Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Kitty – Pals Paper Arts 308

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

I have a confession. This stamp set, Pretty Kitty, was on my first order. I have been pulling it out to look at it and then putting it back again because it requires COLORING. Which gives me terrible anxiety ๐Ÿ™

But I finally put on my big girl pants and colored. Isn’t this little guy a sweetie?

Helpful Stuff:

  • The Real Red card base combined with the Real Red banner and the Real Red flowers use the rule of thirds to keep everything in balance.
  • The Black and White are neutrals which, when used together, give the red an extra boost.
  • I used a blender pen to color the image. I find it leaves less streaking than the full strength marker as well giving you the ability to go back and add darker detail.

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Stampin’ Write Markers colors used: Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Perfect Plum, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake.

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • You can never have too much bling. I’m just saying. And…did I forget the sentiment? Nope!

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Cardmaking - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

This sweet little kitty truly does make me happy!

The inspiration for today’s card is Ann Schach of the Pals Paper Arts design team’s darling sketch:


I just flipped it over onto it’s side:)


I would love to hear what you think of today’s card, the Pretty Kitty stamp set, and any comments on coloring…do it terrify you too?




  1. Dawn Tidd says:

    This is such a cute card, Shannon, and in one of my favorite color combos too! You’re coloring looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.

  2. Sharon H. says:

    Such a sweet card! I’m going to remember your “rule of three”. I use it often but have never applied it to the color balance in my cards. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Nancy Farrell says:

    Oh WOW . . . I thought I was the only one that didn’t color. I think your card came out beautifully. Maybe, MAYBE, I’ll start small, very small.
    Have a great day!

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