greeting cards

Cat on a bookshelf

CR00476 square

Because I spent March mostly working on mixed media pieces, I didn’t get around to making this until almost the last day of the month. And then my craft desk was still an absolute mess so I couldn’t take the photos to go with the blog post and I ended up putting a quick photo over on Instagram and linking that up to the challenge instead.

Luckily I had decided what I wanted to do with this image, so it was just a case of making the card rather than anguishing over what to do. Even better, I had made the tweaks to the digi stamp — turning it from a single bookshelf into two shelves — earlier in the month and had printed it out (all the things I could do without access to my craft desk).

CR00476 through

I kept the colouring simple: the cat is the only thing with any real shading on it. I think that the fussy cutting took just as long to do as the colouring. Maybe even longer.

With it all carefully cut out I just had to glue it to a sheet of acetate, trim it down to size and attach it to a card back.

CR00476 detail


  • Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge – March

Copic markers:

bookshelf – E41, E42, E43, E44
cactus – YG61, YG63, G46, RV34, RV32
pot heart – RV34
book pages, grey – W00, W1
book pages, brown – YR30, E30, E35
books 1 – YG17, YG67
books 2 – YG61, YG46
books 3 – YG95, YG99
books 4 – YG11, YG06
books 5 – YG03, YG25
mouse – E70, E71, E74
cat – YR24, YR27, E37


  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – cat in bookshelf
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    thick acetate
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark green

CR00476 display

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