Hey! Its Tuesday!

Don’t forget that over on The Cat’s Pajamas blog there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs and TCP products are not required to particpate! All you need to do is created a Spring card and share it in the link on the challenge blog post! Easy and FUN and who doesn’t like free products!

Here is a card I made using the Family Forever Stamp set! How adorable is this little bear!? There are also bunnies and little ducks in this set! Just too cute!

I colored this springtime scene using Copic markers. Super fin and easy!

The finished card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and I love the square shape. It’s just a little unexpected!

Be sure to check out the challenge! You can find it HERE! The Cat’s Pajamas Blog.

Happy crafting!

April Fools Day!! A joke and a pun!

Happy April 1st!! Also known as April fools day!! This is a big day at our house. Jokes and gags are planned for months in advance. And everyone know they will fall victim to at least one joke before the end of the day. Waiting to see who will get you and when, is the most funny part of the day.

We also tell all kinds of jokes. Like this one made using the newest stamp set coming SOON to the Gerda Steiner shop called Chicken Scratch!

I drew in the karate uniform and wrote the sentiment with a simple black Copic Milti-liner.

Are you ready for the punch line???

The set itself is funny! Look at the expression on the chickens! They crack me up and are eggsta ADORABLE! Ha! Ha!

The chickens seem to be completely annoyed at this pun and I think it is just too cute!

So funny!

I love a good pun and this set has a great one with a lot of potential for you to create your own. Check for it very soo in the shop! This is one you dont was to pass up!

The Cat’s Pajamas Blog Hop!!!!

WOOHOOO! It’s THE day! I am so excited to share that today is  The Cat’s Pajamas March 2019 Blog Hop! Welcome!!!

 

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I have had the privilege to work with these products over the last few weeks and I have really enjoyed it! This release has 5 stamp sets and 7 dies! Truly, there is something in the release for every style stamper!

Do you happen to like clean and simple? Maybe the Round Flower Duo would be up your alley?

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Do you like cute and adorable? Check out the Jungle Boogie Stamp Set!

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If coloring is not your thing, they have that covered, too! Check out the Four Seasons Duo Dies!

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There is a ton more inspiration from the rest of The Cat’s Pajamas Design Team! Hop along with us and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win gift vouchers to the shop!

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Here is the line up!

Sweet little bunnies from Gerda Steiner!

Hello, crafty friends! I am here with you today with a card made using the Bunny Friends Stamp Set by Gerda Steiner!

How sweet are these little bunnies? I just love then and was so excited to use them to make a friendship thank you card. But I wanted to do somthing a little different.

I wanted a softer look for this card so rather then stamping with black ink onto white paper, I used gray cardstock and a copic safe gray ink. I used the warm gray copic marker family and layered on colored pencil for more details and softer shading.

What really makes the bunnies pop off the gray cardstock is the highlighting created with a white pencil. I layered it right over the copic marker and it really makes them pop!

For the daisy, I used just a touch of light blue pencil on the petals and then filled in with a white pencil.

The sentiment is stamped in the same gray ink that I used for the bunnies.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today! Be sure the tag Gerda Steiner on social media when you share what you have made!

More from The Cat’s Pajamas

So…what does a mom do on a day she nearly has entirely to herself?? She makes cards!!

This week is the release date for the new products from The Cat’s Pajamas Stamps. This card was made using the Cinco De Cactus stamp set!

I started off by stamping both the cactus images. This set in particular makes scene creating easy because there is large images and then a smaller image. Larger images are always in the foreground and the smaller images more in the background.

The desert/canyon was super easy to color. Here are a few things to keep in mind for any scene coloring-

1. Larger images close – smaller images farther away.

2. Darker, more detailed coloring on images closer. Use lighter colors and less detail for images which are farther away.

3. Add texture to the scene and images which are closer to the front of the scene. Use the dot technique for sands and the flicking technique for grasses and in this case, the hills.

4. Go with a shade darker marker then you would initially think you would use. This keeps the contrast high and really makes the images pop.

Be sure to check out The Cat’s Pajamas this week to see the rest of the release. You will love it!

Year of the Pig! The Cats Pajamas sneaky peeks!

Looking for ONE stamp set that is cute and will cover just about everything you might need a card for? This is the set! Yeah, pigs are having their moment! Check out The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see a ton of great projects using this set. And keep checking back…there is more to come!

Here is a card I made with The Year of the Pig stamps!

Colored with copic markers and the pool was made using Distress Inks.