Wednesday, February 3, 2021

CAS Christmas February Challenge - Dogs and/or Cats

Hello there.  The February challenge at CAS Christmas starts now and this month’s theme is Dogs and/or Cats.


I wasn’t able to use the new A Kitten Christmas stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs (NND) this past Christmas, so this challenge was the purr-fect opportunity to do so.  And it looks like the kitty got to the Christmas tree lights after all. 😆


On a stitched X-Press It cardstock panel from my stash, the kitty image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Copic markers.  Took the matching die to die cut a mask from temporary adhesive paper and used the negative piece as a guide to mask the image.  


Next, applied Shabby Shutters distress ink (DI) with a blender brush from the upper right corner and fading out (or is it fading in? 😂).  Stamped the pine branch from Sunny Studio Holiday Style stamp set with the same DI for a tone-on-tone.  Splattered with Rustic Wilderness DI for some texture.  The sentiment from NND Santa Paws Newton stamp set was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder to finish.


Jane (Onions and Paper) is our guest this month.  To see more inspirations from her and my team, click HERE.  The challenge is open until February 24, so there is plenty of time to enter.  Thank you for dropping by. 






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25 comments:

Hansi Brittain said...

This card is adorable! I love the kitty and am going to have to order that stamp. Your card illustrates why we haven't had a tree for two years while we wait for our youngest cat to outgrow kittenhood.

Susan said...

That little cat swinging from the Christmas lights is just as naughty as the dog stealing the Christmas tree on my card!! Friends of mine weren't able to have a Christmas tree for about 2 years after they got a kitten! Great shading and stamping behind the cat. Love the sentiment - it made me smile.

Dotty Jo said...

Love your fun card - thanks goodness my cat has never tried this, Jo x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful masking, stamping and sponging up there in the corner Trina! Such a sweet kitty getting into trouble! Xx

Linda said...

Trina, your CAS cards are always so perfect. This is so adorable and colored beautifully.

Colleen said...

Trina, this is just too darn cute! I love that little kitty hanging off the Christmas lights. Your design is always so CAS and awesome!

Bonnie said...

What a fun Christmas card, Trina! Love this kitty swinging from the Christmas lights! CAS perfection, my friend!

Marcia Hill said...

Cute, CUTE card Trina! Love the expression on the kitty's face (who, me??!), and you've colored her beautifully too! A FUN card that totally made me smile!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

your kitten is so adorable Trina, love the way she's hanging from the tree all wrapped up in lights :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling kitty hanging down from the corner, Trina - beautiful coloring!! Love the sentiment too!!

Loll said...

Awwww ... you find the most adorable images, Trina! This card is SWEET! I love that the cat is swinging from the tree lights. Purr-fect sentiment! xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your sponged,stamped and splattered corner for your sweet and beautifully colored kitty hanging from the lights:-) The purrfect sentiment too, Trina. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Newton's cats are my favourite (after mine LOL) and this one hanging down with the tree lights make me giggle :D Fabulous CAS!
I would like being able to create something so clean and impressive :D
Well done!

Maria said...

A very cute CAS card with the adorable kitten! We had a cat once who liked to climb the Christmas tree!:)

jenn shurkus said...

Adorable card!! I love how sweet this is :) Thank you for get cracking on Christmas!!

Brenda in IN said...

Cats are always enthralled with the Christmas tree and this one is thrilled by the lights. So cute, Trina. I like the clean design.

Chrissy said...

Adorable and perfect CAS card.. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

Luv CHRISSYxx

Viv said...

Lovely card - a super image and a great sentiment!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely adorable card, Trina! I love how you added the pine branch, splatters, and ink blending behind the kitty! Such a fun sentiment and beautiful Copic coloring, too...Your cards are always really special! xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous image Trina, cats can do the most amazing things lol! Beautiful colouring and I love how you've placed the image in the corner, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is CAS purr-fect, Trina! How adorable this kitty, swinging from the rainbow-color Christmas lights! Love your wonderful coloring, ink-blending, and masking!
Hideko xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

Soooo darling! I adore how/where you positioned the design elements of this super cute stamped Christmas card.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Mac Mable said...

Super cute card with an adorable little image. The cat sure does look like he is up to no good but yep.....perfect x.

LOU said...

Adorable card Trina. Love your kitty!
Thanks so much for joining us for our Merry Little Christmas Challenge for February 2021.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

Rachelle Oltean said...

What an adorable image from Newton’s Nook! I love this CAS design layout - it’s such a fun card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge!
Rachelle DT : )