Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a birthday card featuring our adorable Nine Lives stamp set. I love these kitties so much, and I recently did a video on Six to a Dozen Ways to Color Cats using all types of prints, patterns, and color palettes. I used the templates I created in that video as a reference for today’s Copic coloring, and gave them little accessories to match the patterned paper. Then I trimmed the images out with their matching Nine Lives dies.

For the background, I laid the Gallery Frame #6 die over some Bristol Cardstock and did a quick watercolor wash in the windows with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink. While that was drying, I die cut the patterned paper from two separate prints, then taped them together on the back and popped the frame up with foam tape. I stamped part of the sentiment in the center window black ink, and the rest I die cut from hot pink cardstock using the Jane Small Alpha dies, replacing the A with the little mouse for a whimsical touch.

I popped the rest my images up with foam tape to give them some dimension and finished off the card with a bit of Stardust Stickles for some subtle sparkle and shine. If you’d like to see how this card came together from start to finish, you can click on the video thumbnail below, or you can find the tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. I really hope you enjoy it!

Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Memorial Day!
Hugs, Christy