Jolly XMas Kitty

With a household of tuxedo cats, I knew that I just HAD to color this image. The hat is a bit of a challenge blending those reds (and keeping them from bleeding outside the lines) but a little care and patience does the trick. I put down a base coat of R17 to saturate the paper and then added R59 for shading. I extended the shading with R46 followed by R29 and then finished the gradient with R17. Red can be tricky to work. Since my blending still looked a little rough, I added a second layer of ink repeating each color. That really brought everything together and gave me the richness that I was trying to achieve.

Here’s a look at the inside, featuring a sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another holiday card featuring the Penny Black hedgehog!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; Snow Day by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Jolly Xmas Kitty by Penny Black; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Midnight Blue
Copics:  E02, C00, C0C1, C2, C6, R20 (cat); R17, R27, R46, R59, E02, B0000, B000, B00, BG10 (hat); YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R46 (holly)

Believe! Be Jolly! Good Cheer!

Yesterday I revealed the first card I created for Demo Day at PhotoScraps. Today’s reveal is my second card, again featuring the same stamp sets – Deck the Halls by Taylored Expressions and Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used a coordinating paper from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Snow Day and Snowman Friends from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Glossy Accents by Ranger
Copics: C5, Y38 (penguin); R27, YG09, Y38, B24 (ornament & lights)

Hello Autumn

Just a quick and simple card featuring Hello Autumn, one of the new autumn themed images from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Pumpkins from the I Love Fall Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Hello Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: Stitched Borders by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); BV01, BV02, BV04 (overalls); G20, G21, G24 (sweater); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); E34, E37, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (rake); G21, G24 (shoes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E30, E33 (grass/ground); Y15, Y38, R05 (leaf)