Friday, August 12, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Kiss-mas Challenge


It's my second week as Guest Designer on Bah! Humbug! and this week our challenge is Kiss-mas. We want you to 'pucker up' and send some Christmas kisses to a loved one in your life. I went back and forth on whether to do something romantic, or cheeky, and guess which won out. Bet I don't have to tell you who it's for, either. This sexy Santa is X-mas Hottie from Kenny K. (Guess she does look rather X rated, LOL). She was so much fun to color with my Copics!

I created the shaped card in Cricut Design Studio. The list (which I stretched a bit) is from the Christmas Cheer cartridge, with some added mistletoe from Christmas Solutions.

I cut the list 3 times and cut it apart to give it dimension. It was then inked with Distress ink in Antique Linen. the shading on the mistletoes was done with my Copics. They are a lot easier to use on intricate cuts. The berries are adhesive pearls from M's.

The sentiment, on both the front and inside, were computer generated. It took a bit of trial and error to get it arranged just right. I typed it within a text box and printed it, then used my light table to see if it would line up correctly. Once satisfied, I used temporary tape to tape it to the page and then ran it through my printer again. Although the inside looks quite like the outside, I didn't use any dimensional elements so it would close properly. I did, however, cut the list another 3 times and cut it apart and layered it (flat) to give the back of the card the structure to make it sturdy enough to stand. This is especially important for shaped cards, such as this. Then, instead of adhesive beads and pearls, I just doodled on the list, used a basic hole punch for the berries and added some Glossy Accents for shine. Instead of a real ribbon, I cut the mistletoe in white and cut and colored the bow and glued it on. I was so happy to see the fabulous response last week to the WOW challenge. the cards were just breathtaking and I hope to see my friends join in again this week. Please pop by to see what the Humbuggers have in store for you this week. You'll not be disappointed.

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous card and just love the shape of your card and of course the sexy lady....great card for a guy...

    Anne

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  2. Hi Donna,
    This is a fabulous shape and a wonderful card. The Santa is a very sexy lady and beautifully coloured.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  3. Oh WOW Donna,SUPER job with is one!A little sexy and naught,So CUTE!As always you are AMAZING and talented my frined!!!:)

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  4. I LOVE IT! I knew I was gonna love it! I loved it before you even posted it! LOL! I can't read your post on this damn iPad, but I can see the photos and what a great card, Donna! Another genius design and superb coloring, girl!

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  5. I love your card and any husband would too. ;)

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  6. Great card! Love the shape. You make this layering thing look so easy... yet after trying it...eek! I'm in awe!

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  7. Donna this is hysterical!! What an awesome card - that stamped image is a hoot, the card shape is FAB, and I love the sentiment. Total awesomeness!!! LOL.

    xx Susan

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  8. Oooooh, I love shaped cards and this one is just adorable! Love the sentiment too! HUGS!:)

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  9. WOW.. he is definitely going to like this one... your coloring is FABULOUS.. love love it.. hugs

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  10. Donna, "cheeky" was a great choice! Gotta love Kenny K and I love this card. Such innocence, using Santa's naughty and nice list as a card! Something tells me you also had tongue firmly planted in cheek when you came up with this! Lovin' it! Big hugs!

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  11. Why am I not surprised that there's a buxum red-head on the naughty/nice list?!! LOL! Love the shaped card and holly, a well executed card as always!

    :Dx

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  12. Oh my goodness (has nothing to do with it) Donna, this is just cute beyond cute. I love it.
    Carole

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  13. Just seen your card for BH..its fab !
    hugs
    susan x

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  14. Another master piece Donna. I love the shape!! So much dimension. Great image too:)

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  15. HUBBA HUBBA! Now THAT'S a Christmas card!!! :) Super awesome as always Donna - I just love everything about it and that card would be a big hit with DH too :) I apologize for being so behind in getting around to my read list and wanted to let you know that the challenge for ADFD is just the fancy fold card; I used the old link :( but it's fixed now (thanks to you!).

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  16. That is adorable - I LOVE your mistletoe!

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  17. hi Donna - you wowed us again - this is just gorgeous.
    Ann xxx

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  18. Donna, I love-love-love this shaped card!!!

    I always love your christmas cards, and every time I did you've outdone yourself, you do one better!!!

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  19. Oh Donna, this card is so YOU!

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  20. there ya go...working that big E and digi's together...you are simply the Cricut Queen...you go girl!!!!

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Thanks for making my day!