Monday, 31 August 2015

My first card.


I would like to share what I've created today. I got most of my supplies delivered already and decided to make a card for someone very special for me.
My supplies are very limited, but I guess it's the same for every beginner. I had so much fun trying out some techniques I saw in cardmaking tutorials ^_^

I had the whole idea of the card in my head when I saw the sketch challenge on Newton's Nook Design blog. There were some things when I was choosing my first supplies that became my Must Have. And at least one stamp set from
Newton's Nook was on my list, I totally love this cat. And there we go, it came to me and I just had to use this.
I would like to participate in Inky Paws Challenge #24.

I changed a bit the sketch, but in my opinion it fits :)

Details about making this card.
I started by coloring my watercolor paper with distress inks to make the night sky. Then stamped 2 cats from 'Newton's Antics' set  and colored them with Copics. After that was done I fussy cut cat's and used black brush marker to hide white edges. I wanted my cats to sit on a tree but I didn't have any die to stamp, so I drew it very gently on watercolor paper.. When I was happy with the outlines, I colored it with distress inks and when it was completely dry, fussy cut it. To make it fit the cats more I used the same black brush marker to make color edges. On a small branch, I stamped 'loves mew' from the same stamp set and embossed it.

To finish my card I glued some stars on my night sky, die cut small hearts (btw. my fist die cut, I was so amazed by the results, it's like getting free cookie :D) and put them on card with foam tape to be on the same height as the tree. Added some wink of stella and glossy accent to make it shine. Also added some wink of stella on the noses and ears of my cats. At the very end I decided I want to add some leaves, so just colored with distress inks tiny bits of paper and die cut very few to give it upcoming autumn look.

Sorry, this post turned to be very long, will try to make new ones shorter.
Thank You for reading, any tips and opinions on what I could have done better are very welcome.
Have a great day.


  1. Wow!! As if this is your first card! Its simply stunning!! My first card was probably a few scraps and asentiment lol but this is GORGEOUS!! I adore the colors you used in your background and your take on the sketch with the tree is brilliant. Love, love love it!!:)

  2. I saw your card in the NND gallery and just had to stop in! This is absolutely adorable! Fabulous job on your first card, my first card looked like my kids made it...LOL

  3. Yes, I had to rush on over here too because your card is completely outstanding!!! You are a natural talent Magda!!! You are really going to rock the whole cardmaking world ♥

  4. Thank you Shannon, Naki, Rosy for stopping by and for your kind words (smiley)
    I'm sorry for the late reply but I've been a bit busy. I'll post more soon!
    I saw some of your cards and I have to say I was amazed, they're really pretty and fun ^_^ There were so many, when I have more time I'll be sure to check out all of them!
    Have a great day,

  5. Wow! I am impressed that you are new to card making! Your card is wonderful! I love how you used the trees to create the the flags in the sketch - such a wonderful idea! Your hand- cut trees are wonderful and a great place for the two kitties to snuggle! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs. We hope to see more of your cards soon!

    - Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  6. Beautiful card and what's even more amazing is that was your first card! Love it, Congrats on winning!


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