Sunday, October 25, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 - Snarky Cat Christmas Cards

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all the comments and likes on social media from my last posting. Today, a FUN post, because of these Snarky Cats from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, and all decked out for Christmas! I LOVE these cats...I think everyone does. It's Snarky Cat mania! Enjoy! 

 
Cut papers times four if making all the cards, and then set aside...Kraft card base to 4 x 5 1/2 inches, Kraft patterned paper to 3 7/8 x 5 3/8, black cardstock to 3 5/8 x 5 1/8,  and snowflake paper 2 x 4 7/8 (times 2) and 2 x 3 3/8 (times 2). Ink edges of kraft patterned paper with Gathered Twigs and mount to kraft card base with two sided tape, and ink the edges of the card as well. Mount black cardstock onto patterned kraft. Set these and the snowflake paper aside.
 
 
Stamp sentiments onto kraft cardstock and cut out leaving 1/4 inch longer on the bottom and 1/8 inch on all the other sides. 
 
 
Cut watercolor cardstock (bumpy side up), two pieces to 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches for vertical cards, and two pieces to 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches for horizontal cards. Doing a horizontal card first, stamp sledding cat in upper right corner at an angle like on a hill in Jet Black and heat emboss in clear powder. Stamp the bird in the lower left corner and heat emboss in clear. 
 
 
For the second horizontal card, lay sentiment on bottom of card a little to the right and position Santa cat above it like it is gripping the sentiment. Secure the sentiment with the stamp platform magnets and close platform to secure cat. Stamp cat in Jet Black with the feet on sentiment, then heat emboss both with clear powder. Stamp the bird to the left of the cat and heat emboss.
 
 
For the first vertical card, lay sentiment on bottom middle of watercolor, and lay wrapped up cat over it like it's gripping the sentiment. Secure both to platform, and stamp in Jet Black and heat emboss both. Remove the sentiment and cat from platform, and add the bird like it's on the cats head. Stamp and heat emboss. For the second vertical card, stamp the bird like it will be sitting on the left edge of the present, and heat emboss. Stamp it again on sticky note and cut out. Add sticky note on top of embossed bird and stamp the cat with the present in Jet Black and heat emboss. 
 
Take the four pieces of snowflake paper, the two short ones are for the vertical cards and the longer ones for the horizontal. Trim the tops of each of the watercolor pieces to look like rolling hills, and the one with the cat and sled like a slopping hill, but use the snowflake paper as a guide so you don't cut more than two inches off of the watercolor cardstock as the snowflake paper will be the sky and it's only 2 inches wide. Use the black cardstock as a guide to help as well, as the snowflake paper will go up in the top area with 1/8 inch border. Do not adhere these yet, just cut the watercolor.
 
 
Lay the snowflake paper and watercolor paper down as if they were adhered already, and using the rolling hills as your guide now, take the tree Layering Stencil and figure out a tree line to go with your rolling hills. Remove the watercolor paper and stencil in the trees you want with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and an ink blending tool and heat emboss with white powder. If you do the whole horizon it will take two or three times to achieve. Do this for each card.
 

Stamp some snowflakes in the sky with Speckled Egg. Ink the edges of the snowflake paper with Speckled Egg and then adhere the paper onto the black cardstock with two sided tape.
 
 
Using Distress Crayons on the silicon mat and a waterbrush, watercolor in the cats. Add some shadows or hills in the snow area as well with watered down Hickory Smoke and Stormy Sky. Lightly stamp some starry snowflakes in the snow with Speckled Egg just using your hand to hold the stamp. Ink the edges of the watercolor paper and then adhere to card front with two sided tape.

Ink the top and sides of the sentiments except where feet go as applicable, and adhere the sentiments in place. Using a palette knife and Grit Paste, add piles of snow under the sentiments, sleigh, birds, and present. Add Glossy Accents to all the cats and birds eyes. Let dry. 
 
Supplies: 
(Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Scissors, Sticky Note, Two Sided Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Palette Knife) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Christmas Kraft Stock, Christmas Paper Stash 2019 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Snarky Cat Christmas 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear, White
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Mini Set 50 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Speckled Egg 
-Ranger Detail Water Brush 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke, Stormy Sky, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Tarnished Brass 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste: Opaque 
-Ranger Glossy Accents
 
I'll be back again this week with my favorite card from the new stamp sets. Until then...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

6 comments:

  1. ioh my gosh!! you make me want to buy this set!!!
    I love your cards!!!
    and I can't wait to get my hands on those new papers!

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  2. Fun, Fun, Funny cards...really like how you have the cats standing/sitting on the sentiment blocks...

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  3. The snarkies are just too much fun, they never fail to make me smile and those snarky comments - love them! Love these fabulous cards - wonderful inspiration Anita. Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. How wonderful all these cards! My stamps have arrived last Saturday, but I am moving house, so no time to play. I am unboxing my craft room.
    Your tutorials are so great and inspirational. Thanks. Looking forward to more.......!

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  5. Such wonderful cards - I don't have the snarky cats sadly here in the UK but love watching and seeing all your inspiration - thanks for sharing

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  6. great cards! I love the use of the tree stencil in the background as well as the coloring on the cats! Terrific!

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