Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July 6 - (TCP Tuesday 218)

Today's card is for TCP Tuesday (TCPTUES218) which is a color challenge of Aqua, Red and Kraft selected by our hostess, Lori. I immediately thought of the colors from an older Cosmo Cricket pad Mitten Weather and as a result I now have Christmas in July card number 6 completed.

I stamped last winter's The Cat's Pajamas Peeking set, combining paper piecing and Copic coloring. I attached the image to a tag shape, placing a partial piece cut with the Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps underneath. The white snowflake was leftover from a prior project.  I had planned on using a real button at the top but since everything up to that point was flat and mail ready, I decided to go with a paper button instead. That will save me 20 cents in postage!

Christmas Card Tip of the day:  A touch of paper piecing combined with coloring adds a lot of interest to an image.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps, Cosmo Cricket dp, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E40, E41, E42, R22, R24, R29; Gift-W00, E81, BG0000, G000, G00, BG10; Shadows-BG0000, BG70

Here are the Details for TCP Tuesday:
1. Each Tuesday we will give you a challenge which will be posted in the TCP forum on SCS first and subsequently on the Dancing in Pajamas blog.
2. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
3. Add your entry to the Inlinkz Gallery on Alma's blog or upload to the SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES218 for this week's challenge.
4. TCP stamps are not required for this challenge, but highly recommended.
5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner who will win a Gift Voucher for use on The Cat's Pajamas website. The announcement will be made when Alma posts the TCP Tuesday Challenge on her blog.
6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. They will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.
7. The winner has one week from the day the winner is posted to contact Alma for his/her voucher code.

Good luck!

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  1. absolutely fabulous Nancy, love how you used the colors for this week creative!

  2. Very creative card! My favorite so far of your Christmas in July. Love that you used plaid on the bear's tummy!

  3. Just a darling card! Love all the textures and patterns. You are a master at this