Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Grafico Challenge-So Tweet!

We have a really fun challenge for you today -- it's a product challenge, sponsored by MyGrafico. To play along, create ANYTHING using one of the MyGrafico images -- they have a ton to choose from, but if you're trying to cut costs, here's a link to some free images.

Post your project in the Paper Craft Planet photo gallery, and use the tag "PCPgrafico". (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery, if you need it.) MyGrafico has generously offered a $10 gift certificate to the store to one of our lucky challenge players.

The Supernovas and I all used the Forest Friends digi stamp set for our cards. I used the bird as my focal image. I printed the bird a few times on white cardstock and ended up using pieces from two of the printed images on my card. I colored one of the images with Copic markers and cut it out with a circle die. The wing is cut out from a second bird image that was printed slightly larger. I covered the colored image with some Angel Wings Shimmerz for a little sparkle.

I used some American Crafts rub-on letters for my sentiment. It’s on an oval punched piece and embellished with a pair of Prima flowers to match the plaid paper on the cardfront. I had originally planned on using the reverse side of this designer paper, but I flipped it over to the plaid side and actually liked it better that way.

Just a note about working with digital stamps:
  • You do NOT have to have a photo editing software. You can just open and print these jpg images.

  • If you have a photo editing program, the images come in both jpg and png files. You can resize the images and combine them into scenes with just a click of the mouse.

  • Digital images last forever and require very little storage space!

  • There are several great tutorial videos over on Paper Craft Planet that will show you how to use digital images, if you have any questions.

You'll definitely want to check out what the rest of the talented Super Novas came up with:

Now, it's your turn! Take the challenge and let's see what you make!

Materials Used:
Forest Friends set (MyGrafico); Classic Crest white cardstock (Neenah); markers (Copic); Cool Caribbean Classic ink, Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa cardstock, oval punch, sponge (Stampin’ Up!); Kate rub-on letters (American Crafts); designer paper (Luxe-Ecology line); Ripe Avocado satin ribbon, Aqua Mist button, twine (Papertrey Ink); circle and scalloped circle dies (Nestabilities); flowers (Prima); pearl Dew Drop (Robin’s Nest); Angel Wings paint (Shimmerz)


  1. Lori, this is so cute! I love how you popped out the wing. Great idea!

  2. this is so tweet, I mean SWEET!!! beautiful card, Lori!

  3. lol -- I'm with Wendy -- it's so "tweet!" I actually said "awwwwwwh" when I saw it :)

  4. Yes, this is very tweet! I agree with Kim... love the popped out wing and LOVE the colors!

  5. Lori this is just adorable - how cute is that little chickie bird and yes - it is totally TWEEEEEET!!!! love it!

  6. This is adorable! Love the image and the colors! Too cute for sure!!!!

    Hugs, Becky

  7. This is super Tweet, Tweet, Tweet! Lori, I love your little bird!

  8. Aw, I love your birdy, Lori! What a perfectly adorable card!


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