Christmas in July – a Robot Holiday

Digi image from Robot Holidays by Tiddly Ink. Copic colored by KellyRae Cooper.

Now that Operation Write Home has completed its card-gathering mission and is finishing its card-sending mission through year end 2015, I needed a new organization to send my cards. Send A Smile 4 Kids (SAS4kids) collects handmade cards (blank inside) for 13 Childrens Hospitals across the US. The cards are used by the nurses and staff to bring cheer to their 1 to 19 year old patients and their patients’ families. SAS4kids has monthly challenges and the challenge I am submitting this card for is their Christmas in July.

I love this little robot Rudolph. He’s just so much fun to color using Copics. Normally we color in tiny circles for smooth blending but when you’re trying to create a metallic look – up and down strokes and not fully blended is the technique to use. The sentiment comes from another favorite stamp set – Reindeer Puns from Craft Lounge. Craft Lounge also has a matching Reindeer Games stamp set. When I use the Reindeer Puns, I usually put the question on the outside of the card and the answer on the inside – but since we’re asked to leave the inside blank, the answer is also on the cardfront. Still brings a little chuckle and I’ve got 8 of these to send in my August box to SAS4kids.

Challenges entered:
SAS4kids Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge for August

Stamps: Digi set Robot Holidays (Tiddly Ink), Reindeer Pun (Craft Lounge)
Paper: SU Real Red, Neenah Solar White 80#, patterned paper Vintage Holiday (TAC-out of business), misc metallic paper scraps (for the gears)
Ink: None, this was a digi image printed using my HP OfficeJet Pro 8600
Copics: C9-C7-C5-C3-C1-C00 (robot head and body), E53-E55-E57 (antlers), Y13-Y26-Y28 (gold bell), W5-W3-W1 (boots), R29 and YG25 for the striped stockings and sleeves, R29 for the mittens, earmuffs, and ‘Rudolph’ nose