I love this “You Are Pawesome” stamp and accompanying die set from Simon Says Stamp (SSS). I rarely purchase the accompanying dies with stamps, but this one I picked up in a destash and I LOVE it! Uh oh…I see the need for a higher craft budget in my future! LOL
I recently watched a video by Kristina Werner in which she colored a cat stamp in various colors. This SSS cat was a little more simple, but I decided to try my had at various Copic color combinations (I don’t have all the colors Kristina Werner used), and I really had fun creating my own little striped trio of kitties for my crafty friend Becky (YT: AuntBecscreations).
Here are the colors I used:
Grey kitty: W1, 3, 5, and 9 with an E04 nose and inside ears
Red brown kitty: E51, 33, 19 (adding a little reddish undertone), 37, and 39 with an E04 and E37 nose
Yellow orange kitty: E51, Y21, Y32, E13 and 0 (colorless blender to soften)
As for the backgrounds, I just used a graphic chevron scrap from the Amy Tangerine “Sketchbook” collection and a soft paw print scrap that I had left over from some packaging from a YT friend’s gift. I tore some of the edges and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Photo and Walnut Stain. I also inked around the entire card with Black Soot. I find that inking the edges of projects adds a nice finished look.
I hand wrote in the “You are” with a 0.3 tip Copic multiliner pen, and I die cut out the “Pawesome” three times and glued them together to give the word a little dimension. To make the word fit better on the card, I cut the word apart and eliminated the center “e”.
The following is a video share of the card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Simon Product Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Let’s Get Sentimental Challenge
Naughty or Nice Friends Challenge (Nice Winner)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a PAWESOME Day! WOOF
So cute! This is such a fun set and I love how you’ve coloured the cats! Thanks for joining us at Naughty Or Nice Challenges, Jo x
Thanks Jo! It was fun to play around with some different color combinations. 🙂
An adorable card, a lovely design and colours, I love your paw-print background and beautifully colour cute kittens!!
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thanks so much Heather! It was fun to play around with some different color combinations and color up this clowder of kitties. 😀
Love, love, love this! Your kitties are so very cute. The pawprint background is great, too. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!
Aww thanks Lindsey! I’m normally a dog person when it comes to crafting, but it was so fun to color up these little cats in all these different colors. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I had no idea what ICAD Meant Until this challenge . I think your card came out so cute . Love the different kitty’s playing around on the card . The chevron looks so nice with the yellow . Sentiments are really cute … Great job !
Aww thanks so much! Yeah, we use so many shorthand words, terms and phrases in crafting, right?! 😀 I had a lot of fun trying out different colors on the kitties and using up some cute scraps too. Big hugs, Kristina
OMGoodness – how super sweet is that. What a fantastic grab from a de-stash !! I wish that happened to me because I so adore kitties 😀 These kitties are just adorable and your colouring rocks !!! 😀
IKE in Greece xxxxx
Thanks bunches IKE! Yeah, I am usually really slow to catch de-stashes, but I totally lucked out with this one. 🙂 TF stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Adorable, love the card and the coloring!