Tuesday, July 22, 2014
You're So Cool...
I wanted to show you card I made for this month's Digi of the Month Challenge over at Deedee's Digis. This set is called, "So Cool." Isn't this penguin adorable?? The set is so versatile because there are Get Well, Birthday and general sentiments. Here's the full set:
For my card today, I used the current sketch at Sketch 'n Dies. For this challenge you have to not only use the sketch but also use a die cut on your card. The background paper is dry embossed and then matted. The corner pieces are also dry embossed and then I used a Copic marker to accent each of the dots. The sentiment comes from the Pocket Pal Kitten set. I cropped the Hello, Friend! sentiment in Word before printing it on white cardstock.
The penguin is the pre-colored version that I shaded slightly with Copics. I'm not sure how well it shows up in the picture but the ice cubes are coated with Glossy Accents. In real life, this gives them a more ice-like appearance. I couldn't resist adding a little Wink of Stella to the feat and beak of the penguin.
In my efforts to be more "mail-friendly," only the sentiment is popped up. This card should still only require one stamp.
I love this sentiment on the inside. In an attempt to give an ice cube look, a Copic was used to accent the words and the sentiment square. This card is going to the coolest 4 year old I know, our grandson, Jack. :) I think he'll think the sentiment is funny. And just because I can't resist, here's a pic of Sir Cuteness:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), DCWV
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Deedee's Digis (So Cool, Pocket Pal Kitten)
Copics: C0, C-1, BG000, Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Classic Squares Large and Small, Standard Circles Large and Small, Deckled Rectangles Large and Small), Cuttlebug embossing folders (D'Vine Swirl, Swiss Dots), Creative Memories 1-1/4" square punch, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella brush marker (clear)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch 'n Dies Challenge #11 - Sketch + dies
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge #69 - For the Birds
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #133 - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Use a Digi or stamp somewhere on project
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
There's still time to play along in this month's Digi of the Month Challenge. As Deedee said on the Deedee's Digi blog, "If you haven't discovered our Digi of the Month challenges yet, you are missing out! Each month we offer a featured set that is available in our shop for just $1.25 (or FREE with your purchase of $10 or more). Make a project using this set and link it up to our challenge post, and you'll get the next month's featured set for FREE! This is a great way to build your digi collection at little to no cost, plus it gives you something fun to look forward to each month. What have you got to lose?"
There's also a free gift for you if you stop by Deedee's Digis by the end of the day Thursday, July, 24, 2014. You can see all the details here.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll play along with us!