Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TCP Tuesday 309-Hello Spring

It's time for a new TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas!  For this challenge, we're focusing on Spring.  I paired a TCP stamp with a spring icon (a kite) with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch for my card.

Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's PajamasI stamped the kite flying penguin image from the Up, Up, and Away set in black pigment ink, then covered the image with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it for a glossy look.  After the embossing cooled, I colored the image with Copic markers, then carefully cut it out using a combination super sharp scissors and a craft knife.

I used foam tape to adhere the colored image to a light blue card base.  To give the panel more of a sky-like look, I die cut a cloud from shimmery white cardstock using TCP's CutUps Stitched Cloud dies.  The cloud was tucked beneath the  raised image.  I stamped the "hello" sentiment from the Show Me the Monkey set was stamped to the left of the image to complete the design.

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 by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die on your project, but if you do have them, we would love to see them!
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the 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 more animal themed inspiration from the Cat Pack!

Materials Used:
Up, Up, and Away and Show Me the Monkey stamp sets, CutUps Stitched Clouds dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Lake House cardstock (WPlus9); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollection clear embossing powder (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Lori! He is fabulous! Way to get carried away - you can color over an embossed image? or do mean that you colored the kite after the penguin cooled? Inquiring mind[s] wants to know! Thanks for sending him over to CTS!!

  2. The image really pops against the colored card stock background. Simple and beautiful.

  3. Oh, this is adorable and so fun! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  4. This is cuter than cute Lori.


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