Monday, March 28, 2011
New Release TCP Tuesday Hop from The Cat's Pajamas
Well, how 'bout that latest release from The Cat's Pajamas? It was just last night, so you still can order your stamps, dies and new twine colors...you'll just be fashionably late. As with our other releases, we like to wrap things up in an "after-party" of sorts by combining one last release sample with the TCP Tuesday challenge for the week. As for the HOP, it started over on Julie's Blog (another masterpiece by my sister, Sara) because she's the Hipster Hostess with the Mostess! Check out the deets on how to play along on ALMA'S blog HERE.
So let's get started by me telling ya'll what this card is all about:
'Nuff said. Haha! Although Steven Tyler IS a hottie (and on my "list"-wink wink. I could stay awake, just to hear him breathing.), Julie inspired us to make a "SHAPED CARD" for her challenge this week. Since the new release set, IDOLS was inspired by some of us Cat Packer's love for American Idol, I had to have Steven grace my blog today. (I feel like I've just explained the game, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.)
Anyway, I got this crazy idea to make a CONCERT TICKET for our Idols! I just made it be a flat card for now, but you could glue a "hinge" on the back of it to make it a regular card. Wouldn't it be cute for some party invitations, or a surprise concert ticket gift? I had SO MUCH fun making it, and I giggled the whole time, tickled by the whole idea and that it was actually working out like I dreamed it. Do ya'll do that?
We've got a little Elvis, Ringo Starr and Michael Jackson, making up an awesome cover band, penguin style. Who wouldn't want to pay good money to see them perform their worldwide "You Rock My World" Tour?
I've already put in my request to Alma for an accessory Idols set--KISS style!...also included would be some crazy hats and a full length leather coat in honor of Mr. Tyler.
Ok, that's all from me. Now to change gears and settle down with Eric to watch a little Dancing With the Stars. Hmmm...penguins ballroom dancing? Oh, Alma! Walk This Way and go see your next stop on the hop--Jenny Peterson who is guest designing with us! Thanks for stopping by!
Oops, I did it again...Dream On.
SUSIE Q-TIP: Lining up alphabet stamps can be tricky (that's why sometimes it's just easier to be wonky on purpose). Line your CLEAN acrylic block up straightly on some grid paper. Looking through the block to the grid, place a piece of Scotch tape "along" one of the grid lines, creating a taped line on your block to use as a baseline for your letters. As long as you don't totally squash the stamps down in the ink, the tape should stay clean so you can leave it in place when you actually stamp off your lettering. Don't forget to spell everything in a "mirror image" too.
Stamps: Idols, Coolvetica and Nightie Alphabets (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Kraft, White, Black (PTI), Ballet Blue (SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories: Pinking Border CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), 3/4" Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Stardust and Gold Stickles, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 4.25" x 7"
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