Newton's Nook Designs February Release Day 3 | Company of Cats

Welcome friends! It's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs February Release and today we're sharing a fun new set that is sure to be a favorite of all the cat lover's out there. This set called Company of Cats is similar to the super popular Frozen Fellowship Stamp Set, but instead of snowmen we have cats!

This stamp is sized to fill your card front and is super fun for coloring! So if you love to color, you are going to have a blast coloring all the kitties! Now, I have something to admit here. I was a bit intimidated with "all the coloring" when I first started playing around with this stamp set. It got me to thinking that I may not be the only one out there to feel that way, so I decided to create and share 2 different ways to go about coloring this stamp set. One simple and one more detailed. It did take a while to color the more detailed version..but I was relaxing and having fun while I was coloring. And that is what coloring is all about!

Company of Cats | Simple Version


Simple Coloring Cat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Company of Cats Stamp Set

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I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do my coloring on both cards. I stamped the image with Black Versafine onto Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. By embossing the image it helps "hold" the color in place and reduces the possibility of the colors bleeding.

To create the simple version, I only colored the bows, scarves and collars on the kitties. I then colored all around the edges to help the design stand out more against the white background. Once the coloring was complete, I die cut the panel using the large frame die from the Frames and Flags Die Set. I then stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I did the same technique and added 2 little paw prints for a bit of an embellishment to the sentiment. The paw prints are from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set.

Simple Coloring Cat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Company of Cats Stamp Set

Company of Cats | Detailed Version


Now let's take a look at the detailed version. As you can see, I colored all the kitties different colors using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a water brush to help blend the ink.

Detailed Coloring Cat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Company of Cats Stamp Set

Once the coloring was done, I trimmed the panel to size and mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock die cut using the large frame from the Frames and Flags Die Set.

Detailed Coloring Cat Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Company of Cats Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed learning about 2 different ways to color stamp sets like Company of Cats. Remember, you don't have to get complicated or detailed with your coloring to make a great card design!

Blog Hop Details & Giveaway

Now, let's get to the fun stuff....the blog hop and giveaway!!!




Would you like to win the “Company of Cats” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! To enter, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 15th at 9pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Supplies

Are you interested in the Newton's Nook Designs products I used to create my cards? These are the new stamps and dies I used to create the above cards and they will be available to purchase Friday, February 16th!

Newton's Nook Designs Company of Cats Stamp Set








Comments

  1. Your kitty card is adorable! I love all of these cute kitties!

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  2. love this card!
    im in love with those stamps!
    so adorable!
    hugs

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  3. Both versions are just adorable! Love the simple coloring on the first card with just the details colored in! And your second card has so many pretty color variations for each kitty!

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  4. Both cards are beautiful. Wonderful colouring too. Sweet set.

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  5. Great cards, so many fun coloring options with this stamp.

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  6. I love both versions! They first is great with just the pops of colour and the second with the kitty "rainbow" as I call it. I love this stamp and love your cards and colouring with Zig markers!

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  7. Both cards are fabulous. I love how the simple version with just the scarves and collars colored gives such a delicious wintery look. Perfect for the winter storm we are having on this Valentine's Day!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  8. Your coloring is SO VIBRANT, and everything pops out so beautifully, what lovely cards!!! Love the scalloped borders as well!

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  9. Love the white cats with the icy blue background accent against the black card.

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  10. Thanks for showing a simple version, too... sometimes coloring a lot can be daunting. Love them both! I want to be in the middle of this pile of cats!

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  11. Love this new stamp f Newton and friends. And I love your coloring of it. Very nice!

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  12. Your card is simply wonderful !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  13. Love that you colored only the collars and bows of the first card. Cute projects

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  14. The colors are so pretty and the card designs are perfect!

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  15. I wouldn't have thought to do a rainbow minimalist version, but I like how that turned out! It's really fun, and also probably didn't take 20 years to color. And then the one with all the different colored cats is great too. I'm so impressed with how you spaced out the different colors. I feel like with large stamp sets like this, I always end up really heavy on one color on one side, but you spaced the colors out beautifully. Great job, and thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love your cards! Coloring certain accents really adorable!

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  17. Now this is the type of coloring I could actually
    dp. lol I love this design!!

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  18. this stamp is super cute! great job on both cards!

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  19. Beautiful cards!!! Love these kitties!!!

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  20. I absolutely love these amazing ideas, and this stamp is just adorable!

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  21. This is a fun set. Love both your versions.

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  22. Thank you for showing how you did the same card to two totally Separate Ways. Love the creativity and only coloring the collars.

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  23. Fabulous cards! Love the first one with the accessories and background coloured!

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  24. Another fabulous two set post. Love these cats.

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  25. Both versions are so cool! I love all the cats colored but it's also so cool to see how you could make a quick card with this!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs

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  26. I love these cute cats. Such nice cards.

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