Thanks for stopping by again. Today I am introducing a new clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs to you. It has lots of kittens and as some of you might know, I have one of those here at home with me. Sometimes on my crafting desk, most of the times in my bed, and sometimes also perched on the rim of my bathtub.
Since my cat, her name is Sissy, likes to scratch and rip everything, I thought my first card with this stamp set should reflect this 🙂
I started out by stamping of the cat with Archival Black Ink by Ranger. It’s a fantastic ink when you plan on using watercolors because it does not react with water. I drew in in the scratch marks with a pencil and then traced over them with a pen that would also not smudge when coming in contact with water.
Originally I had not intended to use water on this card, but my first attempt at doing rainbow blending with the Stabilo pens wasn’t quite successful. I could perfectly blend the reds, the oranges, and the yellows. But it got really tricky going from blue to purple, for example.
So I stamped out all my images again, and drew in the scratch marks again. Then I scribbled the Stabilo pens on an acrylic block and picked up the color with a paintbrush. I only used very little water so I would have very vibrant colors.
I wanted to make it appear as if the cat is ripping the fabric off the ground and revealing a happy rainbow underneath. If you needed to read this explanation to understand what I was trying to show, I have failed. At least I hope that the sentiment is bringing the message across 🙂
I’ll be sharing another card with the very same kitten but with a completely different interpretation in the next week. Hope to see you again soon!