Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Free Digi Day!

Stamps:  Ruby Free Digi, Unknown Christmas Sentiment Stamp
Paper:  Real Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Heidi Grace Designs DP
Ink:  Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Black
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Snowflakes, Gel Pen

Today I'm sharing a card I made for today's challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Each day this week is a new Christmas challenge and today's challenge is to use the Ruby FREE digital image they provided on your project.

This is the first time I've used a Fixatif on my digital image.  I bought some Krylon Workable Fixatif and followed the directions on the bottle to set the image.  I let it dry for an hour and then colored it using my Stampin Up markers.  I'm really happy with how this turned out.  The only down side is the dry time.  My other option is to buy some Copic Markers (or other non-water based markers) but then what would I do with all my Stampin' Up markers?

This card measures 6.5"  x 3.25"I was inspired to try this size when I read Emily Leiphart's Blog post today (HERE).  I don't know if I've ever done a 6.5" x 3.25" card but I really like it!  I also think this is the perfect size card to use if you're giving a gift of money or a check.  Now I just need to find an envelope that this will fit into.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!  I'd love to know what kind of markers you use and how they work with digi stamps!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft us Crazy - Christmas in July 
Digistamps 4 Joy ~ Christmas
Fairy Knoll ~ Christmas in July     
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes 
Simply Create ~ Christmas Time   
 Stamp Something ~ Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon ~ Christmas in July  


Emily Leiphart said...

This holiday card is fantastic, Julie! I love Ruby dressed up as a tree and the snowflakes make perfect embellishments. Thanks so much for linking up to me and I'm happy you were inspired by my cards in this size! I buy my envelopes from Stampin' Up. They're the 'Small Open End Envelopes 107286' on page 171 of the 2010-2011 catalog. ;)

Bunny said...

Oh this is lovely...Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation, and love the colours, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Min said...

Julie - this ROCKS! Love the way it turned out!!! =) Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Christmas In July Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! It's been great having your team join in the fun!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Lola said...

What a lovely card and nice layout. I'm glad the fixatif worked out for you! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Catch the Bug!

Virgo5 said...

Awesome, cool idea with the fixative...you know you can have SU markers & copics...but they are addictive! lol

Marjo said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

stacy aka twinshappy said...

Awesome long and tall card, she is aperfect fit.

Starla B. said...

Absolutely lovely. Fabulous coloring, and the dp is perfect.

Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star