Punch art kitty cat …

Hi and welcome to my blog. 

This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, Louise has used her love of cats to set a fun theme challenge. I feel very lucky to have built a large library of stamps, but unfortunately cat stamps are not among them! So instead, I turned to punch art to make a cat for my DT card …

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I followed this week’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, sitting my punch art kitty on top of the Good Greetings Christmas sentiment by Stampin’ Up. It made me smile to sit this punch art kitty precariously on top of a narrow ledge, just like my own cat likes to do!

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Sponging the edges of the punched pieces added shading and definition…

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This kitty is in soft grey with white socks – I love her pink paddy-paws! I made some punch art holly for her to wear using matching pool party cardstock…

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I made holly for the Santa hats on the cake I made at Christmas too … 

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Just like punch art in 3D really!

I was wondering what to make for my cake topper, and spotted these Christmas totem poles on Pinterest and was wowed. I’m not sure if they’re made in sugar or modelling clay, but I was inspired to make one for myself using fondant. I’ve tried to find who the original artist was, but the photos on Pinterest are not watermarked and don’t link to a website. If it’s you, please let me know so I can give you credit – I think your models are amazing!

I’m linking my card up to Freshly Made Sketches #182

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So, I hope you like my punch art Christmas card for this week.  Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been making for you. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: good greetings;

inks: black stazon, pink pirouette, pool party, smoky slate;

cardstock: smoky slate, whisper white, basic black, pool party core-dinations, pink pirouette, real red;

punches and dies: ornament, small oval, large oval, modern label, heart to heart, itty bitty circle, 1/2” circle, paper doily sizzlit, blossom petals builder, QuicKutz snowflakes;

accessories:  paper snips, black stampin’ write marker pen, white gel pen, sanding block, perfect polka dots embossing folder, crop-a-dile, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers, white scalloped base card from my stash;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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18 Comments to “Punch art kitty cat …”

  1. Your kitty is adorable! And your cake absolutely fabulous! I admire your talent and thank you for sharing your creations!

  2. Gill I love the cat punch art just sooooo cute! Well your cake like lots of your others is quite amazing! xxx

  3. Your card is absolutely adorable! I love the kitty and how you made it Christmas’y by adding the holly and embossing with snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. This is the cutest kitty, very clever design.

  5. Love all of your punch art, it’s so darn cute! Your cake is amazing also! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us :)!

  6. I am in love with this little kitty. She is just the cutest thing ever! you amaze me with your talent. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love the cute kitty punch art! TFS!

  8. First of all, your punch art Christmas cat is awesome – and the card is just so pretty. I think you really rocked this challenge. Second, that cake is A MAZE ING!!!! You’re very talented xxx

  9. Oh,this Kitty is SO cute!! Love it!!!
    Awesome cake!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  10. love the little heart nose of the cat – and the cake is – wow – totally stunning

  11. Wow! Gorgeous punch art kitty (how cute are those paws??) and amazing cake! Xx

  12. Wow quel cake de folie!!! J’adore ta carte , ton chat en punch art est tellement réussi, mais ton cake est tellement bien décoré ! Je suis fan, biz

  13. What an amazing card, your punch art cat is gorgeous. So glad to have digis,stamps and punches in the DT samples for inspiration.
    Louise xx

  14. so adorable! this will be on my inspiration blog post Thank you for sharing!

  15. I absolutely love this cat.i want to make it.but can’t figure out how to do this.could you please email me instructions.I would be willing to pay for them.Diana risher3@hotmail.com

  16. Gill – I LOVE your kitty – she is so cute. I am a cat lover and a new SU demonstrator so this drew me right away. I think punch art was one of the reasons I got into paper crafting 20 yrs ago so I am thrilled to see that I can create great stuff with my SU products (I have to build up my supplies first – I only have 3 of their punches so far). Your eyes give your characters such life and I noted you said they were easy with the punches but could you give me a little more detail on how you achieve such an adorable look? jnets.line@yahoo.com – I would greatly appreciate any help.
    Jeanette
    ps – I am also a cake maker and I am in awe of your fondant totem – just adorable!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for your lovely comments Jeanette – I’m so glad you like my work.

      There is a little more info on how I do my characters’ eyes in my free punch art bunny tutorial, available by clicking the free tutorials tab at the top of my blog.

      Hope this helps.

      Gill xx

  17. I’ve received some more questions about my punch art kitty, from Marlene:

    “I just had to send you this email to tell you how adorable your punch art kitty turned out as a Christmas card. It’s adorable as well as the awesome cake you are showing on your blog. Question: I want to try and experiment to see if I can make this kitty but not sure how you did the black shaped eyes as well as the pattern you used for the greenery on his head. Looking at the picture and wondering how you made the two white feet as well. Hoping to hear from you. Marlene”

    First of all, thank you for your lovely comments Marlene.

    To answer your questions, there are more details on how to make the character’s eyes in my free punch art bunny tutorial, in the free tutorials section at the top of my blog.

    For the kitty’s front feet, I used the modern label punch by Stampin’ Up and rounded the top with a circle punch.

    The holly was made using oval and circle punches.

    I hope this helps and that you have fun making your own punch art kitty.

    Gill xx

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