Christmas Cat Scene

It’s quite rare for me to revisit a design I’ve made before. There have been a lot of designs that I’ve liked a lot and said I’d want to make again, but I so enjoy making new designs that I don’t go back to the old ones. This card is an exception. I was so pleased with the scene I made for this card that I really wanted to have another go at it. The card itself is different, but the scene in the focal panel is almost identical.

My starting point was my focal panel. Using my previous card as a guideline I stamped out all the elements of the scene, masking off as required. The cats, tree, gift and sentiment stamps all come from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cats, and the rug is from The Greeting Farm’s Kitty Stacks. I then used a ruler and pencil to draw in the fireplace, picture frame, and base board.

I used both my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and my Yosoo alcohol markers to colour in the images. I even went with the same colour choices I had used on the original card! I did colour the wall of my scene using the Eggshell SN marker this time, whereas on my previous card I fussy cut the elements out and adhered them onto a piece of coloured card. After colouring the floor I went in with some very sharp brown pencils to carefully draw in the lines of the floorboards. Once all the colouring was done I outlined all my hand drawn elements with a black fine tip marker.

I trimmed my focal panel down and mounted it on some brown card. I thought about adding a window frame over the top of the image but realised it would cover the front cats face too much, so decided against it.

I chose a very pale yellow/cream card base and added a strip of Christmas-y washi tape around it before adhering my focal panel into place. As a final touch I added some Glossy Accents to give the appearance of glass in my picture frame.

Again I’m pretty pleased with myself for managing to create a scene like this! Although this time I feel it’s slightly less impressive given that I basically copied myself. I don’t think the sentiment area looks as good this time – I positioned it badly so it’s not really centred above the fireplace, and I also didn’t leave enough space for the frame around it as I would rather have had a wider frame. Even so I’m happy with the card, and I think the recipient will like it too!


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use The Word Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Mod Squad – Winter Holiday Card

Muse: ChristmasVisions – Anything Christmas

Sweet Stampin’ – Last Minute/CAS Christmas

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Christmas

Uniko Challenge – Christmas


24 thoughts on “Christmas Cat Scene

  1. This is such a cute card! I love how you created the colorful holiday scence and those kitties are adorable! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again next year! Happy Holidays!!

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  2. A wonderful Christmas card for a cat lover!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional monochrome Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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