Thursday, July 21, 2016

You're on a Roll

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Hello everyone, it's Kim from Katydid Cards.  Today I'm sharing my Design Team project.  I'm featuring the Sushi digital image from our sponsor this month, Craftin' Desert Divas.  I'll show you my card first and then talk a bit about how it came together.

When I settled on the design I wanted to use, I sized the image to fit appropriately.  In my Silhouette Designer Edition, I positioned the three California Rolls in the center of the tray.  When I had them where I wanted them, I erased the tray behind them for one seamless image.  I traced around the perimeter and cut it as one piece.

I also cut a separate California Roll to use as an embellishment with the chopsticks.  I split the chopsticks image to make it two individual pieces as I wasn't sure at what angle I wanted to place them.  Creating two gave me the flexibility to place them however I wanted.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I popped the tray and the top half of the single roll.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to heat emboss the card using an Asian Artistry stamp (retired Stampin' Up) I had or dry emboss with a folder from the Cuttlebug Oriental Weave collection (retired); so I did both.  I heat embossed the front and dry embossed the inside.  I wish I had a different stamp set, but this was all I had.  I'd never used an embossing folder on the inside of the card, but it was an unexpected twist and I think I'll try it again.

I didn't realize until after I made the card Craftin' Desert Divas also has a companion Soy Sauce digital image.  Had I seen than, I would most certainly have added it to the would have been perfect with the sentiment I used.  And speaking of the sentiment, I used the font Chinese Takeaway (how appropriate is that!).

You still have time to enter Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge.  This month it's a color challenge, so you can make any project you want so long as it contains these colors...just perfect for summer!

The winner, picked at random, will receive a great prize from Craftin' Desert Divas.  In addition, we will select our three favorites and will announce them our blog.  You'll also get a badge to display on your blog or social media and bragging rights!  You have until July 31st at 11:59 pm PST to enter, so go make something in the colors above!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

See you next time!


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