercoloring. I also try to avoid lines while coloring to prevent ink smearing.

I colored everything in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. First I colored a blue background and after drying, the Moon. I splattered whole panel with water and dried it. I colored bat and hearts with black marker, because it looks nicer and gives extra shade to paper pieced images.

Then I colored bat and hearts stamped on paper scraps also in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I fussy cut them out, colored edges with black marker and glued them over the black images on the panel.

At the end I put all elements together. I glued the panel on a top folded white card base, cut out the baner shape for my sentiment, colored edges with black marker, glued 3-D foams on the back of the banner and placed it on the card. A bit of gloss resin on Mr. Bitty's eyes to create glossy accents and my card was finished. :o)

Dimensions: 99 mm x 131 mm (3 15/16" x 5 3/16")

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Mr. Bitty' digital stamp
  • 'A Little Pot' free font from Kevin&Amanda
  • Jane's Doodles 'Double Trouble' stamp set (hearts)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • thick watercolor paper (panel, sentiment, images) Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • printer
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Candied Apple
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Unibal Signo White
  • UHU liquid glue
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • Gloss Resin Super Clear
  • 3-D foam squares (5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm)
  • scissors
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 5/0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you enjoyed my KBD spotlight card for this month. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More,Challenge #217 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Cards und More Shop Blog, Challenge no. 5 - Anything Goes
This is my 7th entry to this challenge.

3) Crafty Creations Challenges, Watercolor
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Craft Your Passion Challenges, Challenge #335 - Always Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

5) Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. wow! baš mi je super ovaj šišmiško!
    presladak je! i pozdinu si super napravila

  2. Awwwww.... LOVE, really LOVE this card, Milka!! Pinned!
    Any detail is just perfect, the bat is supercute and the colours are fabulous!! Adorable work!
    Your boyfriend will have a BIG surprise when he look at it! :D His favourite colours (you said me this fact, I remember it) :) and a halloween card for your anniversary, this is surely a special card! Very well done!

  3. Super cute card, Milko. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  4. Oooo kako simpatičen netopirček! :)

  5. Super cute Card, Milka and great watercolored backgrund !

  6. I'm batty about this card! Seriously, how cute is that bat...and how marvelous the big moon in the background, along with the little hearts! What a delightful way to 'make your mark'; thank you for sharing in the ATSM gallery!

  7. Love your Batty card its so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. This is so cute and beautifully done, Milka. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More this week.

  9. Wonderful card.
    my new challnege blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

  10. So cute and a great background technique. Love the colors!

  11. Fabulous card, Milka! Such a great job watercoloring with those inks!
    Thanks for joining us again at our Anything Goes Challenge at Cards and More Shop! :o)

  12. What a super cute card!!
    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Cards und More Shop Blog.

  13. Super cute card. Thank you for playing with us at Cards Und More Shopblog.



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