Black Cat with Flowers – Tutorial #244


Hey all you cat lovers, here is a card just for you.  The main character in today’s project is the cat out of the new Stampin’ Up set “C is for Cat”.   I also used my Prismacolor pencils on black card stock for the background, love this look!

Let’s get started. . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up “C is for Cat”, “Baroque Motifs” and “Pocket Silhouettes”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Old Olive & Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, White Craft ink, Old Olive, Taken with Teal & Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Brayer, Piercing tool, Basic Black marker, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise Brads, Old Olive Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Spell Binders Nestabilities Dies “Labels Four”, Stampin’ Pastels, Prismacolor Pencils

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I used my Wizard Die cut machine today with on of the Spellbinders Nestabilities, Labels Four.  This was cut out of Whisper White card stock using the second to the largest die in the set.


Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at the top of the card stock.


Added a circle punched out of the sticky part of a post it note to mask for the moon.


Brayered Taken with Teal ink at the top of the card stock over the moon mask.


Removed the moon mask and brayered Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Stamped the Cat and added White Gel pen to his collar, eye and whiskers.


Stamped one of the plants from the Pocket Silhouettes set twice using Old Olive ink.


Added White Highlights and Black marker shadows to the leaves.



Added a shadow underneath of the cat with a Gray marker.


Put the Spellbinders die back over the card stock and used my finger to apply Garden Green Stampin’ Pastel to the edge next to the die all the way around the card stock.



Used my Wizard Die Cut machine again, this time with the largest Label from the set and Old Olive card stock.


Stamped the Flourish twice from the Stampin’ Up set Baroque Motifs using White Craft ink on a 5.25″ square piece of Basic Black card stock.


Heated the ink to dry it.  I cannot stand to wait for ink to dry, lol.


Colored the flowers in with an Aquamarine Prismacolor Pencil.


Colored over the vine with a Chartreuse Prismacolor Pencil.


Added some True Blue Prismacolor Pencil to the vines.


Assembled the card front and added Old Olive Ribbon and Tempting Turquoise Brads.


Added Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise punched Photo Corners, along with Old Olive Brads.


Here is the completed card measuring 5.5″ square.


Keeping with the cat theme today, here is a funny for you.


May your day be spent with your favorite furry friend.  🙂

Until my next post. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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31 responses to “Black Cat with Flowers – Tutorial #244

  1. Heavens, girl! This is so cool! I never think to do the pencils on black, and it looks so awesome…great card!

  2. love the look of the pencils on the black background!

  3. Wow this is amazing! I have all the materials, except the cat set, but I never in a million years would have thought to combine them! I love the nice bright colours on the black! TFS

  4. I have been following your work for ages, both here and on SCS, and this is one of my favorites ever! Thanks for being inspirational and sharing all these wonderful projects!!!

  5. Mitzy German

    Very clever!!! Love the card. Love the cat, too. Can’t thank you enough. Be Well.

  6. I have been looking at the spellbinders die cuts forever and never got them because i was afraid I would be spending money on things I would never use (because that never happens 😉 ). You seem to use them constantly and have given me so many ideas to work with. You are endlessly inspiring!

  7. Simply beautiful! You do such amazing artwork with cardmaking!

    Yaneri :o)

  8. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    Michelle this is amazing, I love the bright colors on the black BG. So darn cute one of my favs. Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas.

  9. Mary-Jane Downey

    Thanks for the inspiration – you always do that for me!

  10. The teal and olive are a fantastic combination and I love that you tweet updates! That is too cool!

  11. This is beautiful….I just love the colors and the contrast with the black. Another great card.

  12. wow. great use of the die and great colors. thx!

  13. Love, love, love it! Oscar, my black cat, loved it too. This is great! Now I’m going to have to get out my Prismacolors…

  14. Lynnor Goodwin

    What a stunning look!! The color on the black bg is gorgeous!! Really enjoyed this tutorial and the bit of humor at the end!!

  15. my furry friend looks a little bit like this one ;o)

    Love your card….you gave me a great idea for my christmas cards!!! Thanks!!

  16. Michelle,
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this “cat” card. It has so much depth. I am truly inspired to get back to cleaning my craft room so I can get in there to give this one a try. I loved your class in Stoughten – and my friends loved the finished cards… now to get practicing.

  17. Now that is the Cat’s Pajamas!!! Really cool look. TFS, gretat tut as always! Hugs…

  18. Christine R.

    Holy Cow – I mean, Cat – this is gorgeous! The things you think of….I haven’t made it to any of your workshops (yet) but I rely heavily on your tutorials…tomorrow’s lesson: coloring on black. Any chance this shows up on your “for sale” page?
    Cheers and purrs,

  19. Wow, Michelle, this is so vibrant and exotic looking…..way to use your finger as a tool, too! LOL

  20. OMG How fabulous! Wow I would not have thought to have stamped and colored on the black cs but it looks fantastic. The entire card is just wonderful.

  21. such vibrant colours, love it.

  22. Stunning card, as always…thanks for the great tutorial and the pussy cat humor too 🙂
    Keep stamping your magic Michelle, I love it. Hugs from down under, Tina

  23. This is Great!!!!! I like what you did with the nesties… and the pencils on black!!!! Gotta try somethig similar! Thanks again!

  24. This sure is striking! Love the colors mixed with the black. That cat humor was great!

  25. I love this card. Maybe because I’m missing my old tuxedo cat. We had to put her to sleep last week at age 20. I have this set…. I think I’ll go play.

  26. This I love. xx

  27. Gorgeous card! Love the colouring on the black!

  28. I love your animal cards! this one is also one of my favorites! thank you so much for sharing your talent with so many! I love your unique style!

  29. Your artistry and creativity are amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing you talents so freely!!!!! TFS–Patty

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