Sunday, January 9, 2011

I’m Late, I’m Late!


This was my “theme song” for December, so of course, I missed a couple of birthdays around the Christmas/New Year holiday.  This is the card I made for those folks I missed. SC296

The layout is based on a past SCS Sketch Challenge - #296.

I used a digital image I found on a “coloring pages for kids page” – it’s a Disney image available in tons of places on the web, but not something that can be sold, just use for personal greetings. 




Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

So Saffron (SU!)

4 1/4” x 11; score at 5 1/2”

Basic Black (SU!)

2 1/2” x 5”

Real Red (SU!)

a) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” - 2 pieces
b) small scrap for red circle

Jackpot DSP (SU!)

a) 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” - 2 pieces
b) 2 3/8” x 4 7/8”

Stamper’s Select White (Paper Trey)

large enough to run through your printer for image and sentiment


None - image and sentiment are digital; I used an EPSON Rx620 printer, set to print on heavy weight paper.


Digital image from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland 


COPIC Markers and SPICA glitter pens (Imagination International); Circle punches (SU!); Foam Tape; Scor-Pal; rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors



After printing the image, let it stand for a while, or heat it with a heat gun to prevent smearing of the printed lines.

For me, if I print first, then cut all my other cardstock pieces, by the time I’ve completed the cutting and gluing to get the card base done, the ink is plenty dry.

Color the image with COPIC markers and SPICA pens, then cut it out, trimming closely. Here are the colors I used:

Umbrella-B21, B24, E44

  • Coat - R24, R29
  • Vest - Y21, Y24
  • Pants, Tie - C3, C5, C7
  • Clock - Y26, Y28, Gold SPICA
  • Clock hands - Red SPICA
  • Ears, Nose, Mouth - R20, R22
  • Eyes - R20
  • Eyes, buttons - Pitch Black SPICA
  • Highlighting the white fur - C1, C00, BG0000


Print the sentiment in red on white cardstock, and punch it out with the smaller circle punch. Punch a red circle, and mount the sentiment on the red circle.


Mount the patterned paper onto the solid color mats. You should end up with a rectangle matted in black, and two patterned squares mounted on red.

Mount the black matted rectangle across the lower portion of the card, followed by a square rotated to have a corner pointed vertically at the left end of the rectangle. Mount the second square onto the first one, with a flat side of the square across the top.

Add the sentiment in the lower right corner; then mount the image using foam tape.

Final Notes

Inside / Envelope

Inside the card, I stamped directly on the yellow card base using Real Red ink and the “I’m sorry I’m late” sentiment from the SU! set Birthday Greetings.

I made 4 of these - although I’m hoping I don’t have to use one again soon!

Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

a simple offering said...

I love it. Very cute. Becoming life theme song.

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