Hello friends! I’m stopping by to share this week’s featured card for our newest digital stamp release! This fun design was so satisfying to color and put together… I really enjoy coloring wood textures and this was no exception!
Our new set is called Hang in There… It comes with this fun wood sign stamp that you can easily customize! You can use the sign as is or use the wood plank alone or even use the sign without the mini floral swag… Endless possibilities with this one! The sentiments included work perfectly with this illustration and are also great for the times we’re living!
My card for today is super pretty and simple:
1. First I printed the image on lightweight cardstock using a @brothercraftsusa inkjet printer.
2. Next, I colored the image with @spectrumnoir alcohol markers and fussy cut it.
3. I used @wowembossing embossing freestyle tool to add distressed details to the wood sign, heating embossing with @catherinepooler Sage embossing glitter.
4. I dry embossed a white panel with a @teamspellbinders brick embossing folder.
5. I teared some pieces of @echoparkpaper patterned paper and attached it to part of the embossed panel.
6. Finally I mounted the wood sign using foam tape, and adhered the panel to a card base using liquid adhesive.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s June already! Of course, the beginning of a new month also means more new stamps and for the first time in a long time I feel like this month’s release captures the heart of classic cardmaking which makes the collection a very special one for the designers and I and we hope that you feel the same!
We are releasing 4 new digital stamp duo sets today!That’s right, each of the sets includes 2 coordinating images and -as always- many sentiment options. Remember that digital gives you the freedom to play with the size, color and printing options of the images, which is what makes them so versatile! We have shared so many techniques along the way on how to expand your digital stamps so we really hope you are enjoying this creative journey together with us!
I am using the new set Sending Kindness today. I printed the pear flowers and the pears with a regular inkjet printer (which is the perfect format for alcohol marker coloring). I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut them to attach them to the card together as one image. For the background mat I printed the sentiment on one side and then cut it. (You can do this in Microsoft Word easily.) I then sponged one side of the mat with Distress Ink, flickered some water droplets and also some acrylic paint. That created a nice transition and completed the classic look of this card.
CRAFTY TIP FOR DIGIS: After I colored the images and before I adhered them to the card, I sprayed them a couple of times with Glitter Dust spray in Gold by Therm O Web. This is the BEST way to add shimmer to your digital stamps without any smear or ink bleeding. I have tried many other shimmer sprays but this one is by far the best. It dries instantly and the shimer and sparkle is beyond beautiful. You can get it in different glitter colors. The glitter doesn’t come of, so that is another advantage!
I wanted to match the card base with the sparkle on the images and this stunning Nero Incandescent metallic cardstock was just perfect for the layering mat. I also used a beautiful olive green (Jelly Bean Green #100) -which matched the coloring nicely- for the card base. You can find both of these cardstocks on Paper Temptress!
Blog Hop & Giveaway:
This month one lucky winner will get a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop! Make sure you leave a comment on any of the participating blogs for a chance to win. Today 2 guest designers are joining us too, so I am sure you will be inspired with all the project ideas we are sharing.
Our February Digi Release had some amazing floral stamps! You know how much I love flowers! And I have been playing with different mediums to stretch the use of my digital stamps. My card for today features floral stamps from -You are Loved-.
To view the entire Graciellie Design digi collection click here.
This color combo ruled my craft room this month! I love the contrast! I colored the images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The trick to get a clean foiled finish without any stains from the markers is to actually colored the flowers first and foil them once they’re done. (Images were printed on laser printer and foiled with Deco Foil on a laminator.)
I hope you have a chance to try out this super easy tip! We have now over 40 digital stamp sets available and our shop continues to grow, so I know you’ll find something to suit your cardmaking style so you can experiment with all these fun techniques we’ve shared along the way.
For more inspiration using our digital stamps follow our monthly blog hops. The creative team comes up with beautiful ideas all the time! We will be back with new stamps and more project ideas on March 1st, so please mark your calendars. See you then!