Oh my! These sentiments in the Blah Blah Blah set are bloomin’ hilarious!! I totally laughed out loud when I saw them for the first time. I realised that there were a couple of phrases that work really well together, so I wanted to try to make a comic strip card – a card where you are telling a story in pictures” I started by pulling out some small rectangle dies and tried to create a series of rectangular apertures which would fit onto a standard A2 notecard. Next I used a larger stitched rectangle die to cut out this frame – it was a little fiddly, but I got there in the end.
I wanted my card to focus on the characters, so I kept the background simple – just a little distress ink blending using Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. After I had blended it, I spritzed it with water for a more textured look. Next I had to figure out what characters I would use for my comic strip- and I thought these Curious Kitties would work well. I stamped a couple, and also some accessories, making sure I had multiples so I could recreate the idea of a scene. Next I coloured them all with copic markers and cut them out. The Curious Kitties dies are so great – they have so many dies – even that tiny mouse was so easy to cut out! I used my craft knife to add a slit in the box for my first kitty. I thought he looked particularly sorrowfull! Kinda like I do when I actually do forget someone’s birthday.
I gave little kitty some rosy cheeks – after all he is rather embarrassed that he was so silly and forgot something so important! I like the way at these kitties all look similar but have different poses, so it is easy to make it seem like it is the same cat in each scene.
So.. for the last kitty, I was feeling a little stuck. I wanted another style – one that was looking forward, but the kitty in the stamp set had a massive cheesy grin, which wasn’t going to work for my shameful card! LOL. Instead of giving up, I inked my stamp, then used a baby wipe wrapped around my finger to remove the ink from his face. Once I had stamped my faceless kitty, and coloured him in, I used a copic multiliner to add some features to his face!
Once I had all my kitty scenes stuck down with glue dots, I finally reached for my Blah Blah Blah sentiments and stamped a load of phases over the card – I think it turned out so funny! I contemplated adding some sequins, but decided that it would detract from the story, and there is already a lot going on, so I had to resist my natural tendencies to embellish! it was pretty hard actually! I just get so addicted to Honey Bee Stamps embellishments!
have a great day, and make sure you don’t forget any birthdays this week! HAHA!