Friday, July 17, 2015

Ho (Cubed)

Wednesday's theme for Catch the Bug challenge blog's this week was a bingo challenge, with an added touch of humor. I chose the row with "Bugaboo image," "Shiny," & "Embossing" for my card.

I began by choosing Operation Write Home's Sketch # 195:

For my image, I used Bugaboo Stamp's "Stocking Santa Ornament." I reversed the image to work better with the sketch. I printed it on a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, and colored it with my Inktense pencils, blending the color with a damp paintbrush. After the Inktense color had dried, I added a bit of "ground" with watered-down Pumice Stone Distress ink. Then I set that aside to dry.

For the background, to go with the whimsical image, I decided to use the "Dot Swirl" embossing folder by Sizzix for Hero Arts. I embossed a red cardstock panel that I'd cut to 4.25x5.5", and adhered a strip of patterned paper (from my scrap stash) to that. After rounding the corners of the focal panel with my 3/8" Corner Chomper, I matted it with a piece of navy cardstock, and rounded the corners of that as well. Then I adhered that in place on the background.

I decided to use the "embellishment" spot for my greeting. I stamped the "Ho (cubed)" (stamp set name unknown, but the greeting is humor any math person would know!) on a piece of white cardstock. I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I die cut & (dry) embossed it with a Spellbinders "Classic Ovals LG" die, then inked around the perimeter with Salty Ocean Distress ink. I glued that in place, and then adhered the card front to an A2 card base. As a finishing touch, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to the ornament & the star on Santa's hat. (Unfortunately, that doesn't show up in the photo too well.)

I'm also entering my card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Thank you so much for joining us for our Humor Me/Bingo Challenge, in our Christmas in July Event! I love it and we appreciate your support! Good Luck!


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