Wednesday, August 30, 2023

I Dig You Card

This month on the Penguin Palace Stamps challenge blog, there's a sketch challenge. I recently contacted Sharon, the owner of PP Stamps about creating a digital stamp with a construction theme after seeing her darling clear stamps and dies in the Love You Tons set, and within a week, there was a wonderful digital set called You Lift Me Up that includes great construction-themed sentiments and images that can stand alone or work well with the Love You Tons set as add-ons. My son is apprenticing to become a crane operator, so I'm delighted Sharon included a crane in the digital set! Thanks, Sharon!

For this card, I flipped the sketch on its side and created top fold 5X7 card base. I embossed the card base using a chicken wire-themed embossing folder and then did a print and cut of the sentiment strip and images. I colored the sentiment strip to match the sand piles. I also colored the other digis with Ohuhu alcohol markers. I cut out a circle to follow the sketch and stamped a background on it using a SU! stamp from the retired Painted Poppies set. Then I popped up my construction worker with foam tape for dimension. 

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  1. Carrie, such a cute construction site card! Love how you composed the scene and used the chicken wire for the ubiquitous construction fence for your background!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble for our "anything goes" challenge!!! -Donna

  2. How cute... fun scene created with the construction worker and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. Cute and creative scene!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
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  4. This one is super cute too, and love that barbwire background! -- thanks for playing along with the Penguin Palace challenge! :D

  5. Your card is just too cute, Carrie! So glad you joined our Add a Sentiment challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and hope to see you again soon. Lori - DT

  6. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - You created a great construction scene. Terrific idea! Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  7. What a great idea to go with a construction theme, Carrie! Perfect card for Labor Day and for your son. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #146. -- Melanie R.

  8. You used the sketch perfectly and this is so cute! I'm sure your son will love it with his apprenticeship going on! Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble :)