Snarky Cats Christmas Tree Card | Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas

The Snarky Cats are in the house and they are ALL on the naughty list! So, this Snarky Cats Christmas Tree Card was one of my favorite cards to create for the recent Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas Release. I was greatly inspired by a card that Nina-Marie Trapani created for Tim's Simon Says Stamptember Release. She had stacked all the cats up to make a super cute slimline card and I just loved the idea of this. After coloring all of the kitty's and fussy cutting them, I tried stacking them up and saw that they kind of made the shape of a Christmas Tree! So from there, I went to work to create my Snarky Cats Christmas Tree Card.

Snarky Cats Christmas Tree Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats Christmas

Before we get started, I wanted to share that the finished size of this card is an A6, which measures 4.5 x 6.25 inches. 

Now, let me walk you through how this card came together. I began by stamping each of the images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb paper. I then colored the images using Copic Markers. Once the coloring was completed, I fussy cut each image and then played around with stacking them to create the tree. I then used a low tack tape to hold them together and placed them on the card front to determine where to create the tree behind them. The finished size of this card is an A6 which measures 4.5 x 6.25 inches. 

To create the tree behind the cats, I used the Christmas Gatherings Layering Stencil. Once I knew how I was going to position the cats, I used a low tack tape to hold them together and placed them on the card front to determine where to create the tree behind them. I used a pencil to make a couple of small marks so I would know where to create the tree.

I inked over the stencil onto Bristol Smooth Paper using Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron. I moved the stencil around to get a triangle so that would look like a tree shape.

I then ink blended the center of the stenciled area so that the stamped images would stand out a bit more from the background.

With the background completed I then adhered the Snarky Cats to the card front. I also added in the cute little bird. He seems to be looking at them like he's not quite sure what to think of them!

I also added one of the sentiments from this set. I stamped it onto black cardstock using embossing ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

And last, but not least...the star! It looks like a stamp doesn't it?! It's actually the largest star die from the Swirling Stars Thinlits. I die cut it from the same paper that I used for the stamping and colored it with Copic Markers. To make it match the stamp set, I used an alcohol based marker to add the outline and little details to match the style of the stamp art.

And there you have it...A Snarky Cats Christmas Tree! I hope you enjoyed learning how this card came together and I thank you as always for stopping by!


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  1. Oh my goodness this is adorable~! I have these cats too! So creative!

  2. HILARIOUS....LOLOLOLOLOL I love these cats and the sentiment is adorable! Terrific background choice since those cats have probably been in the Christmas tree...LOL Awesome card AND thanks for the chuckles :)

  3. this is so awesome. I love how you stacked the cats!!

  4. Pinned. LOVE the stacked cats to form a tree...brilliant. LOVE the bold coloring too.

  5. A cat Christmas tree!!! So darling and I just adore the bold colors you used. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Such a cute card! I have been having so much fun with mine - but this idea is just genius! Leslie

  7. OMG! These cats are hilarious! Loved yr card so much I made one this morning! The only difference was, I stamped and masked my images and then cut them out using my Scan N Cut machine. Also, I used a different stencil for the background. These cats are so funny and make me giggle every time I see them! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Stay well:-)

  8. Love your card and I love the Snarky Cats.


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