Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A SUN-sational Free Digi-Image!

The other day, I was surfing around blogdom and came across a card made with an adorable cat image. The author wrote about how great it was that it was new and FREE from Hambo stamps. In my excitement, I clicked on the link and immediately downloaded the fabulous image but when I was finished, I walked away and didn't bookmark the blog where I saw it used. Now, I can't find the blog! I wanted to link to that blog since her work was precious and I would have liked to add it to my list. Alas, I just have a card with the coolest cat ever instead. I couldn't wait to print it out and use it on a summery card!

Not only does my card feature this cute cat but it also uses the Top Note die by Stampin Up which I have been dying to use. I borrowed it from my vacationing pal of yesterday's blog post. I really need to buy my own but since the economy issues have trickled down into Casa de Scrappy, I haven't been able to place that order quite yet. Oh, but for pockets full of money to buy scrap stuff!

As you can tell, this kitty digi-image is perfect for coloring. The lines are crisp and clean and the areas lend themselves to great shading with my Copics. I thouht about leaving this card sans sentiment but in the end decided to include one inside the card. Take a look...

In case the picture is too blurry, it says, "You are a SUN-sational friend!" As I mentioned, the learning curve for Adobe Photoshop is a little steep so I am still perfecting my editing techniques. I'll get there I suppose!

Ever since I started using Copics, I find that I gravitate towards colored images as focal points with rather simple card designs to accent the stamped panels. I want to break away and even set out to do that on many occasions but then get right back to the same old card styles. Those Copics are the "debil" I tell ya! So, that being said, today's card needs little or no explanation regarding my technique so I will end my post with my supply list and Happy Hump Day Wishes! Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- ki Memories cozy dotted line; DCWV CS from stash. Stamps- free cool cat digi-image by Hambo stamps. Tools- SU Bigz top note die; 1 3/4in cicle punch by SU. Embellishments- MM hand dyed buttons; American Crafts ribbon. Pens- Copic (RV11, YG17, YG03, YG25, Y11, B04, YR09, B000, C1, 0, E31, E33, B01, BG02, B04); Sakura clear star pen; Zig (coffee, chili pepper).


  1. Omg Kyla, this is soooo darn cute!!! and free to boot...what could be better??? Love your paper choice and terrific coloring! I am finally going to a beginning copic class this weekend to check them out.

  2. Adorable card! I'm not usually a big fan of orange, but I love this card. That cat is a real cutey; I want him! As always, you do great work!

  3. Awesome card Kyla - perfect for summer! Glad you found the image and had fun using it. Thanks for the link so I could see your card! :)