Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pilin' on the Summer Camp

The theme this week at Pile It On is Cultural/Family Traditions. Check out my other cards for this challenge here & here.

This time, I focused on a tradition I grew up with, which is roasting marshmallows over a campfire. It was a fun childhood experience: we'd go out and find proper marshmallow-roasting sticks, and then sit around a freshly-made fire & try not to burn our mouths too badly on the resulting S'mores. Personally, I liked to catch mine on get a show and a marshmallow crust! To create this scene, I used the Cricut's Campin' Critters Cartridge with Cricut Craftroom & my Cricut Expression.

I couldn't get the sentiment to cut correctly, so I used a Cricut marker instead. I then cut the shape around it, backed it with a black shadow layer, and filled in the letters with a black gel pen. Isn't this hedgehog(?) too cute I even used the funky eyes that come with the design, adding pupils with a black pen. I covered the marshmallow piece with a Marvy Snow Pen, which gave it a fun texture.

I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to add the trees to the background. I inked the raised trees with a Copic marker. I distressed all the mattes with a nail file. I think you can guess why I chose the colors I did! I hope this will inspire you to share a custom or tradition with us at Pile It On!

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  1. Wonderful card CG!! Love the hedgehog. I grew up roasting marshmallows over a fire, too. And yes, I like to catch them on fire!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Food Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. How cute and simply delightful!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love that little hedgehog! And who doesn't love s'mores? Even your hedgehog!! Totally cute card! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  4. I love s'mores too. What a cute card with that hedgehog. Love all your details. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  5. Gorgeous card! The hedgehog is so cute! Perfect for our food challenge! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2!

  6. That's too cute! My babies would love that!!!
    Thanks for playing at FCCB!


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