Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Sky Is Not Your Limit

Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas continues today with a first look at the new I Are Fun stamp set.  I combined the new set with this week's Color Throwdown challenge and the current sketch at Retro Sketches.

The Sky Is Not Your Limit card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's PajamasI used Copic markers to color set's the bear and balloon image.  It was attached to an aqua panel using foam tape.  I used the new CutUps Stitched Cloud dies--love these!--to die cut a pair of clouds from white cardstock, then tucked them underneath the bear image.  There was just enough room underneath the bear to stamp the set's "the sky is not your limit" sentiment in aquamarine pigment ink.

I edged the left side of the image panel with a teal strip die cut with TCP's CutUps Wavy Stitched Border die, then added a narrow strip of the same teal cardstock to the right edge.  The image panel was adhered to a kraft card base covered with a piece of yellow dotted patterned paper.  I accented the image and sentiment with a trio of teal enamel dots.

 Want to win one of the new releases before they're even available to purchase?  Of course you do!  For a chance to win the new Drop In set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today.  One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here's where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Christine
Jessie
Lisa
Lori--you're here!
Nancy
Wendy B.
Wendy M.
TCP Blog

And, be sure to mark our release Pajama Party on your calendar. We'll be partying on Monday, May 25 at the TCP Facebook page.  Hope you'll join us for more sneak peeks, chatting, and fun and games!

And, for more inspiration using these fun colors, check out this week's Color Throwdown challenge post and all of the challenge details here.  You can find the CTD designers here:

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** May guestie Tenia Nelson **
** Guest Star Stamper Claire  **

Materials Used:
I Are Fun stamp set, CutUps Stitched Clouds and Wavy Stitched Border dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); markers (Copic); Tropical Teal, Harvest Gold, and Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Birthday Wishes 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); teal enamel dots (Michaels) foam tape

24 comments:

  1. Adorable card! And it fits the color challenge to a
    "T"!!

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  2. Such nice soft colours! Creative regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  3. Lovely card and I love the wavy stitched border

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  4. Just love your layout! So cute!

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  5. LOVE! Love the layout and colors and I love the addition of the dots!

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  6. Love your card Lori. Todays release is so CUTE! That little bear IS CUTE!

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  7. cute--I like the colors and the wavy border.

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  8. Adorable! Love the colors and the layout ♥

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  9. Very nice use of the wavy border die, Lori. Great card and nice coloring!

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  10. Fantastic card. I love the soft colors. Such a cheery card. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Darling card! Love the stitched border and the stitched clouds! Sweet bear with all those balloons!

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  12. This is darling, Lori! I love how you used the Throwdown colors and the Retro Sketch (and you totally stole my idea!) LOL

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  13. Everybody is doing such a bang up job with this set, and every card looks so different! I keep thinking it can't get better, but I really love your card Lori!

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  14. LOVE the colors on this and how you used the stitched border.

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  15. Great card Lori! I love your take on the sketch and color challenge!

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  16. Oh this is absolutely adorable! Love that wavy border that adds so much visual interest!

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  17. This is sooo cute, Lori...such a sweet image and I love your awesome layout!!!

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  18. What a sweet image! Love the softness of the colors on this beauty, Lori!

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  19. Sweet card Lori. Love the darling image... great coloring! The stitched edge and clouds look wonderful.

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  20. I love that you used the same image as Tammy, it's really sweet. I also had a bash with the current Retro Sketch, although not for this challenge.

    It's been a pleasure joining you as Guest Star Stamper at CTD this week. Thanks for having me along.

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  21. This turned out darling, Lori! Your bear is colored perfectly!

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  22. Great take on the sketch. Love this new stamp set!

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