Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen

Cat Lovers Hop Featuring Bravehearted for the Holidays

Ellen Hutson is a sponsor for the Cat Lovers Blog hop happening October 26 – 31, 2020. In honor of the theme of the blog hop, Brand Ambassador Adelina Starace has two holiday themed cards using the Bravehearted stamp set by Brandi Kincaid.

Hello everyone, Adelina here sharing a couple of holiday cards using the Bravehearted stamp set. If you’ve followed me on Instagram, you saw me use this stamp set for Halloween. Today I’m going to show you how to accessorize it for Christmas!

The first thing I did is stamp the roaring lion image, die cut it and colored it with Copic markers.

Anyone else die cut and then color? I tend to do it that way because I’ve had times when I color an image and when I die cut it I end up with it off center. I try to save myself that frustration by stamping a couple of the same images at a time and then die cutting them. There is nothing worst than taking the time to color an image only to die cut it wrong! *laugh*

Next I die cut and colored a few of the images from the Bear Ware 5 set and a pair of the Deer Antlers. The Deer Antlers are the perfect size for this image and all it needed was a cute little red nose!

I arranged the antlers on either side of the lion’s head. Added the nose and then placed one of the wrapped gifts in his mouth. Rudolph the red nose lion! *laugh*

I arranged a few of large peppermint candy embellishments on the card front for a festive touch. Then finished it off with the “JOY” sentiment using the Tall n Skinny alpha and some glitter cardstock.

The next card I made uses the other image from the Bravehearted stamp set. I dressed this one up as Santa!

I created a background using some patterned paper by Lawn Fawn and layering my images over it. The sentiment is from the ‘Tis the Season sentiment stamp set.

I added a large peppermint candy to the top of the hat and the Christmas lights from the Bear Wear 5 stamp set. It’s a quick and easy card, but the striped paper adds some fun candy cane themed visual interest.

If you’re just starting out in card making or you are slowly growing your stamp collection, I cannot recommend the Bravehearted stamp set enough. Combined with the accessories from any of the Bear Ware sets linked below, you can use these images for just about any occasion!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found a little inspiration! Have a great day!


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  • Reply Janis in ID October 26, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Oh, my goodness…..I adore these two holiday lion cards featuring the Bravehearted set. So fun that you put the present in the lion’s mouth in the first card and dressed the King of Beasts up in a Santa hat and beard in the second one!!! Love the peppermint candy tassel on the hat. Your coloring is amazing.

    Thank you so much for sponsoring the #2020CatLoversHop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Reply didosdesigns October 26, 2020 at 6:43 am

    Ahhh these are brilliant makes, just popped over from the Cat lovers Bloghop, Thanks for sponsoring, Hazelxx

    • Reply Adelina Starace October 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks for popping over! Glad you like the cards!

  • Reply Chandhini October 26, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Love how you turned this stamp set into Christmas theme set. I
    How clever of adding red nose and antlers.
    Thank you so much for sponsoring CatLoversHop 2020.

  • Reply Sue D October 26, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Fun card designs with this big cat. Thanks for being a sponsor.

  • Reply Mary Holshouser October 26, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Love the cat with a roar that gives presents.
    Cute card. thanks for helping with the Cat Lovers
    Hop. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Reply Nana Connie October 26, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Braveheart as a reindeer is fantastic! Thanks for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop this year and welcome aboard. 😀

    • Reply Adelina Starace October 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you! It’s a versatile stamp set.

  • Reply Sheri Kempke October 26, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Adorable cards–I’m a cat lover !

  • Reply Alice October 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    So different and fun!!!
    THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!

  • Reply Carole J October 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    You big cat holiday cards are awesome! Thank you so much for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop. xx

  • Reply Ashley Cortez October 28, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    These card’s are so adorable love them , Thank you for being amazing and sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lover’s Blog Hop

    • Reply Adelina Starace October 29, 2020 at 10:06 am

      Thanks, Ashley! Glad you liked the cards!

  • Reply Vivian Foo October 29, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Interesting use of your Cats stamps, fab! THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!

    • Reply Adelina Starace October 29, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Thanks, Vivian! Glad you liked them.

  • Reply dannscraftingwhims October 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop again this year! I LOVE all my EH goodies, especially the kitty ones! : )

  • Reply Christi C October 29, 2020 at 11:34 am

    ROAR!! That lion has stolen my heart! So cute!! Thank you for sharing your marvelous creations with us and for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop 🙂

  • Reply Chris Craft November 1, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Oh, those are awesome holiday cards!!! So cute!
    Thank you so much for being a sponsor for the 2020 Cat Lover’s Hop at Her Peaceful Garden. I enjoyed it so much!

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