I'm having so much fun playing with my new stuff. One of the stamps sets that was on my must have list right away was this Pretty Kitty set. So cute!!!! When I saw the image of the kitty tangled in the ball of yarn I knew I wanted to try modifiying it to make a kitty tangled in Christmas lights. This card is the result of that. I couldn't be happier with it! I started by stamping my kitty but masking off the ball of yarn. I put a post it note over the ball image on the stamp then inked it up and removed the post it note before stamping on my paper. I used a Project Life by Stampin' Up! pen (the .01 one) I hand drew some light bulbs on the yarn strings. I tried to space them evenly in the beginning, then I just started drawing them everywhere, filling in spaces. Then I simply watercolored the kitty to look like my kitty Cinderella. So cute!
I just used some markers and an aqua painter to color it. I wanted to add a tree but all my Christmas Tree images were too small in comparison to the kitty, so I roughly sketched a tree with a pencil and used my aqua painters to 'paint' a tree, obviously I need to stick to stamping not painting. I do like the watercolored look to it though. I added some ground around the kitty so it didn't look like she was hovering. Finally I added a greeting on some vellum. So cute! I just love this cute Christmas kitty. This card took quite a bit of time but I was being really picky with the bulbs and trees. I'm not sure I would mass produce this card but it's so cute to make a couple of and give them to those 'special' friends! Hope you enjoyed my Christmas kitty!