Hey friends, happy Tuesday! Tuesday means it's New Release day at Catch the Bug, and this one is a cutie you don't wanna miss!
This fun fella is Knobby Knees Ice Cream Scoop, and I will come back and link this once the link is available. He sure seems to be a pretty strong young man, carrying that huge scoop full of 2 scoops of ice cream! I colored the image with alcohol markers, and decided I wanted to make a swing card. I *think* I may have made one of these a LOOOONG time ago, and if I did, I don't know that I have any pictures of it. Just between us, we'll consider this to be my first one, OK? 😀
I consulted with YouTube before even making an attempt on my own, because why not check with the experts first? 😉 I do have one from Bird's Cards that I could have cut out with my Cameo, but I thought I would just go "old school," and use Spellbinder's dies. It's really not that hard at all. Here is a link to the video I watched: HOW TO CREATE A SWING CARD THE EASY WAY. So, I used the largest of the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles to cut my aperture in the card base, and then the largest of the Classic Circles for my image panel. My cutting plates are pretty gunky, so I decided it would be best to cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front panel of the card. After cutting it to the desired size, I lined the paper up, put the die in place, and taped it to the paper. Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug, and it came out perfect (whew!). Thankfully, I still had the matching sheet of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper to mat the inside right of the card.
Then I stamped this sentiment from The Paper Company Happy Birthday set with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on the same size circle as the image panel, and glued it to the same size scalloped circle. To ensure that this sentiment panel would be hidden behind the image panel when the card is closed, I added a small strip of Scotch ATG right underneath the word, and placed it directly on the back of the image panel cutout. I then added glue to the back of the sentiment panel, and closed the back of the card onto it. When the card is closed, it is perfectly hidden from sight, and when open, it's perfectly centered on the right side of the card.
Image close up after white gel pen details were added.
CHN Patterned Paper: ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #49: ATG (4/5)
Mix it Up #40: ATG (4/5)
Besties International: ATG (3/3)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off: ATG with coloring (3/3)
Creative Moments #196: ATG (1/3)
613 Avenue Create: ATG (1/5)
Crafts Galore Encore #78: ATG (3/3)
Daisy Chain #44: For the Boys/Men
Paper Funday #20: ATG (1/4)
Jan's Digi Stamps: ATG (1/5)
Stamping Sensations: Make it Masculine (1/3)
Crafty Friends #142: ATG (1/3)
The Paper Girls #205: Summer Dreams (1/3)
Lemon Shortbread #126: ATG (1/3)
Polkadoodles #32: ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #32: ATG (1/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #477: ATG (1/3)
Crafty Calendar: ATG (1/3)
Simon Says Monday: Summer Memories (I can remember many times of going to the Tastee Freez for ice cream in the summer)
The Outlawz Festive Friday: Summer or Birthday, you choose!
Thanks for stopping by the old blog today! I hope you are having a great week so far; oh and don't forget to stop by the Catch the Bug blog to see what my super talented DT buddies have made to inspire you!
Take Care, and God Bless!