This week’s TCP Tuesday challenge is an inspiration challenge based on this fun photo collage provided by Jen. I loved the rainbow—ish elements and used that as a starting point for my card. I ended up with a card that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
I used the pinwheel-toting PJ the Bear image from the What a Blast set as my focal image. PJ’s colored with Copic markers and cut out. I replaced the line art pinwheel in the image with a 3-d one, courtesy of the CutUps Pinwheel die. The pinwheel’s cut from a piece of double sided designer paper so that there’s a fun pattern visible on the entire pinwheel. I set PJ on a little scene with a CutUps Grass Border die bottom and a single felt cloud cut from a CutUps Cloud Border strip.
I cut a bunch of cardstock scraps into uniformly sized strips, then layered them on a black panel. After machine stitching along the left edge, I set the rainbow strip on a white card base. The image panel is layered over the right side of the strip. I stamped the set’s “You make my heart spin” sentiment underneath the image panel in red ink.
Be sure to stop by Alma’s blog for links to projects created by the rest of the Cat Pack based on this week’s inspiration piece. Don’t forget to add your creation to the guestbook found there for a chance to win this week’s Cat Cash prize . . . And, if you go with a Valentine theme using TCP stamps or CutUps, link up your project to the ongoing Valentine blog hop (use the linky widget in the right sidebar) for a chance to win even more Cat Cash!
What a Blast stamp set, Neenah White cardstock, CutUps Pinwheel, Grass Border, and Cloud Border dies (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug inks (Tsukineko); Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Lovely Lilac, and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Dots & Stripes-Metropolitan 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); circle dies (Spellbinders); silver brad (Recollections); white felt; sewing machine; foam tape