Thursday, June 23, 2011

TCP Sneaky Peeks- DAY 3

Bonjour- Good Morning Friends! Welcome to day three of The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky peek week! Today the design team are previewing 2 sets! Flutter By and Wheel Love...dontcha just love the names of these super sweet sets? I don't know about you, but I am all about the names of things. I can like or dislike something simply based on the name! If it's got a catchy name, I'm sold!
Today I am using the Wheel Love set. When I first saw this set, the bicycle and basket of flowers made me think of pedalling a bike through the streets of Paris, so that is the look I went for with this card. Although I've never been to Paris or anywhere in Europe and have no idea what kind of bicycles they ride, if nay at all, this is my vision:)


Oh my- Another die??? How's about three? See these fabulous little butterflies? There are three total in the set and boy are they swanky! These Mini Exotic Butterflies are so full of detail and every one is quite different from the next! They cut nice and they are the perfect embellie size! This is a standard A2 sized card, so you get the idea. One I cut from plain black CS and the other is a black CS one, topped with 6 layers of vintage sewing pattern tissue paper (I borrowed the idea from Megan Lock- see her video tutorial here). It's a fun little way to add some dimension and texture and cheap as nails to boot!



I stamped the bunny & bike twice, once on the strip of dp and the other on cream CS. I coloured and cut him out (including the small bike frame) and adhered it over the stamped dp. I coloured the tires on the dp as well. The bicycle frame is also jazzed up a bit with spica pitch black marker. Black glitter brads were attached to the wheel centres. Red satin ribbon, black sdhesive pearls on the butterfly body, a gold CS spellbinders die tucked under the layers and the super awesome die of champions, the Big Scallop Cutup, finish it off:)

For the inside, I didn't want to take any of the spotlight away from this cool dp, so I cut another lacey circle from gold and added a black butterfly. One of the sweet little sentiments included in the set was stamped along the bottom of the dp. I used a fun little trick to draw the eye to the words that I learned from my fellow cat packer, Leigh. Brush a stroke of colour using the chisel end of a copic sketch marker. Not sure if that's how Leigh does it, but that's what I did here. Without the shot of red, I really don't think you'd even notice that awesome sentiment on this busy dp.
Now that I've got you salivating over this new set, head on over to Alma's blog to see a list of the designers previewing today! And check out the forum for your chance to win this set!
Au Revoir!!

Supplies: TCP- Wheel Love set, Mini Exotic Butterflies die, Big Scallop Cutup die
Other: CS- SU!; DP- 7Gypsies (french font patterns), black damask (unknown); vintage sewing pattern (My Grandma); Black glitter brads (unknown); copics; spica; red satin ribbon (SU!); black adhesive pearls (Michaels); spellbinders lacey circles; Bigshot




13 comments:

Amy Rohl said...

Jenny, this is just crazy wonderful! I don't even know where to start...the whole look of it, the vintage/graphic mix is TDF, the layered butterflies, bunny's colors...I could go on and on, but I'd better get to work!

Hugs,
Amy

Julie said...

SERIOUSLY???? OMG Jenny, this is just stunning! I love everything about it and I never would have gone in this direction in a million years! LOL this is just amazing!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the streets of Paris vibe - a very vintage feel to this - beautifully done.

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, I love the vintage papers with that set - perfect match! Love what you've done here!

g said...

gorgeous inside & out- LOVE LOVE every detail!

alma said...

Paris was exactly the feeling I got, but oh so modern, with a touch of street cool.

GREAT looking card.

Mandi said...

I wheelie, wheelie like it!

Julie Masse said...

Simply awesome card!! Totally hip and vintage and retro all at the same time! Love the pattern butterfly - have to try that! Such a gorgeous card! :)

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Love the chic Paris feel and all your little touches. Great card!

Linda

kksb said...

Magnificent card! Love the direction you took. Darling butterflies.

Wendy said...

Are you freakin' kiddint me!!! This is fabulous!!! The whole card works and it just amazing!

Mary said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Fantastic card.

Lisa H. said...

another fabulous masterpiece! this is gorgeous....wow, girlie, I always love what you do!