Meowy Christmas!


Hi Everyone! I’m participating in the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop (#2020CatLoversHop) this year.

This is my third year joining the fun event. For six years, Her Peaceful Garden has been sponsoring The Cat Lover’s Blog Hop and it is a lot of fun.

 

Here is a second Christmas card that I have created for the hop using Deck The Halls – GSD438 (Gerda Steiner Designs) for the main image and sentiment. I have always had black cats, so that is why I mainly colour all cat images in shades of black. LOL!

To make my card, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card the same sized and stamped on the main image. Copic markers were used to colour the image in. Then I used some Clear – Wink of Stella to add a little bit of sparkle to both of the baubles. For the background, I started with Copic colours BG01 and BG000. Then I blended in Tim Holtz Distress Inks with a sponge dauber working from the inside to the outside. Once this was done, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and applied Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The frame was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red cardstock and die cut called Hero Arts – Fancy Dies – Christmas Lights Border Fancy. I added some liquid glue onto the back and placed it on top of my finished image. To complete the card, I attached the main image to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Deck The Halls – GSD438 (Gerda Steiner Designs)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red – 8.5 x 11″

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Fancy Dies – Christmas Lights Border Fancy – DI786

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Diamond Stickles, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: N8, N6, N4, R30, R22, Sakura Glaze – Black for nose and eyes

Lights: B69, B16, B12, BG01, Y35, Y15, Y11, Y08, R37, R35, R30, R22, YG09, YG05, YG01, G09, 100, Colorless Blender

Bobbles: BG09, BG07, BG05, R59, R39, R37, R35, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Clear – Wink of Stella

Background: BG01, BG000, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

36 thoughts on “Meowy Christmas!

  1. Roberta….I am so glad you were able to use some of those cat stamps you bought last year in our Hop this year. I have been totally delighted by your creations!! Your coloring is just outstanding….those lights really GLOW!!!

    I am finally on the homestretch of visiting and commenting on all the awesome cat projects! I have had a lot of fun looking at everyone’s work. Thank you so much for going cat crazy with us during the #2020CatLoversHop!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. I love how you’ve colored this image. How you’ve made the lights shine and blended the background. Great techniques and great card!

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  3. What a gorgeous Kitty ‘helping with the lights and bauble’ LOL! Beautiful colouring and shading too! Happy hopping with Cat Lovers!

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