Wednesday, July 1, 2009

U Rock - July '09 Sheetload of Cards Sample

July '09 Sheetload of Cards ezine Download

Happy July 1st! New sketch.

Sheetload of Cards July ezine is now open for business. You'll be seeing a lot of fantastic samples from the DT members as well as our guest artists. As you've already probably guessed from the sneak peek photos I posted on June 28, Squigglefly is sponsoring this month's ezine. I was so excited when I heard that they were going to be sponsoring my first assignment. I have been having so much fun with digi-stamps the past few months, it's going to be hard to go back to the rubbah!

Can I get a WOOT WOOT?!!! As I have already mentioned, this is the first Sheetload of Cards ezine that will be featuring my work. I am just so gitty with excitement! I am very fortunate to be part of such a huge outfit - thanks again Alicia for the opportunity!!! A BIG thanks to all of you loyal fans of Sheetload for making the ezine a success!

Anywho, this is the first sample you can feast your eyes on. I just love this image. My daughter was the inspiration behind this card. She is only 4 yrs old and loves and when I say loves, I mean she L-O-V-E-S music and dancing. This totally reminded me of her so this was the first card I made right away. She is my little rockstar and can seriously shake her booty! She's got rhythm! My son loves to music and dancing too but a little stiff (sssshhhh, just like DH - ok, you did not hear me say that). The image was printed at 3.25 x 1.82 inches and colored with prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil (colors I used are little below). I printed the image a second time, colored it and popped it up using Scotch mounting tape. The letter "U" was cut with the little Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cart (roly poly feature). The sentiment "rock" is computer generated using Georgia font (size 20). It's hard to see in the pic, but I added some bling/glitter to the letter "U" and sentiment. I used classic oval nesties to showcase the image. I just love the ribbon pleating technique and thought this would add some pizzazz to the card. Amy (aka Pickletree from SCS) created a cool tutorial you can find here. I added scalloped border on top and bottom of the patterned paper using my SU slit punch - love that using that thing!

In the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring my other works of art showcased in the July ezine so make sure to come back and check 'em out!

Just a quick reminder...a new month means a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Enter for a chance to win during the month for the "Shoutout to Sheetload" and "Show Us Your Sheetload" challenges. Contest will end on July 31!

Digital Stamps: Squigglefly (Little Rocker)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Nana's Kids)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White)Unkown (Bright Green, Hot Pink)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Die Cut: Spellbinders (Classic Ovals, Classic Circles), Provocraft (Cricut Personal Die Cutting Machine)
Ribbon: Offray (Wide Yellow Grossgrain Ribbon)
Punch: Stampin' Up (Slit)
Glitter: Stampendous (Crystal Glitter)
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Baby Oil (Process Red, Periwinkle, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Light Peach – skin)

MAKE IT YOUR OWN: In place of the fiber, I created a pleated ribbon as an accent.


Chris said...

Fantastic card Alma and congrats on your first Sheetloads feature, I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Just been having a quick catch up on your blog as I've been away and you've done some stunning work. Hope you're enjoying all your design team stuff and life is good. hugs, Chris

Lauri said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful card and have fun on the Sheetloads team! I agree..I am so enjoying digital images....