Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Cat Studio ~ Oct 16th Digi Release!

Welcome to another week of new releases from Pink Cat Studio. This week the owls have flown the coup and landed at the PCS Digi Store! There are owls for all occasions and you're going to love them. As soon as I saw them, all sorts of ideas popped into my head, the first of which was paper piecing so that's what you see on my cards this week. I chose to work with the two Christmas images because I have a ton of Christmas orders to fill for friends and a boutique.

For the Hootie Pie Santa card, I used Cosmo Cricket's Jolly By Golly dp. It was perfect for this silly owl dressed as Santa. I made the eyes stand out by colouring them with my Atyou Spica glitter pen, then adding crystal effects on top. I blinged him up with embossing tinsel and some glitter. I was so happy I got to do a little bit of embossing! Don't you just love his belt? He's a rockin' Santa. LOL

Sources: SU kraft, chocolate chip & ruby red cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly dp; Staples 100lb smooth white cardstock; QuicKutz retro diamonds A2 embossing folder; Pink Cat Studio Hootie Pie Santa; Copics; Atyou Spica glitter pen; Zig Emboss Writer; PSX Snowflake embossing tinsel; Hobby Hot Boss; Gary M. Burlin gold glitter glue; SU crystal effects; SU 1-3/8" circle punch (to round corners); SU large oval & scallop oval punches; Gutermann metallic thread; dimension squares

I've been seeing a lot of pink Christmas cards so I thought I'd give it a shot. It's so offbeat and how was I going to pull it off? With Basic Gray's Eskimo Kisses line, of course! I was all over the place with the accents though. I really wanted to use ribbon because I haven't put ribbon on a card in ages but of course that didn't work out. I also wanted to put a sentiment on it but that didn't end up working out either. It's true that the third time's a charm because this is what I ended up with. I had totally forgotten about the Basic Gray buttons I got for 'free' when I sold a bunch of things at the Scrapbooks By Design 2nd Hand Sale.

Owls are all about the eyes. I knew owl eyes were incredible and significant but I didn't know exactly how so I did a little research to find out. I was amazed and you will be, too! If you'd like to know more about owls' special eyes, go to this link. I had to make these eyes glow with crystal effects, too. After sunset I walked past this card, the eyes flashed in the light and caught my eye several times. Cool!

Sources: American Crafts textured earth tones cardstock; Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses snow globe & thin ice dp; Pink Cat Studio Christmas Stump; Copics; Basic Gray buttons; Darice hemp cord; Gary M. Burlin gold glitter glue; SU crystal effects; Gutermann metallic thread

I should also announce that Melissa is providing free sentiments to go along with all of her fabulous images. They're now available at the PCS Digi Store! How wonderful is that? :)

So...HOOT are this week's new releases (plus Dino Bobby):

Please CLICK HERE if you would like to purchase any of these images and be sure to visit the rest of the PCS Digi DT to see what fabulous projects they came up with!

Alicia Weiman
Inge Groot
Kerry Donovan-Casey
Kristen Catalano
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Bell
Suzanne J Dean
Tracey Cuccia
Tori Hemmingway
Vicki Garrett

See you next Thursday for another release but of course you don't have to wait a whole week to visit my blog! ;)


Kerry D-C said...

Emily! These are SOOOO stinkin' CUTE!!! Love the paper piecing!! love the colors! Keep on Rockin', GF!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

OH my gosh! These are the cutest!!! Love the paper piecing and the colours on the stumpy Owls! SUper Duper!


Cindy Haffner said...

Emily these are way toooo cute.

Melissa said...

Love the paper piecing Emily! Fab job on your cards!

Suzanne J Dean said...

How cute!! Love the card shape of the first one & adore the paper piecing on the owls! Fabulous!


Tracey Cuccia said...

Emily -- I ♥ these!!! Girl - I just love your paper piecing.

Those owls look so darn cute all pieced like that. Just terrific! Hope you had a super day!!

Maria said...

Love what you did with the eye, Emily! Awesome choice of colors for your Christmas card too! I love the paper piecing. . .love the different patterns on the owls! Awesome job on this week's release!!


Donna said...

what cute cards!! I love the paper-pieced owl, his shiny eyes & glittery belt!

Silli said...

Emily. your cards are sooo very cute, I love the new owls... So pretty colors... Great work girl!!! Hugs and happy day!

Maria said...

Oh so cute Emily. Love the cards and the paper piecing. Hugs, Maria

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Cute as can be! That santa owl cracks me up and I love the non-traditional colors you used on the second card!

Anonymous said...

OMG Emily! This is adorable, I love those owls and owls aren't really my thing but you make me want these, the paper piecing is perfect! Amazing work!