Coloring Cats- Tips and Tricks with Melanie Muenchinger


Hi Everyone!

It’s Saturday night and I spent the day working at the store helping with packing and shipping orders. We are still a bit behind due to the days off from our crazy weather but we are getting caught up! Yay!

Tonight, Melanie Muenchinger is up on the blog with a great technique video featuring her new Open Book stamp set. In this video, Melanie shows you how to color the cat image in several different ways.

From Melanie:

Tonight, I am showing you some tricks for coloring some very realistic looking and adorable cats with ease! We’ll do some simple masking to make the Open Book cats snuggle, then shadow, add patterns, and finally add a fuzzy texture with a regular pencil.

This is a very quick card, made with minimal supplies, and this dozing pair design is sure to be appreciated by any animal lover, friend, family member or your sweetheart.

Let me know in the comments which cat pattern is your favorite and how you would like to see one colored in a future video.

I appreciate your feedback!

Enjoy tonight’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.


  1. Mary in Wausau WI

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Pawsome tutorial!

  2. Melanie Muenchinger

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    😻 Thank you, Mary!

  3. Metty

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Melanie made my cats – the orange male, Bubba, and the black female, Raisin Bread! Very beautiful!!!

  4. Patricia Roth

    Sunday, February 17, 2019


  5. Penny Reed

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Love these cats, Melanie! Your coloring tutorial is very helpful. I have an orange big boy and a solid black girl. Almost like your picture! Thanks so much!

  6. Penny Reed

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    i love these cats, Melanie. The coloring tutorial was very helpful. I have a big orange male and a solid black female, almost like your picture. Thanks so much!

  7. Carol Jones

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Melanie, this is such a beautiful stamp set and I love cats so much that I really must get this right away! I love how you colored the cats several different patterns and colors. I’ve had many cats over my lifetime and you got these guys spot on. I prefer more realistic animals to the cartoonish ones that are so popular, and you’ve done the best realistic cat I’ve seen in a stamp! I think it would be awesome if you could do an additional cat set with them in different poses. And I would definitely love to see you color the Siamese cat. I have a Snowshoe Siamese, which means he has tiny little white socks, and his points fade to cream, not white. Is there any chance you could color one like that? Please? I would certainly appreciate it tons! Thanks for all your wonderful designs and your inspirational videos, you are truly talented and I do appreciate that!

  8. dianelikestosew

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    I love the cats. I have 3 at home. They used to curl together like your card shows. I am also happy that you used Spectrum Noir markers. That is what I have. I would love to see more of your coloring videos. Great job!

  9. Bea Connor

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    The cats are awesome! Your coloring is simply beautiful. Love your work.

  10. Bea Connor

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Your cats are awesome. Love your coloring. Great job as always.

  11. Anny

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Melanie, thank you for the wonderful kitty coloring video! I love cats and have 3 of my own. I would love to see another video in coloring Siamese cats please!

  12. jeanmheming

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    great video!!!did you know they now have the spectra noir pens in tri-blends??? I bought them and they are awesome!!! three shades in one pen…anyway I digress… I ordered this stamp set and some paper a couple days ago, cant wait for it to arrive!!! I was attracted to the book first and then the other stamp was the cat!!! I like the pen and glasses also, and definately the words!!! Its a very unique set!!! mae as many videos as you want , they are awesome too!!!

  13. Jacqui

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Hi Melanie,

    I was waiting for your coloring video and it was purrrfect!! You are a wonderful teacher and so each to follow. I have to ditto the writer who mentioned how realistic the cat is. I would also love to see more color ideas and another cat pose stamp.

    You did great work and should be proud of you achievement!!

  14. Susan

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    This was a great video to show how to mask the cats and make it look like two kitty buddies are laying together. I have 3 cats inside and one outside (the Mom) and they are all black and white. This gave me great ideas of how to color them. Thanks much!

  15. Daria

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Thank you for all the tips about coloring cats. That is always a challenge for me. Your cards are so much fun.

  16. Karen Hale

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    WOW, thanks for the cat coloring tips. I always struggle with this. I have 2 kitties and lots of cat stamps. This info will be super helpful. Great stamp set, too.

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