Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello There...

We’re back for another fabulous day of The Cat’s Pajamas new release Sneaky Peeks!  Alma has some amazing dies coming out this week that I’m quite taken with.  This fabulous little font lovers die is called Hello There.  



Today I paired this wonderful die with another set that you’ll see peeked later this week (I’m just warning you ahead of time....it’s AH-MAY-ZING!), so today is an extra sneaky sneak peek of it in the watercoloured background.  I thought the flowers and the die really paired well together.  I added a wash of water to the watercolour paper, allowed it to soak in a little then stamped the background and used a waterbrush to spread out and soften the colour a little.  

I used the die about 3 or 4 times on watercolour paper that I had added a nice colour wash to, and then layers of cardstock so I could stack it up and have some height for the sentiment.  It’s such a pretty cheerful font :).  

The background is also ink splattered after I watercoloured it, I love the dreamy effect.  



To finish off the design I added some clear sequins and silver cording.  It’s really clean and simple...yet that washy background really gives it such life!  

Here’s a peek at the gorgeous die...



Now don’t forget that there’s an EASY way to win TCP goodies this week!  All you have to do is comment on the designers’ blogs and you’re In It To Win It!  Each day Alma will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store, and she’ll announce the winners on the TCP Blog.  






And this is your official invitation to our Pajama Party on Monday April 25... join us in our Facebook Forum for the fun!  

Here’s the Cat Pack showing off this super fabulous die today!

Brenda Nakandakari
Christine Okken (you are here)
Jessica Rone
Julie Elak
Nancy Thomas
Wendy McGaffey
Guest Designer Lesley Croghan 
and Alma at the TCP Blog!



16 comments:

Kimberley said...

Pretty card!

lvtaz2000 said...

What a beutiful card. This sentment die really deserves to be a centerpiece.

Heidi Stamps said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Masse said...

Christine this is just gorgeous! I rink you've sold me! ;)

Sherry Rose said...

Wow Christine! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I absolutely love your work! You inspire me to create (and spend...lol!) Now I have to get this die and stamp!

Nancy Thomas said...

Absolutely stunning Christine - I adore the background and the wash of color on the die cut. Beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pretty background and the gorgeous colors in the die cut.

Super Stick Chick said...

Amazing work, Christine! Love the beautiful colors and how well they work with the pretty sentiment CutUp.

Julie E said...

Love this with all the water coloring creating a great distressed look.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your beautiful watercoloring and I am in love with this awesome 'Hello There' CutUps die! Such a pretty font... can't wait to order it. C'mon release day!

D.Ann C said...

This is SO lovely!!! I'd love to make a set of these!!

Indy Owens said...

Gorgeous card!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful stamping!!

Brenda said...

Wow, so beautiful. This set seems to have been made for you!

alma said...

My goodness this is a lovely card. The colors and silver twine just set your wonderful watercolor off to perfection.

CherylQuilts said...

Well, Christine, I thought for sure I commented on this card, but it's GORGEOUS! I love this stamp, your colors/coloring, and I love this beautiful word die! Wow!! Hugs!