Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's New, Pussycat?

When I saw the TCP Tuesday sketch (TCPTUES51), I knew which set I wanted to use. Of course halfway through the card, I realized that the circle was supposed to be the sentiment. Oh well!

ETA: Haha, now I know why I did that - Jen did for her sample card too ;)

I also had Stamp Simply #80 (ssnotime80) in mind, which is to mix dots (or stripes) with other patterns. All the paper (except the Kraft) has a pattern on it, so I think I managed to do that! I'm counting the blue/yellow one as the dots, although it's got a grid pattern as well.

To make the sentiment window, I used my Word Window punch several times. The Key Tag punch as just a tad too big, so I created my own version!

To fit the space theme, I added lots of glitter with my Sakura glitter pen, and orange rhinestones on the "hubcaps" and around the sentiment. I popped up most of the layers as well, to give lots of dimension.

Stamps: It's a Mod, Mod World (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Kraft cardstock (SU), pp (Creative Memories)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Going Grey (SU)
Accessories: Word Window punch (SU), Stardust glitter pen (Sakura), rhinestones (Kaiser), circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB (Provocraft)

Hmm...something was bugging me about this card, and I just realized what it is. The scalloped circle just doesn't fit with the "mod retro" theme, which is what I was going for, with that fun cube paper. Drat! Oh well, I'll remember that for next time.

Uh, so I couldn't leave it. Here's the card without the scallops. Much better!

4 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fun card and your combination of patterns is GREAT!!! I'm so glad you played along today -- thanks so much!!!~

Julia Aston said...

How cute! love that space age kitty and the fun papers you used with it!

Carol said...

how beautiful!!! really love how you used this image with this sketch! (circle does look better :)) - that PP complements this image very nicely! you did a great job! and I'm really liking this card!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Go kitty, Gooooooo! Up up and away, right. Great take on the sketch, Jessica. I'm so happy that you played along with me!