Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kitty Claus

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I love making Christmas cards in non-traditional colours - and that's what I did today!  I was inspired by several challenges (see inspiration below). I embossed turquoise cardstock with snowflakes, added a yellow ribbon with bow, and mounted on black cardstock, which covered a white card base.  I printed the sentiment (which was a digi freebie from Trimgym Digistamps, Images and Papers - thank you, Jo), trimmed closely, and then affixed to the ribbon.  I stamped the kitty in black on a white scrap, coloured with pencils, added Stickles to his pompom, layered with pink cardstock, and mounted to the card with foam tape.  Lastly, I punched three snowflakes from pink and yellow cardstock and adhered to the card, adding a gem to the centre of each one.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Sketch:  Annabelle Stamps Sketch AC168 (see below)
  • Stamps:  Kitty Claus (Stampendous), sentiment (Trimgym)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections  / White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Glitter Glue:  Stickles Diamond
  • Punch:  Unknown/unmarked
  • Gems:  Dollarama

Inspiration for this card:
Annabelle Stamps Sketch
Just Inspirational Challenges
  Wags n Whiskers

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Blog Sketch Challenge AC168 (see above) UE C7
Just Inspirational Challenges Photo Inspiration (see above - I was inspired by the colours) 3E #1
Pattie's Creations #72 Recipe - Use at least 3 of an embellishment (3 snowflakes, 3 gems) 2E #1
Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day 1E #1 C6
Trimgym's Anything Summer or Christmas using Trimgym product (I used sentiment) UE
Wags n Whiskers Photo Inspiration (see above - I was inspired by the colours) 2E #1

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a great day!


Trimgym said...

Another lovely card Karen, you are on a roll. Thanks for joining again.



Unknown said...

You always make me smile, Kitty, this a fabulous, cute, colourful, xmas card xxx

scrappymo! said...

What a nice, bright, non traditional card!

Sarn said...

Ooh what a lovely bright and zingy Rudolph Day card! Fantastic.

Welcome to my Rudolph Day challenge, thanks for joining in.

SarN xxx

lostinpaper said...

So so totally cute, love all those bright cheery colours!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Stacey said...

lovely card great use of the colours. thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenges.

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers! Susan x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the punched snowflakes that go well with the embossed snowflake bg.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

kelly ledder said...

A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at JIC.

Kelly x

Marion said...

Love the cat image! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from Wags N Whiskers & you won Ch109 Photo Insp w/ your cute Christmas Kitty Card in the wonderful colors of the photo.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"