When my mother asked me to do a thank you card and preferably one with a cat on it, it gave me the perfect opportunity to branch out and actually buy a stamp set with cats. I had to look long and hard to find one I liked. But when I found My Favorite Things’ I Knead You the search was over! This set is absolutely adorable and I can see myself using the cats for many projects. And colouring these little guys is a lot of fun too.
While researching fun ways to use this stamp set, I came across Barbara Anders’ cute card using the kitty in the box and I wanted to do a card just like it for the thank you card. It was just the right amount of cutesy and the colours were spot on too. So off I went 🙂
What I’ve really come to love about colouring stamped images is that you can make them your very own. My kitty for this cat is a classic black and white one and I think he’s adorable (I had coloured him before I even started looking at designs for the card so I was just lucky that his colours fit with the black, white and read of the original card design).
Once I had my card done I was left with materials that were just right for another similar card. So, I decided to make a card for my card stash using the same general design but changing a few elements.
I left out the red on this card and went with a very simple colour scheme. This kitty was also one I had coloured prior to doing the cards, but he too fits perfectly in this colour scheme. To make the card a little less cute, I decided to change the hearts out for stars.
(I know the bow on the right is crooked – it’s been fixed)
Here are the two cards side by side: I often find that doing two very similar cards will actually yield two rather different results which to me is definitely the case here. Yes, the cards are based on the same scheme but changing colours, embellishments etc. makes the card diffferent from one another.
I’ve added these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.