Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Card Patterns and The Cat's Pajamas Inspriation Challenge

I went searching for some fun challenges this week and ended up at two places, Card Patterns and The Cat's Pajamas. I recently found out that The Cat's Pajamas issues a new challenge each Tuesday and this week it is an inspiration challenge.
This first card is Card Patterns sketch #12 for this week. Their sponsor is Unity stamps so I pulled out this set I just love. The sketch really has what look like three circle kind of designs on the front, but what I like about sketches is that you are to look at them and make them your own so I used the stamps and created three points of interest on the front.
The two little stamped birds are one of the points, the Give Thanks label piece is the second and the flower is the third.
1. The birds are stamped and embossed and colored with Copic markers and accented with Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion paint on portion of the birds. One of the birds is added to the card with foam tape so their is dimension to them.
2. The label piece is also stamped and embossed and then the greeting is stamped over that and that is also embossed. I used Copic Markers to add a little bit of color to the border and added the same Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip to the colored border. I love the little bit of glitter that this adds while still letting the colors show through.
3. The flower was really white, I sprayed it with Memories Mist by Stewart Superior. This makes such a quick and easy way to add color.
Recently I was able to play with some The Cat's Pajamas stamps if you remember that post and I wanted to pull those out again. I was over taking a look at their blog and web site and I discovered that they issue a challenge each Tues. This week the team member, Toni, picked out a great set of summer themed glasses for inspiration and I picked out the great summer colors of the prints on the glasses for my card. I just love how these Prism papers have the exact perfect shades to go with this wonderful We R Memory Keepers paper that has the exact colors in the stripes.

This cute kitty cat was simply stamped with the black ink and embossed with the Detail Clear embossing powder. I just love how intense that makes the image and really brings it to life. I gave a little shadow around the image with a Copic Marker and the blender pen and then added the Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint by Tulip to the wings and the halo. Again, I just love the amount of glitter you get with this kind of paint. Just makes that little cutie look so angelic.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Patterned papers – Providence/Cottage Street/Scenic Route Paper and Dazzling Dots/29th Street Market/My Mind’s Eye
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Set of stamps – Unity
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic Markers
Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Flower – Petaloo
Memories Mist spray – Stewart Superior

Cardstock – Prism
Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas
Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers
Black Stamp pad – Versafine
Detail Clear embossing powder – Stamps n Stuff
Circle punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Scallop oval punch - Marvy
Oval punch - McGill
Mini brads – Making Memories
Diamond Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Copic Markersc


  1. Wow, you've chosen such beautiful patterned papers to complement the images. Both cards are gorgeous.

  2. Linda, welcome to TCP Tuesday! I'm so glad you found us! Your work ROCKS! I love your interpretation of the inspiration piece for this week; the colors really work well together and I like the addition of the brads too. And who doesn't like Sprinkle the cat? :)

    Thanks again! I hope you'll play along next week too (I'll be hosting the color challenge).

  3. Great cards!!! I'm loving the Unity one.

  4. Gorgeous cards!! I love your take on the CP sketch. I have that Unity set but haven't inked it yet.

    So glad you could play along with us on CP!

  5. Great cards! I love them both!

  6. Great job on both of your cards, and I really like how you personalized your card using Sketch #12 from CP. That image is so sweet and your other card is just so bright and cheerful. Nice job with the CP sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

  7. Wow, these are both just fabulous Linda! The first is absolutely beautiful and I love the sentiment and second is so bright and fun!

    (-: Heidi

  8. What fab cards!! I especially love the colors of the kitty one - so great! :)

  9. Beautiful! Love the sentiment from Unity and the cat is adorable!

  10. LOVIN' those cards Linda, especially that first one. Fabulous!

  11. Very cute cards Linda! I like the circles of cardstock that go down the side of the second card!!

  12. Love them both, great cards Linda!!!

  13. Thanks so much for joining us again at card patterns, your cards are always gorgeous and this weeks is no exception :-)

  14. Oh, i'm loving this card!!! Great take on the TCP challenge, really like the layout, accents that image nicely - and the brads with the paper are a perfect match, all tying nicely to the PP. The bow is a nice finishing touch!