Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sneaky Peek Week: Day 3: Henna Tattoos

Hey there inky friends!  It's DAY 3 of The Cat's Pajamas SNEAKY PEEK WEEK!  Are you excited about the newest stamps/dies to be released this month?  Stunners I tell you!  I'm thrilled to be back again today to share a sneaky peek of the gorgeous new stamp set called "Henna Tattoos".  This set is a collection of gorgeous designs that work perfectly for those bold backgrounds!  The sentiments are just beautiful too!  I'm pairing up my set with a cute little sneak-of-a-sneak birdcage die...More about that another day! If you love this set and can't wait until the release on May 28, you can purchase this set TODAY so hop over to the store and grab yours!
To create my card, I started out by stamping the biggest henna pattern onto white cardstock with clear embossing ink.  I then applied some Hero Arts White Puff Powder and heat it up to create a fun and textured embossed design.  Next, I used Tombow markers to create a pretty watercolored background.  

After that, I diecut the birdcage and stamped the sentiment (and fussy cut it out) I added a few birds to the birdcage then started applying the embellishing touches.  Of course, I added some yummy ribbon and taupe seam binding.

Notice the little pastel/Sherbet holeless sequins?  They're NEW too Grab 'em HERE...a little sneak you need to add to your MUST HAVE list.  Yep, they are a MUST!

After tying the ribbon onto the card panel, I attached this panel to a white card base and my card was complete.

Thanks for hopping over to check out my project.  I hope my project inspired you today!  Please hop over to the TCP Blog to check out all the other deelish inspiration with this awesome set!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas...Folk Art Flowers and Folklore Flowers and Flutter By Die

Hello there inky friends!  I'm back with another sneaky peek!  Today I'm joining some of my TCP teamies as we share a little sneaky peek of some of the newest stamps and dies coming to the shop May 28th!  This week is SNEAKY PEEK WEEK and today, we're offering up (and you can buy it today too) a peek at an adorable set called "Folk Art Flowers-coordinating dies- BUNDLE  available too! and the fun die called Flutterby.  I'll be sharing more of the "Flutter by" die soon!
I decided to create a fun and cheerful can 'o posies.  I think there's nothing says cheer like a bright yellow so I paired up some yellow posies with some red buddy florals.  Since I don't have a green thumb, these posies are the perfect pick for me!  How about you?  I paired them up with some lime green twine "vines" and made a cute little scene with my images.  
Tucking in a few little leaves here and there and adding some fun distressing made the frame just pop!
The sentiments in this set...PERFECTION!!!  :)  I added a cute little red ribbon bow because, well... bows are necessary.  HEE HEE.

Thanks for hopping over today.  I hope my happy card brought a smile to your face and gave you a little inspiration for this fun set.  Please hop over to the TCP blog for a full line-up of the sneaks today!  

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas...Hey Gillfriend!

Hello there inky friends!  Today I'm joining some of my TCP teamies as we share a little sneaky peek of some of the newest stamps and dies coming to the shop May 28th!  This week is SNEAKY PEEK WEEK and today, we're offering up (and you can buy it today too) a peek at an adorable set called "Hey Gillfriend" and the fun Porthole Duo Cutups die set.  Check 'em out!  

I had fun creating this sparkly fun mixed-media card with some fun elements.  Notice the sparkly nail polish?  I picked that up at the dollar store and decided to brush it on my paper and see what happened.  To my surprise, it created such a fun sparkly/shiny background!  While it didn't smell so hot to begin with, I crossed my fingers and hoped that the smell would disappear.  
In addition to adding the nail polish to the background, I added some on the center portion of the porthole die.  This center portion is full of fun little sea cuts...and I didn't want to cover them up.  I particularly love the little seahorse.  After adding the sparkle, I moved on to stamping and coloring the mermaid.  She's just too cute!  I colored her with Copic markers.
Next, I added some stamped elements on the background panel like some orange coral, a few seahorses and the water splashes.  I also grabbed some of the newest mixes of sequins:  BY THE SEA CONFETTI MIX HERE and BLUE MOON HERE and oh my!!!  You're going to be in love.  These mixes are perfectly suited for collage and for shakers!  :)

To finish off my card, I attached the elements in a pleasing layout on the card front and mounted my mixed media panel onto a light blue panel before mounting onto a white card base.  YES, I soooo love how this card turned out.  Unique, fun and full of texture!  And if you're wondering about the nail polish smell, it disappeared the day later!  WOO HOO!!!  

Thanks for hopping over to check out my project!  I hope you were inspired and hope you hop over to the TCP blog so you can see the full line-up of sneaks offered today!