Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten | Christmas in July Video Hop

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the Christmas in July Video Hop. This is a fun hop meant to inspire you with Christmas cards or other handmade projects and get you motivated to make a Christmas project or two along the way.

For my sweet card today, I used the adorable kittens from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten Stamp set and several Lawn Fawn products to create a playful Christmas scene.

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten

I decided to color these images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which I hardly ever reach for anymore.  I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat set the images with clear embossing powder.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Combination

Gray Cat: 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Brown Cat: 072 Beige, 071 Flesh Color, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Light Gray Cat: 091 Light Gray, 097 Pale Gray, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Tree Branch: 040 Green, 041 Light Green
Hat: 260 Deep Red, 029 Geranium Red
Ornaments: 260 Deep Red, 029 Geranium Red, 052 Bright Yellow

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten

For the background, I blended Distress ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire then used the Lawn Fawn Snowfall Backdrop die to die cut the panel and create the snow effect.

To complete my scene, I die cut two panels from smooth white cardstock using Little Town Border die and Stitched Hillside Border die, then added Prisma Glitter to the top edge to mimic the sparkle of snow.

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten


I attached my images with foam adhesive and finished my card with a sentiment that I white heat embossed on a piece of red cardstock.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Zig Markers. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!


Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs Challenge | The Cat Pajamas #370 Challenge | Dis Digi Challenge | Creative Fingers Challenge | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies | The Die Cut Diva’s Challenge Blog | Stamping Sensations | Daisy Chain Challenge | Crafty Animals | Digi Doodle Studios Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!



6 thoughts on “Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten | Christmas in July Video Hop

  1. Donna, this is just adorable! Love GSD images, and you’ve colored this one to perfection! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  2. I adore this playful trio and I love the scene you’ve created for them. Such a fun Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  3. Such a cute Xmas card! What a darling scene. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our “Christmas in July” challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Love the expressions on the faces of those cute kittens! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


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