Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Critter Cups Card by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

Yep, another Valentine card!  This time I thought I'd shake it up a bit!  Not just because I made this a shaker card, but because I changed up the colors I used and I used the Critter Cups 4978 stamp set on a card.  I used the greeting from the Nuts About You 4885 stamp set.

I did two cards and they were both done the same way with different color choices.  I cut two heads and tails from the Critter Cup die cuts that are included in the stamp set.  I stamped the critter face onto Spectrum Noir paper with Intense Black Ink from Simon Says Stamp and colored them with my Copic Markers. I went over the eyes with a Sakura black Glaze Pen to give them dimension.  Once that was dry, I added some highlights with a white gel pen.

  I used the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting 6x6 paper pad by Lori Whitlock for the card fronts. I also used it to cut out the bows with the dies from the Critter Cups set. After I had the card front assembled, I cut out the heart die cut. Then I attached the cat head behind the die cut area.
I attached StickIt adhesive to both sides of a piece of fun foam and cut the heart die cut out from the exact same place that I had on the card front.  I stuck it to the front of my card front.  On the card with the brown cat, I used the lighter heart and added it inside the shaker.  I adhered the cat tail to the background heart behind where the cat head would be.  I filled the  fun foam area with pink and frost 4 mm sequins.  I adhered a piece of transparency over the shaker area. The card front was the last part I attached to the full card.  I used a scrap of the card stock to stamp the sentiment that I turned into a banner. I added some assorted enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!


  1. These are just too cute! I love that you found a different way to use the critter cups! The shaker element is the perfect touch too!

  2. These are such cute shaker cards. Love those darling critters!

  3. Absolutely adorable, Jil!! So creative and fun and I love how you transformed them! Brilliant!!

  4. Love the shakers! Those papers are too cute! Great idea!