Thursday, November 24, 2011

{TCP Release} Best Fishes

*** Scroll down for my There She Goes new release post***

Sneaky Peek Week: Day THREE is here, featuring this sweet little Penguin (is the Larry or Daryl, I wonder??) in Best Fishes. I know there are some big birdy fans out there, so this little guy will have your hearts going pitter-patter:)

So, whatcha think?? I used one of our brand new dies as well, Gift Card Envie. You might be wondering how I did this, since there is no gift card or envie on my card, so I'll show you how! I like to get the most out of my steel dies, because let's face it, we aren't made of money (at least not the girls I run with;)...and it's fun to get creative and try new things! I think that this card looks like one of those tacky fishing plaques you see on bachelors walls;)!!
I cut a piece of DP (the woodgrain) and espresso CS, both a bit wider than the score lines for the base of the envelope and the fancy flap portion of the die. You could also just cut out a complete envelope, but I hate wasting paper:)

I then used my paper cutter and trimmed the cut pieces down to size (the espresso piece at the score lines and the dp piece just under) and adhered them together, making the fancy little base for my main panel.

The I just added the white embossed rectangle, popped Larry up on it, tied a bow with seam binding in a new colour, Cranberry. I added the sentiment (which was stamped on one of the Circus Panels Cutups from last release, anchored with espresso brads)
 Here is a close-up of the penguin and his lovely gift (man, I hope I don't get that for Christmas!! I think I've been a wee bit better than someone who deserves a stinky fish in their stocking...although, once we got my Grandpa a smoked salmon for Christmas and he thought he'd died and gone to Heaven, so to each his own, I guess;) Okay- off topic again, Jenny!! The image was all paper-pieced and a black brad was added in place of the stamped eye. The only colouring was to his beak and flipper feet.

Stop by Alma's blog to see some more inspiration and links to Catpackers Peeking this set...and don't forget about our 'In It To Win It' thread going on over at SCS for your chance to win this set! is also TCP's last Black Friday sale!!!


Julie Masse said...

So so cool Jenny!! I actually made a tag that way but didn't end up using it on my card - love how you matted the image with it!! Cute cute! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

AWESOME, Jenny!! Just awesome!!

Steph Herbert said...

Brilliant card Jenny! I love the paper piecing and how you used the die! You rock! :)

Nancy Thomas said...

LOL, I used the scalloped flap portion of the envie or one of my projects too. This is really a fun card Jenny. Love all your details.

Lori said...

Great idea for using the die! Love the layout.

deanna swanson said...

I love this card!! Makes me laugh :)