Saturday, December 26, 2020

Pastel Merry Catmas

I've had this idea rumbling around in my head for a while to create a card that can be used as a baby's first Christmas card.  You know I LOVE my cat craft stuff so it was a natural thing for me to reach for some kitties to help welcome a new baby.  By the way, I don't know anyone who is expecting or who has a new baby but I suspect I got inspired by the card I will show you below.

You can see the sparkle of the gel pens I used on the hats, presents, scarves and ornaments!

What I Used to Make my Card
White Card Base
Mama Elephant Oh Kitty Tree Stamp
Mama Elephant Oh Kitty Tree Die
Zig Clean Color Markers
Watercolor Paper {I use this}
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Gina K Amalgam Ink Pad in Obsidian Ink
Various Gel Pens 
Sue Wilson Australia Collection Background die, #CED8101 {retired but available}
MFT/Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, #MFT-1123
Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke

Now that you have seen my card, let me show you the beautiful card I CASE'd.  While this card by Toni Maddox of Frankie Helps Craft was showcased on the Doodlebug Blog using Oh Penguin Tree.  I just switched it up a bit and used "Oh Kitty Tree."  I think it was the pastels that caught my eye - definitely a different color palette! 

So I colored the kitties in pastel colors, detailed them a bit with some gel pens, cut out the tree, and layered it onto the background die which was cut out of light purple paper.  I used light grey ink to stamp the sentiment (I didn't want your eye to go right to the sentiment, so I thought grey would be better than black) and die cut that using the fish tail strips.

I think the colors are a nice change from traditional Christmas colors and the card doesn't have to be for a baby's first Christmas, which is a good thing!  Thanks so much for stopping by. ~ Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
SUYP, #61 - Anything "cat" Goes
Cardz TV #130 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge, #50 - Anything Colored Goes
Winter Wonderland - End of Year Challenge, Anything Christmas Goes
Krafty Chicks, #539 - Any Occasion
Crimbo Crackers, #666 - Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, #302 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas, #72 - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Gals Corner, #214 - 'Tis the Season
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle & Shine 


  1. A brilliant card Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    Hug Ginny
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  2. Purrrfect card, I like this stamp, and great job. Thanks for playing our All Occasions challenge at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  3. Wonderful card!
    Happy New Year! 🥳

  4. These are so darn cute and fun. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our December "Anything Goes" challenge.

  5. Oh how sweet! I love those kitties, I've eyed them for a long time on Mama Elephant. lol. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  6. Love the stacks of animals! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge-Kath-DT

  7. Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  8. Simply amazing...just so beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.


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