Spring is here! Hi TCP Fans! It’s Christine greeting you today with my tulips peeking out of the ground and warmer temperatures in my neck of the woods. Shaking off Winter always makes me hungry to spend time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and all that’s coming to life.
This month’s New Release goodies at The Cat’s Pajamas are all about those warmer days, and soaking in the fun of Spring. Today I have two projects to show you. This first design is a pair of woodland cuties from the new digiset, Into the Woods. This little skunk and squirrel were sized smaller, and trimmed out to create a little scene on the woodgrain die cut heart and coloured with Copics to match the beautiful woodland themed patterned paper (Melissa Lowry).
Touches of greenery were added behind the make image with the new Button Flowers Digi SVG file using my Silhouette, and then also added the swirly border from the new SVG cutting file Summer Borders, to tie in that pop of red. The sentiment comes from a retired TCP polymer set because I’m in need of more Birthday cards for my stash. Next up, we’ve got a floating bear delivering Birthday balloons!
The new Catch My Drift is another adorable image, and so fun to colour up the translucent balloons he’s being carried away by. After colouring with Copics, I trimmed him out and placed him on a sponged background of spring clouds using a retired TCP stencil and Tumbled China Distress Oxide ink, in a mini-slimline size. To accent I added a sliver of our new Black and White Spring Digi Papers, a patterned paper swirly border from the new Summer Borders, Baker’s Twine, Iridescent sequins and the sentiment stamped on another one of the summer borders, just trimmed smaller to fit the size of the card.
Once I had him placed on the cloudy sky, I added in a little Copic colouring between the balloons to get the popped up design to match the cloud line from the background. The mini-slimline size really gives you that feeling of him floating up, up and away! Here’s a peek at the New Release Items from April that I used today....
I hope you enjoyed the inspiration today! More inspiration will be coming all month long!