Thursday, December 16, 2010

A new image and challenge from Guylou

A smile is contagious. It's a visual hug and can have a positive impact on another person's day. I have a stamp that says it's the shortest distance between two people. Too true!

Your challenge is to make a card using a new image at Guylou's Inimitability: the smile bingo card. Better yet, you can get it for free! Just head on over to Guylou's blog, right click on the bingo card image, and save it to your computer. You can print it small or large.

In my case, I chose to print it kind of small: less than two inches wide. Then I tucked it behind this friends sentiment stamp. Of course, this little smile bingo card works so well with other images that G decided it'd be best if you used BOTH the smile card and another Guylou's Inimitability image. Yeah, yeah, I was beating around the bush a bit. Basic gist is that you need to make a card using the Smile bingo card and another image from her store. If you like, you can join her group over on Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC), which could yield another freebie! So, make your card, then head on over to her blog and post your card there for a chance to win a digistamp of your choice and the opportunity to be a guest designer on a future challenge. When the time comes, you'll also get another image for free to use in that challenge.

For my card, I've used Bernadette. She's colored with copics. I added some bling with gold ribbon from Michael's. The paper is from Hobby Lobby. I think it's Paper Studio, but don't quote me on that because I might be wrong. It's hard to tell in this pic, but it has gold foiled elements, which is what gave me the inspiration to use gold ribbon. I added some bling with pink rhinestones, too. As always, thanks for looking, and thanks in advance for playing along with G's challenge.

Oh, yeah, I should add that the challenge doesn't end until January 6th. Hopefully, that gives you plenty of time to make your card, despite the stress and rush that holidays involve. I can't wait to see what you do!


Trina said...

Gina, Bernadette is sitting pretty on your card! I love the colors! Plus, you can use this card for any reason...(And we can see that gold up in the left corner esp...)

Still praying for you and yours!

Guylou said...

Your card is soo beautiful! Love those fancy shiny pp and ribbons and it was a great idea to tuck the Bingo card like that! Fabulous job!

Kim Kelley said...

Hey Miss Gina! Love your card. You always seem to come up with just the right "placement" of everything! Just beautiful!

Brenda said...

What a great card Gina!! I love the placement of your images. I love that shiny ribbon!!! That pp is gorgeous and perfect for this image! Love it and you!! Bren

Charlene said...

Gina, your card is so beautiful. Your background paper is a perfect backdrop for such a lovely card...and the gold ribbon is a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracy S said...

I like that you went outside the box and did not use the bingo card as the sentiment. I also like how you cut he rout and sat her down on the bottom of the card. Great job girl!

Carmen said...

Gina, I like your card! And I love the sentiment.