Sunday, June 26, 2011

TCP Sneaky Peeks- DAY 6

Today The Cat's Pajamas design team are previewing our 7th stamp set for the new release! I think that this is going to be one of TCP's most popular releases- by the palpable excitement over at the SCS forum, to all the lovely comments I've seen here and on my fellow Cat Packer's blogs- People are in love:) What'd you think of that cool 'rolled nest' Cutup? Pretty cool, huh?
Today we have another sweet bunny to show you from the set Away We Go. This little fella's motto is Go Big, or Go Home with his mode of transportation. Nothing screams 'look at me!!!' like rolling in, in a hot air balloon. That's style, right there!

I went with a bit of a CAS look, altough this card took more time than some of my cluttered, layered cards with 4000 details... I think it was the colouring:S lol, but I love colouring, so it's all good:)


I had this vision of a bunny balloon  race. I wanted a really uniform look with the balloons, so I made them all the same colours, only changing the colour of the bunnies to make them individual. I stamped my images on xpress it blending CS where I wanted them placed, then used the Cloud Border Cutup die and cut out sections of clouds from the white stamped sheet (using the die in a 'negative' way). The images were then coloured (I would recommend colouring after in case you mess up the cutting somehow- no one wants to spend a bunch of time colouring an image, then have the whole thing wrecked during the cutting stage;). I then adhered the white piece over a piece of dp the exact same size so the pattern showed through the cloud cutouts. I added some 'positive' clouds cut from a coordinating dp pattern and popped them up on dimensionals to look like the air balloons were floating behind some clouds. This border is awesome! As you can see, clouds are very easy to cut apart to make individual ones- lots of bang for your buck here people! The sentiment was stamped on white CS and then one of the dp scraps from the polka dot clouds was used to 'frame' it, simply cutting around the dp, following the curves of the dies cut line to make my cloud frame (clear as mud?)


And here is the inside, using some of the same elements as the front (negative cutouts over dp and a popped up sentiment)! What do you think? I wanted kind of a retro feel (how couldn't I with the sentiment 'Fly Me To The Moon'?) with this card and I think it came out pretty good!


Okay my friends- if you want to see more of this fantastic set in all it's stamping glory, then get yourselves over to Alma's blog for a list of DT links!

14 comments:

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous layout Jenny - I love that you stamped it multiple times. Beautifully done!

Julie Masse said...

WOWzers girlie you're on fire! Totally fun card - I love it!! :)

Julie E said...

Soooo stinkin' cute!!! What a great way to use the stamp and dies!!!

alma said...

This is just crazy cute. Love all the cloud cutouts. It's just terrific.

Lisa H. said...

the bunny balloon race is perfect and sooooo cute! love how amazing this looks.

kksb said...

Your card is stupendous! Love your layering, coloring and paper. What company makes this paper. Rich deep colors. Yummilicious!!!

jen del muro said...

THUD!! I love this! You are such a smartie pants and so clever with those clouds! All of your sneak peeks have been out of this world! Sorry I'm such a bad commenter!!

Amy Rohl said...

Ok, so the mountain project is absolutely, unbelievably awesome, but I'm in love, in.love., with this card! The colors (your coloring, too), the polka dot clouds, and the negative clouds...so.freaking.cool.!

Michele Boyer said...

W-O-W! Your coloring is incredible! This is just so SO cute!! Love the bunny, the balloon, the clouds...all of it!

Joan V said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is fantastic. Love the clouds. Thanks for sharing.

g said...

super cool inside & out- LOVE the multiple gorgeous balloons & bunnies- fab papers too! that you used the negative cut outs inside is so neato!!

Karen Motz said...

Love all the different cloud layers!!!

Vickie Z said...

Been out of town and out of touch...checkin' out the new release.... This card is AWESOME!!!! Love the bunnies and clouds!!! Perfect!!!

Gabby said...

Fab, fun card, depicting a cloudy sky filled with hot air balloons. Unique design and such wonderful choice of papers. :)