Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blame it on the Christmas Kitty

Hi everyone!  Chris here, sharing a Copic colored Christmas card using new September release stamps!  I've made a number of these cards to send to my cat-loving friends in December.

This card reminds me so much of the holidays at my house.  There is a reason (actually three reasons), why our tree doesn't go up until Dec 15th or so, and comes down December 27th.  

Three.  Gray.  Cats.

So I decided to use this sweet image in commemoration of the holiday damage they can cause with trees, tinsel, glass ornaments, gift wrap, stockings... you name it, at my house, they've made a mess of it.

Today I chose to use this sweet santa-hat-wearing feline stamp, Christmas Kitty and The Stockings Were Hung greeting stamp for my card today.  The details in this stamp are amazing.  Look at those eyes!  They are fascinating. I used yellow-greens to add a bit of color to his eyes, being very careful to leave that highlight white.  

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added just the hint of additional cool grey copics to color him just like my kitties.  His hat was colored with the R22, 27, 29 and R59, as well as "texture" added to the hat with dots of warm greys.

I added the greeting with Versafine ink.
(Red Copic marker past-tense emphasis mine)

Don't forget!  All new TJ Stamps are 15% off through tomorrow, September 8th!  

Happy stamping everyone!