My friend had been trying to get a cat for her birthday and when the adorable cute cat tutorial below, I immediately knew I had to put it on her card. My cat is a bit different as I did it in watercolor and it isn't as good as the original, but I think it ended up really well and my friend liked it!
First, I sketched out the cat along with my birthday message below. It's really important to sketch very lightly, as hard pencil lines will show through the watercolor. After the watercolor dried, I used a black pen to go over the edges to give the cat a more clean look but I wasn't patient enough and attempted to erase a few stray pencil marks when the outline wasn't dry and it caused the smears.