Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Neon Friends


Today I'm sharing a card that would have normally ended up in the trash! I printed this pre-colored digi from Deedee's digis called "Friends Forever" and the tigers came out of my printer colored pink! LOL Long story short, my old printer uses 5 separate color ink carts, and 2 colors are are low, which produced this odd result. I can no longer buy the single ink color carts, but will have to buy all 5 carts plus black at one time. Ka-ching!! It frustrates me because I'll be forced to buy expensive ink I don't need, but that's a story for another day. I decided to keep the pink tigers and make the card anyway. The background was stamped with a Studio Calico/Hero Arts backgrounder and heat-embossed with white ep. I colored in all the spaces with Copic fluorescent markers and added more color to the tigers as well as some white wink of stella to their green bellies. I used a word window punch for the tabs, and fastened them with mini brads. The sentiment is from Deedee's LadyBug Hugs digital stamp set. It seemed to be the perfect sentiment for these neon friends :)

This is also Deedee's February digi of the month and if you play along with our challenge, you'll win next month's featured digi free! You can snag this Forever Friends set right now for a reduced price, so head over to Deedee's blog and get all the details right here. 

Thanks for stopping by, and you should always be your own kind of beautiful!

Carol

13 comments:

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab design.xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Carol, it seems that you have done this card waits for Carnival, it's perfect for Mardi gras...!! :-D
The harlequin background and the three colourful tabs match great!! And the funny sentiment is just perfect, so all it's stunning!!
You are very creative, you succeed in creating something original and nice from a problem! Great!

Brenda said...

Well don't you just hate it when you can't buy your inks like you used too?! I hate when we are forced to buy what we don't need. Although this print out of the tigers came out so stinkin' cute! I love, love the pink and yellow colors. Your background is so colorful and goes so well with you printed tigers. And that sentiment is just perfect! Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Have you ever heard of furries? The people who dress in furry creature costumes? Well, that is what this card makes me think of. It is perfect to send to a furry friend. Pink tigers, why not?!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh, the tangled web these companies weave! I personally like my tigers in the pink.. LOL! Way to make them work and not waste anymore ink! Nice job.

jimlynn said...

I'm in a total giggle mode here! LOL!!! Too Funny! This sounds exactly like something that would happen to me. So glad you didn't trash it though because it made into an adorable card - pink and all. You couldn't have picked a better sentiment to go with them either.
Yikes on the printer ink! Ka-ching is right. Makes you want to get a new printer!
Lynn

Liz said...

The tigers were obviously meant to be pink - they go so well with the background! The sentiment is just perfect to finish off your card. Love it! xx

ńĆarovnije z male kmetije said...

:)) story about tigers is funy, but the way they came out is super cute! amazing colours of background to! Great work.

JD/ Jill said...

Well I think this was a happy mistake...because they really turned out cute! I think most of can relate to your story about the ink...I try not to print as much these days. (Easier said than done sometimes).
Hope you are having a good week.

Benzi said...

Well, I like your pink tigers with the green bellies....what fun they are! Plus, that paper and the colorful tabs are just perfect for them. Cute, cute creation, Carol.

Yikes on the ink problem. Thankfully, I can still buy one cartridge at a time. But, it seems to guzzle ink.

Becky said...

These guys are fabulous. Awesome colors.

Judy said...

Terrific tigers! Wonderful card.
Hugs,
Judy

Jessi Fogan said...

Way to make lemonade out of pink tigers :) lol!