These Were Fur You Card – Mother’s & Father’s Day Series

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Happy Tuesday!!!

I’m so excited to share this special card because it’s for me from my furry baby Tommy on Mother’s Day (yes, I’m mom to a kitty 🙂 … you can find his pictures here).

The layout was inspired by the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #20 – SKETCH Challenge.


No need to tell you how I adore kitties and love putting them on my cards. But among all kitty stamps I have in my stash, the cute mischief images from Newton’s Nook are my favorite as they remind me my cat. I just love playing with them. So for today’s card I used a non-traditional Mother’s Day stamp set called Naughty Newton and turned it into a Mother’s Day card.

To color the cat I played with new to me Prima Flowers Watercolor Pencils. They are very inexpensive, but seem to be a good quality. In some areas I applied pencils directly to the paper and then brought water with a brush, coloring other spots I picked the color straight from the pencils. What I don’t like about them is that the packs contain the same colors. I bought only two packs as I wished to try them (basic colors and skin/hair colors) and already found some doublets like black and one of the brown tones.

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Ok… I don’t want to make this post too long describing how I put everything together. Only a few words about the background. Instead of leaving the card base white as I didn’t like how it looked, I repeatedly stamped with a very light ink the word “oops” from the same stamp set forming diagonal stripes. Just to add some interest, but not to distract from the main scene.

Stay tuned as I made another non-traditional Father’s Day card using the same Naughty Newton stamp set. Can’t wait to share it with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments!



4 thoughts on “These Were Fur You Card – Mother’s & Father’s Day Series

  1. This is adorable, Tatiana, you’ve really brought that kitty to life with your coloring! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. This card totally makes me smile! I love how you created a mother’s day card from the Naughty Newton set! Such a great idea! The subtle “oops” background is really fun and the coloring on your image is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws challenge and I can’t wait to see your father’s day idea too!!

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