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Friday, February 16, 2024

7th annual Gothic Valentine Hop 2024: Day 4 "Master and Servant" Loveleigh Kitties Slimline Card by Leigh

Happy LOVEuary Creative Friends
Welcome to Day 4 and finale of our 7th annual Gothic Valentine celebration and Hop!
Enjoy our inspirational Gothic romance themed makes shared here daily from Feb 13th to the 16th and you can play along with us too by entering your Gothic romance makes in the hop linky party using any stamp products!  All the info and the linky are in the MAIN POST!

Day 4
"Master and Servant"
Loveleigh Kitty Slimline Card
by Leigh

For Day 4 and the finale of our 7th annual Gothic Valentine celebration I've got a Gothic slimline card that plays with the theme of who is the boss in our kitty relationships...well, Cats of course, LOL!  My make features the Love Hearts Kitty from my new Loveleigh Kitties "The Love Cats" mini collection, Dark Handsome Stranger and my Valentine themed Decorative Digi Papers.

To make my Gothic slimline card I first printed out the Love Hearts Kitty and coloured her up with Copics and Prismacolor pencils in shades of grey to black with red hearts.  To make her pop nicely against the background I fussy cut her out leaving a narrow white border, layered her onto black cardstock and fussy cut out again leaving a narrow black border.

Next I combined Dark Handsome Stranger with the "Gothic Heart" digi paper from my "Grunge Hearts" Decorative Digi paper pack in Photoshop prior to printing.  I then used a die from Anna Griffin's Gothic 3D Concentric Frame Die set to make the fancy Gothic arch panel and left the bottom edge straight.  I then applied metallic gold gilding wax to the combined embossed and die cut edges.
For the slimline card I cut a folded card base from black cardstock, a slightly smaller mat layer from a sheet of Tim Holtz Halloween Backdrop papers and for the top panel I printed out my "Gothic Hearts" slimline digi paper from the "Valentine" Slimline Decorative Digi Paper pack.  I then used a Crafter's Companion Page Edge die to cut a fancy edge into the top and bottom of the panel.  I finished off the panels and base card with Spectrum Noir Midas gold pigment ink applied to all the edges.

The lace borders are die cut from black cardstock with a Tim Holtz Crochet die.  I then adhered all the elements to the card with wet glue.  I made the "Master and Servant" saying with my vintage Dymo label maker and trimmed down the words.  I then made them into chunkier pieces by adhering the words to two layers of deep red cardstock from my scraps.

For some fun dimension I adhered Love Hearts Kitty to the right hand side of the card with black foam tape.
The finishing touch is the red and gold heart charm which I attached to the card front with a tiny red rhinestone brad.
❤ Love Hearts Kitty makes a PURRtastic Valentine card, is PURRfect for everyone who loves cats and easily works for any occasion too just by switching out the sentiment and colours

Play in our LeighSBDesigns Inspirational Challenge "Love Is In The Air" that now also accepts your Anything Goes makes too, pop on over and play along!
Collect all the Loveleigh Kitties in this fun whimsical collection! 

The Love Cats Bundle
Bundle is only available at and includes
Love Hearts Kitty slimline digi stamp
Pretty Kitty slimline digi stamp
Cats Add Love Senti set of 2 digi stamps

Thanks for visiting with us today, don't forget you can still get in on the Gothic Valentine Hop fun, the linky closes tonight at 11:55pm pacific!

Happy Creating!


  1. What a totally perfect card! The Dark Handsome Stranger is definitely aware of who's the boss! Love Hearts Kitty looks gorgeous in the darker colors! So many things to love on this I just can't list them all! The label maker couldn't have looked better on this! I just refound mine so I am now all excited! Thanks for a great blog hop and all the inspiration from you and Val!

    1. Thank you so much Nan and you're so welcome, I'm pleased you enjoy my hops! Yay on re-finding your dymo label maker!


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