A gorgeous family friend had her birthday last week. I always like to design custom cards when I can and with this little miss loving Kawaii characters, a cute colouring card seemed like the perfect option.
Kawaii is the culture of cute in Japan, typified by the sweetest characters and a rainbow of pastel colours. One of the most popular characters is Pusheen – a cartoon cat who was first designed for comics and now appears in books, stationary and clothing. Pusheen is the star of my colouring card.
This card style was adapted from the accordion card I made earlier in the month. You can see the full post by clicking here.
This version has a slightly longer accordion section to allow room for the pencils on the right side. Adapted measurements for the accordion pull out: 4 3/4″ x 11-1/2″, score at 1″, 3-1/2″, 6″, 8-1/2″ and 10″.
The panels from left to right on the fold out will be 1-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-1/2″ & 1″. The 1″ panel has holes for the string to tie in the pencils and is adhered to the card base layer.
The black and white images for this card are all Pusheen themed colouring pages I found via Google and printed on Whisper White cardstock.
I coloured in the back page using Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette*). *retired colour
Rather than cover this up, I attached the accordion fold only at the right edge and decorated both sides.
The DSP is one of the new patterns from the 2020 edition of the colour stacks. Highland Heather, So Saffron & Balmy Blue.
Rather than a sentiment that was stuck on the to card, I used a mini clip (from a previous catalogue and recently available on the Clearance Rack) to attach a Birthday Wishes label. The die is from the Hippo & Friends Dies and the sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases stamp set.
This card was fun to make and was a hit with the birthday girl!!! Thank you for letting me share it with you.
Have a great week!