Monday, 13 November 2017

A Dog, Two Cats, and Presents

Two Christmas cards today for a couple of challenges.

First up, Addicted to CAS:

I thought of doing a card with a real bow made of ribbon, but then remembered this great Penny Black image, perfect for my animal-loving friends:

I stamped and watercoloured the image, using my Gansai Tambi paints that include a couple of metallic colours - I used the gold for the bow, and then went over it with Wink of Stella for a bit more sparkle (hard to capture in the photo).  I bordered it with a similar shade of gold cs, and die cut the sentiment from the same gold cs.

It's also perfect for the Sweet Stampers Christmas Challenge so I'm linking up over there too.

Next up, is Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challengea "Cats":

I could have used the above card for it, but wanted to ink up a never-before-used Penny Black stamp.  It is perfect for my sister who has two cats and loves to shop and gift wrap!

Pretty self-explanatory - stamped, watercoloured, and given a black border to set it off.

Two more done before the big rush, thanks to the great challenges out there!

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, linen cs, pale gold shimmer cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Wink of Stella, Tattered Lace sentiment die, Spellbinders square layering dies

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Penny Black cat, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, linen cs, black cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Spellbinders square layering dies


Christine Alexander said...

Both images are adorable, i must admit the cat in the box with the dog really makes me smile, I can just imagine Dylan opening a box like that, Total chaos. Tika would just be curious :)

Loll said...

Two adorable cards Susan. You can't help but smile when you see those fun images. :) Great watercolouring with your Gansai. Trina left her set here for me to play with. Hope to have some time on Wednesday to experiment. xx

Bonnie said...

I love the kitty popping out of the Christmas box, Susan! So fun! The shopping kitty is fun too and beautifully colored!

Debbie said...

These are both so cute! Your coloring and water coloring is wonderful!!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!
Debbie ~ CCC DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Nancy Stislow said...

Your images are just adorable, Susan! Who doesn't love Penny Black? Love the colors and your great watercoloring on them. How fun these are!

Susan said...

Oh my...nothing cuter than these guys. So sweet! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are adorable and fun...Perfect for the animal lover x

Susan Powell said...

Those little critters put a big smile on my face! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable, Susan! I love your take on the 'Bow'! So happy you could join in the fun this week at ATCAS!

Kuni said...

Such a wonderful and sweet card.
The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers. Check it out.

Kuni said...

Wonderful CAS christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

Daniela said...

Eine tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
Liebe Grüße, Daniela

BastelparadiesAppen said...

Sooo niedliche Tierchen im Geschenk. Toll gemacht! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

Jaydee said...

Fabulous watercoloring and image. Your pussycat is adorable. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week