Tuesday, January 5, 2016

TCP Tuesday 305 -Bear Hugs and Kisses

After a short winter break, it's time for a new TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas! This week's theme is anything goes, so it's a perfect time to pull out your TCP stamps and dies and get inky.  I put together a sweet love themed design using the Bear Hugs stamp set.

Bear Hugs and Kisses card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
I colored the bear image with Copic markers and carefully cut it out, then paper pieced the heart in the bear's hand using a scrap of pink dotted patterned paper.  To tie the image in with the rest of the card, I used a strip of the same pink patterned paper across the width of the cardfront.  Before adhering it to the card, I edged the patterned paper with a narrow strip of bright pink cardstock to set it off from the pale pink card base.  I tucked a half white paper doily underneath the bottom edge of the patterned paper.  A twine tied button placed where the doily and patterned paper meet added a whimsical element to the design.  I haven't been using many buttons lately, but I have a ton in my stash waiting to be used!  The set's "bear hugs and kisses" sentiment was stamped directly on the patterned paper strip.  I placed the bear onto the card using foam tape for dimension.

Ready to play along with our TCP Tuesday challenge?  I hope so!  Here are the challenge details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog as well as on our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button found on the blog.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week’s winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
Be sure to stop by the TCP blog for even more inspiration from the rest of the talented Cat Pack!
Materials Used:
Bear Hugs stamp set (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Pixie cardstock (Avery Elle); Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); pink dotted patterned paper (Michaels); white twine (Hemptique); white paper doily; pink button; foam tape

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