Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pink Cat Studio ~ Mar 3rd Digi Release + Guest Designer Opportunity!

Welcome to Pink Cat Studio's Forest Animals release! These cute little critters will come in handy on their own or as companions to the gnomes that were released last week. I made a set of note cards that feature one of each type of animal. There are a lot of grouped photos in this post but, as always, you can click on any photo to see the full-size version.

The tree you see in the background of all the cards is Pretty Birds in a Tree from the Dots & Delights Collection which was released last June. I hadn't used that digi and I thought it would be a great pairing with these animals.

The sentiments are from a Unity set called Dutch Mustard Soup and the baker's twine is from The Twinery. To create the colourful twine forest floor (berries, moss and such), I taped a piece of Scor-Tape to the bottom of the white mat and twisted two colours of twine together as I laid it across. Once I was finished adding rows of twine, I trimmed the excess off the edges before adhering those mats to their respective mats on the card base.

Which is your favourite? I have a soft spot for that little hedgehog!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please join us again next Thursday for a St. Patrick's Day release!! In case you missed it, Melissa is having a guest designer call for next week's digi release. You can find all the details HERE or by clicking on the gnomey leprechuan above. If you apply or have applied, I wish you the best of luck! :D

Sources for all cards: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Basic Grey cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Pretty Birds in a Tree; Pink Cat Studio Deer Standing, Fox Sitting, Raccoon Sitting & Hedgehog Profile; Unity+Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Scor-Tape; The Twinery baker's twine in Mandarin, Lilac, Honeydew & Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

26 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Emily. those are the sweetest critters ever :D

Thanks for letting us know of the DT call. As much as I would love to try, I am no good with digi's and the printer at my home isn't working :D . May be next time !!

Smita said...

Very cute cards! I love the crafty fox ;-)

Thanks for letting me know about the DT call. I suck at coloring but I'll see if I can manage to give it a shot!

Hugs,
Smita

kasia c. said...

Emily, as always I am in awe of your skills! :) What a fabulous idea for the "forest floor", and using scor-tape...genius!
These are such adorable cards. You work magic with markers. I am sooooo envious! Hope the weather in ontario isn't too bad. Stay warm!

Kary said...

Emily, your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the cute animals and the sentiments. Great colouring too. I like the hedgehog and the raccoon - adorable!

lynn said...

your coloring is amazing, emily! these images are adorable:)

Angela said...

Love your twine trick, Em, and those little woodland critters sure are cute! I have a soft spot for the little deer, myself, but you've done an adorable job with them all.

Karen B. said...

Such adorable cards! Love that fox.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute cards! LOVE these--and those little animals are adorable:) LOVE THEM!

Monique said...

These are soooo cute Emily... I love the tree with all the birds... Your 3D critters and the layers of fabbi twine!!! Great work GF!!

Sunghee said...

I don't know how Melissa comes up with all these cute images! They are adorable! LOVE how you made the ground with twines. You are a genius!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, cuties!!! The base you made with the twine is really lovely! Great work, Emily
Hugs, Wendy

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, a gorgeous set of cute cards, love them :0) xxx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily this is a great set of cards and you are my twine hero!

Meg said...

So cute! Your coloring makes these little guys so likable...even the rabid trash-eater! I love that tree you used, too. Quite a woodland wonderland you made!

Roslyn said...

Ah...these are sooooo cute! I think the hedgehog is my favourite too, and one of my daughters loves hedgehogs. she would love this!

Alice Wertz said...

awwww.... these are soooooo adorable, Emily!! super cute set of cards! LOVE them!

Jen W. said...

So much for not buying any more stash! I think I'm going to have to break down and make my first Pink Cat Studio purchase... although digis don't really count as stash do they?
Your cards are adorable. I love the twine forest floors and your colouring is amazing - especially the shading on the fox (which I think is my fave). :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute and adorable, I think the deer is my favorite, but you know what, I love them all!

Jennifer said...

They are ALL too CUTE!!! (= Love the twine you used also!!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are superb and make a beautiful set. I can imagine them as a group on a little person's wall.

Karin said...

The MOST adorable set of cards! Fantastic coloring too :)

Shauna K said...

how ADORABLE are these!!! i love the same LO just switched up with sentiments and characters! such cute animals :D

Brenda said...

You really know how to make cute cards Emily! These are no exception! Just awesome!

Janna said...

Super sweet cards, Emily! Sadly I had no luck but I will just keep on tryin :D Janna

Lindsey said...

These critters are totally cute! I can't decide which I like better, the hedgehog or the "rabid trash eater". (Too funny, Meg!) Great use of twine, and it's hard to believe you resisted using that tree till now, it's so adorable!

Julie E said...

Oh my, these a are super duper cute! Love the pairing of the animals with the trees and your twine is perfect. I really like PCS images - I think I am going to have to get that hedgehog, he is soooo adorable! Of course then I need the tree too :>)