Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge--and a Sneaky Peek, Too!

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I’m combining my SSSC card with another sneaky peek of a set from the upcoming release from The Cat’s Pajamas. The new stamp set I'm sharing today (plus six other new sets and three brand new dies, too!) will be available on Tuesday, October 29.
My card uses the sketch flipped on its side to show off the gift-toting penguin from then Believe stamp set. The image is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink—it’s my absolute favorite for stamping the penguin images so that they’re a true, solid black. I used Copic markers to color the image and added just a touch of glitter on the snowy rooftop. The “holiday wishes” sentiment is stamped in the open space above the image.

I matted the colored image on an olive panel, then set it on a red panel along with a piece of seasonal dotted designer paper. A strip of olive grosgrain ribbon along the right side of the card adds a little texture to the simple design.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White
Dawn Easton

Jackie Pedro
--taking the week off Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
--taking the week off Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

And, you can see more sneaky peeks of this set from the other Cat Pack members listed on Alma’s blog.

If you like what you see, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win this set for yourself even before you can buy it. That’s right, our now traditional In it to Win it contest is back! Be sure to stop by the In it to Win it thread in the TCP member forum on SCS to chat with the Cat Pack and other TCP fans. One lucky commenter each day will be randomly selected to win one of the new releases.

Be sure to mark the TCP release night Pajama Party on your calendar. It’s coming up on Monday, October 28 from 8-10 PM EST in the TCP member company forum on SCS. I hope you’ll join us for chatting, fun, games, and some prizes, too.  I’ll be there in my pajamas!

Materials Used:
Believe stamp set, Neenah white cardstock (The Cat’s Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red and Old Olive cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); North Pole 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); olive grosgrain ribbon (Morex); Crystal Stickles (Ranger)


  1. sooo, so cute! love how you flipped the sketch, looks great with this adorable penguin.

  2. LOVE this! That penguin is so stinking cute!!! Time for me to order some TCP! It's been far too long!

  3. Absolutely adorable! TCP is new to me (I know...what rock have I been hiding under!), and from what I've seen, I've been missing out! So sweet!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Flipping the sketch was a great idea Lori - super cute and sweet card.

  5. Super cute, love the sketch flipped like this, I did that too! That penguin is so adorable!!!

  6. Absolutely adorable card! Flipping the sketch was a perfect choice for showcasing this little guy.


  7. So, so, SO cute! I love that paper and your coloring is super fab!

  8. Ack this is so stinkin' cute Lori. I just love these TCP penguins. I am loving all of the new images and dies!!

  9. Super sweet Lori! Love your colouring and the happy polka dot paper!

  10. This is precious! I am LOVING this sweet little guy! I can't wait to buy him!

  11. What a sweet stamp - I love these penguins!!


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