Friday, August 13, 2010

The Cat's Pajamas Blog Hop!

Howdy, Pardners! Today I'm posting my card for The Cat's Pajamas' first Customer Blog Hop! I'm a customer, so I'm hopping! :-) Believe it or not, this card was made for the birthday of the Sheriff of San Diego County, Bill Gore. He was elected one month before his birthday, so we at work decided that we couldn't resist the sentiment here. I had a lot of fun making this, choosing papers and distressing everything. It took a few tries to get the image colored in a way I liked. At first, I colored the buildings behind the penguins, but it just didn't look right--too busy. So I tried another, more subtle set of colors. Finally, I left them uncolored and I really like how it looks! Happy 1st Customer Blog Hop, TCP!

Supplies
Stamps: TCP--It's a Western Thing
Paper: PTI--Kraft & Rustic White; stash
Ink: Versafine--Vintage Sepia & Onyx Black ; Ranger--Antique & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Fine Detail Clear
Copics: I can't find the list of them, sorry!!! I'll add them if/when I find it!
Twine: Stamper's Dream
Brads: Making Memories
Distressing Tool: Heidi Swapp

12 comments:

Karen H. said...

That is such a cute image. Love the DSP choice. The distressing of the main panel is perfect.

Anika said...

This is so cute! Love the old western images and the penguins! Too fun!

Lorraine said...

Those penguins are just too cute! Perfect paper & distressing to match your theme.

Diane Jaquay said...

hee hee, those little guys made me laugh ;) Cute card Jill!

Michelle said...

LOL @ howdy pardners - - and yes, this is the perfect sentiment for the occasion, I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it. This looks very rustic; you did a great job!

Emm said...

What a fun card! I like the buildings uncolored!

Laurie said...

Jill this is so fun! I love it!

Terri said...

Super cute! I bet he loved it.

alma said...

Love this card. Just perfect.

Karen said...

What a perfect card for the occasion! It's just great.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This card is adorable! I love the paper, the twine, and how the panel has been distressed a bit. Great card!!

Andrea C said...

amazing card, love the distressing x