Monday, May 18, 2009

Cool Cat (TECC68, CI#52)

First of all, the image here was a digital download which was free at Hambo Stamps . They are offering this one image free so that you can try one before you purchase any. There are several cute images available to download. I would caution anyone who wants to use digital downloads to try to set the ink with a heat tool or use a lazer printer so that it won't smear when coloring, or use pencils and a Blender Pen rather than water coloring or using markers. I water colored mine, but I really had a time trying to avoid smearing. This card is a challenge combo. I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions and flipped it to accommodate my image. I also used the Color Inspiration Challenge from kwernerdesignblog which was to use Baja Breeze, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, and White. Now, I made a mistake on the colors. I used Summer Sun instead of So Saffron. It's close, so I don't think the challenge police will have to take me in! LOL! Everything here is from Stampin' Up! except for the Nestabilities used to cut the circle and, of course, the main image. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
  • Stamps: Hambo Stamps Digital Download, Just Beachy (sun), Heard from the Heart
  • Papers: Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Whisper White, Baja Breeze TCS, Summer Sun
  • Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Sahara Sand Marker, Printer ink
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Nestie, Snips, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, More Mustard GG Ribbon, Dimensional, Scallop Edge Border Punch

6 comments:

Monica Hunter said...

Fun card CarrollAnn! I posted a comment on Splitcoast (signed in under Tim's name -- oops!), but wanted to let you know that the "Cool Cat" digi image is still free for download. Tim - the one and only artist for Hambo Stamps - is also selling digi downloads, but this image was for anyone who wanted to give it a try before purchasing any others. The original blog post with the link to the freebie is here: http://hambostamps.blogspot.com/2009/04/cool-cat.html

We print ours with a laser printer and have never had a problem with smearing, but I've heard that you can heat-set inkjet prints and then you're able to color without smears.

Love how the card turned out! :)

for2nately said...

super cute card! Love that kitty! I haven't tried digital images yet-might have to give it a go sometime!
thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
Hugs,
elizabeth

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very cute! I love how you turned it around! This is great :)

Ellie said...

This is just adorable.

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! this card is sooo COOL!

Leonie said...

Hah! Just gorgeous!