This Hello Kitty card is my least favorite of the series. I am not sure why but I just don't care for it.
I used some velvet paper for the bear and wish i would have had a lighter color but since I was using scrap I used what I had. I do think it looks better in person, and it would have looked better had a lighter color to use. The sentiment is a little lame too! It reads "Happy Birthday to my beary special friend" *okie sighs and rolls eyes on how unimaginative she was with this one*.
I am going to blame it on being distracted by the movie "Double Jeopardy" with Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. It is a great movie and even though I have seen it several times before I was rather engrossed and maybe not paying attention to what I was doing with the card *okie thinks...yep that's my story and I am stickin to it*
I did faux stitching on this one instead of machine sewing. I figure I better keep my doodling in practice for other things *okie laughs at the word doodling because it is just a fun little word*. I do like the polka dot ribbon on there and think it might be the only redeeming quality on this card.
I used the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder on the lime green Coredinations Whitewash paper and sanded it. I have said this before but I think it is worth repeating...when sanding an embossed image leave the paper in the folder while sanding. It helps keep from smashing the embossed image and makes it a lot easer to sand.
I distressed the edges of the paper for a worn look.
On this close up you can see the velvet paper a little better and see how it does add a nice look. I used some hot fix gems on the bears eyes and maybe should have used a different color for those also.
If you click the picture you can see more of the detail of the eyes and velvet paper.
Tomorrow finishes up the Hello Kitty series so be sure to come back and check out the last card and also get the Cut file or Gypsy file for today and tomorrow's cards.