Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cat Christmas Card Mojo!

Apparently I'm feline the love of cat-themed Christmas cards. Perhaps it's because I'm a frustrated cat lady, living without cats for way too long. Alas. Poor me.

Today's card features the grumpy looking cat from the Les Chats Russe stamp set (Katzelkraft) sporting the Santa hat from Les Drôles D'Accessoires stamp set (Katzelkraft). If you know anything about cats, they hate being dressed up, so I went with that general theme.

Here it is.

The Santa hat was stamped onto an image panel, then masked with the Eclipse Tape mask that I've been saving. It's always a good idea to keep your fussy-cut masks if at all possible to save time and be ever-so-efficient. I'm all about efficiency.

Once the hat was masked, I stamped the grumpy cat using a hand-held stamp positioner. I'm old school that way.

I lifted off the mask, colored the image with Copic markers, die-cut it with one of the dies from the Card Creator die set (Spellbinders), then added the background with my markers. When I was done, Stickles glitter glue (Ranger) was used to outline the edges of the die-cut. This was put into another room to keep me from touching it while it was drying.

Patterned paper from the Jovial collection (Basic Grey) were cut down, sponged with Fired Brick and/or Ground Espresso Distress ink (Ranger), then layered.

Green patterned paper from the same collection was die-cut with one of the dies from the Puffy Clouds die set (Die-namics), then edged with Ground Espresso Distress ink. A scrap of the same paper was punched with small circle Paper Shaper punches (EK Success), then edged with Ground Espresso Distress ink.  The appropriate sentiment was added to the cloud using Lily White Simply Sweet Alphabet rub-ons (Doodlebug Designs).

The Stickles on the image panel had dried sufficiently to touch. A bit of white was showing around the edges, so Ground Espresso Distress ink was sponged onto them. The image panel was adhered to the layered patterned paper, the sentiment cloud/thought bubble was adhered, and the connecting small circle punches were added.

Orangey/gold rhinestones were added to the card front, which was then adhered to a white card.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
• Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #348: Holidays
• The Crafter's Cafe Challenges: Christmas
• Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenges
Scrapy Land Challenge #80: Anything Goes


  1. What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  2. Great Christmas Card, love the cat. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Christ and/or Red White and Green" challenge.

  3. Fun! Thank you for joining our “Holiday” Challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  4. So adorable!! The image is too cute!! It makes me smile!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Cute! Thanks for joining the Crafter's Cafe challenge (Christmas). Dorothy S, DT member