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

8 Responses to “Christmas in July – a Robot Holiday”

  1. Sybrina K says:

    What a wonderful card! That little robot wearing those reindeer “ears” is going to bring a HUGE smile to a SAS4Kids little one. So glad that you’ve chosen Send a Smile as the new home for your sweet cards. :)

  2. Kathyk says:

    Love cards with humour and this one made me chuckle!


  3. Kathy V. says:

    Hello friend! Good to see you posting. That robot and puny sentiment is so perfect for kids. And his metallic body looks very real. I always forget the “up and down” strokes concept.

    And the SAS4Kids sounds like something I’ll need to check out now that OWH is over. Kind of sad, but sure met some nice people, like you! Hope your corner of the world is going well.

  4. This card is sooo cute and perfect for our kids! They will laugh at the great joke – love it! Thanks for sharing it at SAS4Kids and also for sending it in for our kids!

  5. Loll says:

    This is so cute!! Love the fun robot, and your fun sentiment. Gave me a laugh! :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. Kylie says:

    Great Christmas card. LOVE the robot! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  7. bonnie32002 says:

    This is a wonderful card and the robot is STINKIN’ cute! The Send A Smile 4 Kids group is lucky to have you.

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