I hope you are all well. I was very excited when Isabel Cristina asked me if I would like to Guest Design and create a card for her next release of digital stamps. I link to her Etsy shop here, and the digi stamps for this card will be released on 10th September. She has been in business now for several months and has created some really fun images, so I hope that you check her out. I am also linking to Isabel’s Instagram page so that you can head over to see her beautiful creations.
Here is my card for today.
You may think that this is not a very “me” type of card. And you are right! I rarely use digital stamps and don’t often create scenes with critters – but it does happen occasionally and how can you not want to play around with these cute stamps?
I started by printing the images onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I cut out the squirrel, some leaves, mushroom and acorn and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut them out making sure to go around the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker as this gives a much nicer finish to the image than seeing a white edge.
I took an A2 panel of cardstock and die cut the scalloped circle and set it aside. I then took my base card and I created a grass/sky background using distress inks and a little masking paper. I secured my top panel to my base using lots of foam tape.
All I needed to do was add some foam tape to the back of the images (various heights) and attach them to the card – there is LOTS of dimension in this card. Glossy Accents were added to the acorn and mushroom which you can see better in the picture below.
It didn’t seem quite finished so I decided to pop a few little die cut clouds into the scene and I added a very light grey edge to them using markers and then some sparkle using Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen. To add some more dimension, one was adhered with foam tape, the other flat onto the base card.
Lastly, I printed the sentiment, added a little shading with grey Copics, and popped it up onto the panel with foam tape.
I hope that you like the card. There is much you can do with digi images if you are brave enough to manipulate them and print your scene straight onto your card base. I am not that brave, but I liked how this came out in the end – these images are really cute and Isabel is a great artist. Please do check out her store as I only use a small amount of the images that are on offer in this release – and they are all so gorgeous. I will definitely be making some more cards with them.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I will be back soon with another project and I hope you all have a good week.