Next on the list are the cat cards for my cat-loving friends!  I love this Oh Kitty Tree stamp set from Mama Elephant and had this idea of setting it against a forest background as though it was a real tree.

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

I needed four of these cards so here’s how they came together…

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

First of all I cut down the watercolour card to the required size, then stamped the Kitty Trees on it.  Because I was going to watercolour a background, I needed to mask off the kitties, so I used the matching dies to cut out some masks and stuck them down on each card.

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

 

 

Then I painted the background behind the kitties, starting with the sky, using my Altenew Watercolor 36 pan set.  Then I painted some fir trees on top of the sky and some snowy ground.

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

 

 

I waited for the backgrounds to dry and then removed the masks.

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

 

Then I started to colour in the Kitty Trees with alcohol markers

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

And here are the four finished cards – three of them are coloured exactly the same, and one is coloured slightly differently.

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

 

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

I trimmed down the edges and then mounted the cards on to some turquoise sea cardstock.  I used nuvo drops on the stars and ornaments etc and a black glaze pen on the kitty eyes and noses.

ho ho ho meowy christmas sentiments

Then I stamped the inside of each card with these cute little kitties from the same stamp set

oh kitty tree watercoloured christmas card

And that’s the final cards ready for posting.

Supplies used FYI

Hot press watercolour paper
Oh Kitty Tree stamp set – Mama Elephant
Altenew Watercolor 36 pan set
Alcohol markers
Masking paper
Versamark ink
Gold Embossing powder
Black Glaze pen
Wink of Stella
Turquoise Sea Cardstock – Gina K
Nuvo liquid glue

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