Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ice Cream Truck Birthday Card

I've been wanting to make a card for the monthly progressive challenge over at Deedee's Digis this month. I love progressive challenges where entering one month earns a free digi stamp or free digi stamp set for the next month! What fun! I decided to combine one of the the "Ice Cream Truck" images from this month's challenge set at Deedee's with this month's sketch over at Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog. The sketch looked interesting, and I had some fun birthday paper I thought would work well with it. So I bought the "Ice Cream Truck" set, downloaded the images into my Silhouette Design Studio software and then played with sizing. I thought about using the outline and coloring the digi myself, but the colored version matched the colors in my birthday paper already, so why make more work for myself, right? The rest came together quickly and easily. I cut strips of the 12 X 12 birthday paper into the sizes I wanted for my 5 X 7 inch card and snipped out the sentiment from the same paper. I glue taped the first layer down (the vertical strip on the left), used thin foam squares on the horizontal strip, used thicker foam squares on the top of the image piece with thinner ones on the bottom so that it adhered evenly on the popped up strip and the flat card part behind it and finally popped a couple of thin foam squares on the bottom left hand corner of the "Celebrate" sentiment.
This angle shows a bit of the layering to give an idea of the depth.
I'm entering this card in
Deedee's Digi Challenge
Cheerful Sketches Challenge blog
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Summer Theme
I also submitted this card to
Sister Act Challenge at:
Paradise Stamps
Card Mania
Love to Scrap!
Artistic Inspiration
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Art Impressions
Crafting with an Attitude
Bastel-Traum Blog: Summer
I just found out about a special giveaway for the 5 year blog anniversary of On A Stampage.
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  1. This is such a great card Carrie!!
    I love it.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!!

  2. Hi, Carrie! This is totally darling!!! LOVE the sweet image and fabulous bright colors! Thank you so much for joining in my 5th Blogiversary at On A Stampage! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Carrie fantastic birthday card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  4. Way to go using up your paper and love when a perfect match happens. This digi does look cute with this sketch.
    Thanks for playing in the Digi of the Month at Deedee's Digis!
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  5. Gorgeous card made with the sketch of Cheerful Sketches....thanks for joining us!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Great card. Love the depth. Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  7. Love the card! So pretty...

    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs #31 Birthday Bonanza Challenge... be sure to drop by the blog for the weekly Freebie Friday image and monthly free image on our challenge...

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)