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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Vintage Christmas Kitten

I have loved cats all my life so how could I not buy this Christmas Kitten stamp by Stampenous?  I stamped her with Cocoa pigment ink and heat embossed her with clear detail powder.  What I love about clear embossing powder is that not only does it give you the ability to emboss in any color pigment ink you have, but unlike color powders, any stay bits don't show.  I embossed it because my original intent had been to use watercolor pencils, but as I looked at the paper I wanted to use I decided that dry pencils would echo the texture of the print, so I went to work with my Prismacolor pencils.  The one drawback was that the raised embossing makes it difficult to bring the color all the way up to the lines.  Can we just say that this adds to the vintage feel of the card?  In keeping with the vintage theme I sponged all the edges with Cocoa ink.  The sentiment from Close to My Heart's Holly Jolly Christmas is also embossed.  To accommodate the bulk of the twine I used regular foam tape to pop up the kitten and thin foam tape to pop up the white panel.

Here is the inside:

The the sentiment is also from Holly Jolly Christmas and the holly from To You and Yours.  The layout is based on this Freshly Made Sketch:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Cream and Green Holly by DCWV, Colonila White, Ruby, and Cocoa cardstock
Ink:  Cocoa pigment and dye inks, Prismacolor pencils
Stamps:  Christmas Kitten by Stampendous, Holly Jolly Chrismas, To You and Yours
Embellishments:  Clear Embossing powder by Ranger, Fern thick twine


  1. This is such an adorable image and so beautifully colored. The inside of your card looks fabulous as well! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. What a sweet card! Love that little kitty! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!