Monday, November 2, 2015

MFT November Release Countdown--Day 1

It's the last day of My Favorite Things November Release Countdown!
Tomorrow is the day when all new products go on sale at 10pm EST.
Have you got your wish lists ready?

Today I'm sharing two cards paying tribute to our four legged friends 
who in most cases, are considered part of the family. First up is Cat-itude,
a fun set with feline images and punny matching sentiments.

I wanted to try "looser" watercoloring, using Zig markers as the coloring medium.
After stamping the images with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on watercolor paper,
I colored them with the markers and a waterbrush. I wasn't too concerned
about bleeding or staying within the lines--or that one of the kitties was PINK!

I cut the panel with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24, then adhered it
to a Cement Gray card base. The sentiments were white embossed to a strip of
the gray card stock and adhered to the panel.

My second card features Top Dog--a cute set for all you dog lovers out there.
The images were all stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid ink, and colored with
Zig markers and a waterbrush, then spattered with white ink.

Can you see the texture on the card? I embossed the panel with the Brick Wall 
Cover Up and trimmed it to fit the card base. The sentiment was white embossed
on a strip of card stock and adhered to the edge of the panel.

So are you a cat person or a dog person? Both sets are fun to color
and have matching dies, sold separately.

Be sure to stop by My Favorite Things and see what the rest of the
design team has shared, and leave a comment there for your chance to win
a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow!

First card:

Second card:


  1. Your cards are soooo cute and I love your colors.

  2. Love both of these so much!! I love the colouring you did and how you stamped the animals on the card. So brilliant!!!

  3. Love the coloring on both cards! They are very cheery!

  4. Can't decide which card I like more. Both are so very cute!

  5. These are fabulous, Donna, LOVE your coloring, especially the pink kitty :)

  6. Oh my goodness! Donna, these are totally happy-making cards! Pink kitties, along with green and blue puppies, are the BEST! Such fun!

  7. OH DONNA I want that cat card!!! Is it too early for a birthday wish??? SO cute ... LOve them both, and see some shopping in my future! xxx
    =] Michele

  8. Happily colorful kittiew with fidh to match would make anyone happy!

  9. These are just too darn cute!! I adore all those colorful puppies and kitties! Fun way to use these stamp sets!

  10. Love how you created your own background paper.

  11. Really fun cards and fabulous coloring with your Zig markers! LOVE both cards, Donna!

  12. Such cute cards! I love how you used the kitties and doggies to make backgrounds!

  13. Awe so cute! Great card for all animal lovers! I love the colors on both cards.

  14. Not a real fan of all the critters,but I like you style and can always learn something about coloring and composing. Thanks.

  15. What's not to love about these bright and fun-loving cards filled with cats and dogs. I think they will bring smiles to every face who crosses their paths -- young and old kids alike! I can't wait to try these with my own sets and pop them in the mail to cheer up a couple friends .