Friday, September 28, 2012

The Play Date Cafe 151 and a new file

Hello again!
Can you believe it?  I just posted yesterday and here I am back again!  I am going to try really hard to post on my blog more long as life doesn't throw me any more curve balls I should be able to make that goal!

I decided to participate in The Play Date Cafe's color challenge.

Aren't those colors wonderful!  I just love Autumn colors.  I actually like these cooler temps too.  Granted I'm not ready for Winter coats but I am ready for snuggling under a warm blanket and drinking hot cocoa!
Here is what I came up with for the challenge.

This card base file will be in my store next month.  I used my Build a Jack-o-lantern file for the pumpkin.  I do have other pumpkins in my store but I like the details of this one.  In order to cut it at a small size and still preserve the details I used vinyl.    I didn't have any organge or green vinyl so I colored white vinyl with Copics after cutting.  It didn't blend well but that is okay...I think it gives it an artsy look.  I probably should have airbrushed the Copics on the vinyl.  I bet that would have produced a more even coloring.  I'll have to make a mental note for next time.  If you would like to purchase my pumpkin file please click on the preview below.

I managed to get some new files into my store.  As I mentioned yesterday it's nice to have some sympathy and get well cards on hand just in case you have to give one on the spur of the moment.  Thus I have created a file that will easily allow you to give some sunshine to friends and family.  It's called Sunny Day Card.

I gave this card to a friend of mine who was in the hospital and she just loved it.  It looks better in real life as I added glitter to the clouds and sun.  I have never been able to get glitter to photograph well.  I also embossed the cloud with a swirl pattern.  I am soo used to using clear stamps.  I pulled out a rubber stamp to do the greeting since the scale of it fit well with the sun.  But..since it was rubber and wood mounted I couldn't see where the stamp was positioned.  Ahh well I think my friend could still read it crooked or not!
The sun ray background is actually one piece that you layer over a rectangle thus making the two colored background.  Easy Peasy!  I think that background would look great with two different patterned papers and a scallop circle added to the middle.  Ohh wouldn't that be great for Christmas!  I need to make another mental note!  Hmm I'd better make a list...don't think I can rely on my brain that much!  LOL! If you would like to purchase my file please click on the preview below:

The file is also available in digital format.  It comes as a layered PSD or individual PNGs which ever you prefer to use you simply download that version immediately after purchase.

Well once again it's time to make supper!  Gee sometimes I wish we live like the Jetson's did.  Just push a button and instant food!  Wouldn't that be great!?!  Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous weekend!



kathy serrahn said...

great card
I would think staz on ink would work on vinyl

~amy~ said...

awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I'm like you--I like the cooler weather but not quite ready for winter coats. ;) Your card is so pretty. I like that you colored over the die cut vinyl...that's a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!