Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Another Birthday & Another Christmas

Now you have to admit I'm on a roll, because here I am with yet another 
Christmas card and more colouring.

First I have made this card using another Digital image, this is another of
Mo's Digital Pencil - Birthday Sloth (he also came as a sloth without the birthday extras so you can use him just leaning on that wall).

I coloured him with Copic's and had printed him up with the sentiments you will see later that I decided to print up again for the inside of the card. After finishing colouring my first idea was to have him looking out this frame cut into the front of the card and you would open the card to see the sentiment but I wasn't happy with the end result.

The card front was too flimsy with the open window and the white coloured panel was smaller than the card which I cut bigger to allow balance. I also had the die cut frame on the image itself not attached to the front of the card. I added the OOPS.. cardboard letters then started fiddling around.

 I ended up cutting out the coloured image to fit within the frame.
I added three more cuts of the frame to make it stand out from the card front more.
I attached the image to the front of the new card with no cut out front.
I printed up the sentiment again and added inside as a full insert.

'Sorry I Missed the Party'
'Happy Belated Birthday'

I tend to need a lot of these types of cards as I am well known for being late to send.

Re-attached those cardboard letters and was much happier. I love colouring in but I do seem to spend a lot of time redoing ideas to get cards finished.

This next is a digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I have quite a few of their images and sentiments as I do so love their sarcastic sentiments and images and often gave dad cards featuring Gus as he also enjoyed the humour.

A pretty little image and easy to colour with Copics. Once it was finished and attached to a card front then of course I noticed the printer had ghosted some imprint here and there that needed to be covered up. 

A wonky set sentiment 'Jingle all the way' from Stamplorations. I have to say I do love their diecut sentiments and wished I owned each and every one but I am trying (not very well, but trying) to stop myself buying too much more of anything lol.
The wonky set sentiment covered a large bit of ghosting and those little snowflake die cuts in silver glitter card and vellum cover more small ghostings. Why I didn't see these before colouring and just go and print again is beyond me but there you go, late spotted and still corrected.

So we have another Christmas card to send out at the end of the year and well a birthday card that will also come in handy.

Loving the colouring challenge, always gets me working on something.

So glad you stopped by and I hope you come again soon.

Crafty hugs

Aileen xx


Viv said...

Lovin that sloth!! He reminds me of me!!!
Beautifully coloured cards Aileen. xx

Trina P. said...

Sweet cards, Aileen. Beautiful colouring. The sloth is adorable.

Helen said...

Both your cards are stunning, Aileen! Beautiful colouring and super cover - ups!! I'm always amazed how good we become at hiding problems (or redoing things)!!! Well done!!! Love them both!!! :) Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Girl, your Christmas cards are awesome. Look at you getting ready ahead of time. I love glitter so glittery cards always win with me. Awesome job, Aileen. Marisela (Mari)

Ruth said...

I feel the need to make some Christmas cards so I can keep up - and not get swamped as usual in November!! Lol! You're also not the only one who never gets cards out on time..... the sloth is pretty much me!! xx

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