Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Cat’s Pajamas May New Releases!


Hello Friends!  I’m excited to be back with The Cat’s Pajamas showing off their New Releases this month!  The sets are all about celebrating those joyful moments, and little critters that will make you smile, they definitely make me smile!  I think you’ll really enjoy them!    There are four new stamps sets, four new dies and a free with purchase die that will all be available tomorrow, May 29th in the TCP Store!


We’ll start it all off with an awesome new set in the Storybook style.  It’s called, Live More.  I love the dreamy style of these stamps and hey, when you put in a beach scene, I’m sold!  It was time to get back to my roots and do a little watercolouring on this one too - to really showcase a dreamy summer sunset.  My kids bought me a new set of Gansai Kuretake watercolour pans for Mother’s Day, and I finally got to break them out for this card.  

For the background, I really wanted to play off of the sunset clouds and colours in the card design so I pulled out TCP’s Clouds and Balloons CutUps Die to frame up the layers of the card with clouds.  



I stamped the sentiment with markers in the colours of the sky using my Misti, and then with my waterbrush, washed it out a bit, let it dry and stamped it again.  It gives that soft washed out look I like for a watercolour card.  To ground the image and add some accent colour I added a few buttons, and some layers of twine that mimic the colour of the beach sand.  

Next up, something VERY Clean and Simple.


TCP’s newest word die is this sweetly scripted Smile.  When I saw it I thought that would look really fabulous in a CAS style, which you know is a bit of a reach for me.  But, just look at how fun and graphic the pop of black, white and red is!  I love how this turned out, even though it took everything in me not to try and accent it more.  

I cut out the smile die 3 x and layered it up to give it some depth, layered it on a bit of washi tape, and then added a sweet red felt heart die cut with TCP’s Nested Hearts CutUps Die.  It gives the perfect pop of colour.  



Sweet, graphic and simple and I bet it does make you smile!  

Next up is a very fun masculine design showcasing a very jowly pup...


It’s called Whee!  Now isn’t that fun?  This pug is jumping for joy with a little help from that balloon!  I gave him some colour with Copics and fun layers of plaid patterned paper and TCP’s Big Ticket CutUps Die.  


Some sewing anchors the layers, and a wood veneer arrow helps give it some directional movement.  


Are you In It To Win It?  For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs on a daily basis including mine today.  Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for our New Release Blog Hop for another peek!  

Here are the fabulous new Products being released that I used today...


19 comments:

Nancy Thomas said...

Your cards are amazing. The watercolored sky for the beach card is pure joy. SO glad to have you back with the rest of the kitty pack.

Alma de la Rosa said...

I don't know which card I love the most. Your coloring is just wonderful, and so is your restraint. Full marks for letting your "Smile" card be. I couldn't have done it, but it's stunning.

julie23 said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the pug & balloon, the colours are lovely. X

Kimberley said...

I love the way you colored the first card!

Sonya S said...

Love the Whee set & you're card. My SIL has a pug who's tongue is always hanging out just like the in the stamp.

Vicki said...

Your water coloring on your "love more worry less" card is outstanding. I also like how you colored the WHEE puppy dog.

Nancy Huntsman said...

Very cute! I’ve gotten so many inspired ideas. Love the Pawprints & Whee sets the best.

Dina Kowal said...

Allllllll these sets are just so perfectly sweet... I love the dogs, of course, but those beachy bunnies - eeee!

lisa808 said...

LOVE your beach scene card! Awesome design. The multi layers of clouds and water coloring are fabulous!!!

Helen Budz said...

Christine, these cards are absolutely delightful--enjoyed them all but especially like the simplicity of the "smile" card. tfs

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the way you colored the stamp with the sweet Live More design! And that romping pup is so cute!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! Christine, all of you cards are so amazing. Can't stop looking at the adorable bunny watercolor with the great message.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are cute and beautiful cards Christine
Gr Karin

Foodista88 said...

Oh wow! I love the color combination you used on your first card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharron said...

Love those fabulous colors on your first card! And I adore the sweet image!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards, love the CAS, but the watercolor is amazing. Welcome back, Christine!!!

Indy's Designs said...

These are all amazingly done! Very inspiring!

CarolinesBuzz said...

3 awesome cards! All totally different. Just love that Whee! Dog. The first card - just love those colors. I love the black, white, and red card too!

Leslie Miller said...

I was ooohing and ahhhing over your watercoloring on the first card, then scrolled down and saw your CAS smile card. I do love CAS and you aced this one, Christine! I think it looks fantastic! But, wait... there's more! Your third card made me laugh out loud! Really love that happy pup and the "whee!", the colors and papers. Just so darn cute!