Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Try Something New Challenge - Di's Digis

I made this card for Di's Digi Design Challenge Blog. They have a Try Something New Challenge and I decided to use a card-folding technique I've not done before. 

I went to Beccy's Place for a card-folding technique new to me. Great place to learn new tricks... but alas... I did not find what I was looking for. I was looking for something quick and easy... :( ... I think I've mentioned before... quick and easy is my style... ;) ... Beccy's got some GREAT tutes... but these appear overwhelming and complicated to me. :( So instead I went to Pinterest and found this tutorial (eighth down). ;) Didn't work out like the tute... but I tweaked it to fit my image.. and so my "tweaking" is a "new to me" technique as well... lol :) 

I used a Di's Digi Downloads called Gonna Bake a Cake. I love her! I tried going to her store to buy this image and had such issues! :( I emailed her and she helped me out immediately! God bless her! :)

I thought it would make a fabulous birthday card for a sister of mine who is turning... stop... wait... I'm not suppose to tell all how old she is... but I can tell you she's older than me!! ;) lol She's getting to that age where she's hard to shop for! :( I have no idea what to get this OLDER sister of mine. Next month... our OLDEST sister has another birthday as well. I'll have to find a cute image for her special birthday card as well. :)  Ssoooo...

These are the Copic markers I used to color the image:

Reds: R37, R46, RV69
Skin tone: E00, E11
Grays: N00
Blues: B00, B04, B23, B24
Blacks: N8, N6, N2
Browns: E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35
Pinks: R43, R32, R20
Yellows: Y21, YR23

The card could not be shown in ONE picture... no! I had to take three angles so you can get the full benefit of the card! lol I took it head on, than from both side views... here is the front view of the card:

Facing the card, this is the view from the left side:

Facing the card, this is the view from the right side:

I used card stock and ribbon from my stash. Rhinestones are from Michael's. This card stock came from StoryTellers. I embossed the powder blue card stock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. With this fold, the card did not turn out as I had hoped but I think it still makes for an interesting look and this is something I would not ever have tried on my own before so it IS new for me. I hope Di's Digi Challenge thinks so too! :)

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  1. Fabulous card Ema. I love the image and colours. It's a fabulous design and always good to try something new.

    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

  2. Beautiful card and Fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

  3. What an adorable image!!! I love her...she's just cute...and also because she has no face (mouth) for me to your coloring...your "older" sister will love her card! ;)


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