Thursday, April 2, 2020

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Still Life

It's another day of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak PeeksThere are 6 new stamp sets and 5 new die sets in this release. Three die sets coordinate with three of the stamp sets and will be available to purchase separately or as a bundle with special pricing.  All the new products will be available for purchase as revealed throughout the week with the full release on April 7 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack.

The new Still Life Bundle set was a great distraction plus I tried out a new coloring medium. I stamped and die cut three of the floral images and colored with Karin Brushmarker Pro pens which were new to me. To prepare the background I scribbled a Karin marker onto a mixing mat, then applied to the background with a brush. I also splattered with a paintbrush using the ink from the pen as well as plain water. After it dried, I embossed it with a die from the Flutter By set and attaached the floral set using glue and and foam dots. The sentiment from the Winning set was stamped directly onto the panel using new leaf ink.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and Master's Touch watercolor cs, MFT and PTI ink, Karin Brushmarker Pro
Karins: Flowers-Amber 195, Orange Red-051, Cerise 375; Background/Leaves-Grass 253

I stamped and die cut four of the floral images using the new Still Life Bundle, then colored with Karin Brushmarker Pro pens. I also stamped two of the images using new leaf ink and cut out with the matching dies as coloring wasn't necessary. To prepare the background I scribbled two of the Karin colors onto a mixing mat, sprayed with water, then dipped a piece of acetate into the mixture and applied randomly to the watercolor cardstock piece for a subtle background. After the piece was dry, I attached the various floral pieces using glue on the stems and foam dots for the flowers. I stamped the sentiment to the set using new leaf ink onto a banner piece cut with a die from the Ribbon Banners CutUps

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI, MFT cs, Master's Touch watercolor cs; MFT and PTI ink, Karin Brushmarker Pro
Karins: Flowers-Red 209, Magenta 359, Lilac 225, Gold 283, Canary 166; Leaves-Grass 253; Background-Grass 253, Arctic Blue 254

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs  including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:

You'll be seeing more of these stems. I created a bunch of them at one time, taking my shelter-in-place frustrations out on stamps and dies! 

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  1. Lovely spring card? I'm a fool for flowers💐. This set is on my wish list!

  2. I love the orange!!! So pretty!!

  3. Stunning coloring! I LOVE the backgrounds!

  4. Oh Nancy, I love that soft green in the background. These flowers are just the right touch. Great sentiments for these uncertain times!

  5. Ooh these are super pretty! I love the backgrounds and the design!

  6. Love the individual flowers.
    Great cards. thanks for

  7. Beautiful cards with this Still Life set! Love the pretty backgrounds for your flowers!

  8. Gorgeous creations, great stamps! I especially love your orange flowers with the green background!

  9. Both cards are just sooo pretty! Love that lime green
    inked background. Really makes the flowers pop. And I love
    how you stamped the sentiment on a banner, too.

  10. Lovely cards, the colours and composition are great

  11. This lovely delicate floral set is beautiful! These gorgeous cards showcase this great new release perfectly!