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I’ve had my Buddy Board out and been colouring in lots of digi-stamps on it the last few days – I’m finding colouring in much easier using this board because I can work just about anywhere and move it and turn it round without anything slipping off. But haven’t felt up to building up elaborate card fronts to put them on, plus I was aiming to make cards that were light enough, and of small enough dimensions, to go through the UK post using a standard stamp as I’d made a lot of cards lately that needed at least a Large Letter stamp. So I’ve gone for some “card fronts” that have a big of an embellished look about them. You’ll find four cards like this, plus two others, in today’s batch. Let me know what you think of both the colouring in – one I’ve gone for more of a vintage sepia tone – as well as the way I’ve made them into cards.
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)
- Digital Stamp Tree Stump with coloured version too by Pamela West and A5 ‘Gold Metallic Frame’ Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I printed the card front out onto 300gsm, Super Smooth, white cardstock, trimmed, scored it with my Hougie Board, and folded it in half. The digi-stamp was printed onto the same type card-stock and coloured in using ProMarkers. The colours I used were: Denim Blue, Pineapple Crush, Mulberry, Tropical Orchid, Imperial Purple, Oatmeal, Tan, Cinnamon, Meadow Green, Grass, Forest Green, Holly, Icicle. I cut it out roughly, leaving a small border of background around the digi image, then curved this gently, then used glue gel to attach it to the front of the card. I’ve not put a greeting on this yet as I don’t know what language or occasion it will be used for, but this colour scheme means that it’s suitable for a man as well as a woman.)
- Archway and Sunflowers digital stamp + watercoloured version by Pamela West and DL Fancy Bow Card Front or Insert by Carol Clarke (I printed this card front out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, trimmed, scored it with my Hougie Board, and folded it in half. I measured the oval and printed out the digi-stamp at a size that would fit onto the same type of card-stock, and coloured in using ProMarkers before cutting out as an oval topper. The colours I used were: Grey Squirrel, Yellow, Shale, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Grass, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Lipstick Red, Mulberry, Plum Preserve, Icicle. I then used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the cut out topper to the card front. I’ve not put a greeting on this yet as I don’t know what language or occasion it will be used for, but I think that this colour scheme means that it’s suitable for a man as well as a woman.)
- Designers Resource Country Singer in Pink by Gillian Hutchinson (I took items from this kit into one of my graphics programs and layered, resized, moved around and added a greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – until I had an A5 card front layout I was happy with. I also created second layers on the other side of my working area. The sheet was then printed onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and the pieces cut out. I created my base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl cardstock. The card front layer was then attached to my card using finger-lift tape and the layers attached using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
- Pots and Topiary digital stamp with watercolour version as w by Pamela West and DL Pearls and Lace Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I cropped a second copy of the bow onto the white area of the sheet and then I printed the sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, trimmed it, scored it with my Hougie Board and folded it in half. I measured the oval and printed out digi stamp at a size that it would fit in the oval onto the same type of card-stock. This digi was then coloured in using my ProMarkers. The colours I used were Satin, Tawny Owl, Grey Squirrel, Tan, Moss. I then cut out and stuck to the front of the card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I don’t know what language this card would be needed in so haven’t added the greeting yet.)
- Digital Stamp Irises with coloured version too by Pamela West and A5 ‘Gold Metallic Frame’ Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I printed this design onto 300gsm Super Smooth white card-stock, trimmed, scored it using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half. I measured the oval and printed out digi-stamp onto the same type of cardstock at a size that would fit. I coloured in the digi-stamp using my ProMarkers before trimming it as an oval panel. The colours I used were: Tulip Yellow, Canary, Purple, Spring Lilac, Imperial Purple, Forest Green. This panel was stuck to the card front using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t know what language the greeting will be needed in. A very useful base card with just enough detailing to make a lovely card without having to embellish a lot. Made up like this it will go through the UK post on an ordinary letter stamp as it’s dimension and weight is kept down.)
- Lilac Blossoms Scrap Kit – CU ok by Mary Jane Harris and Designers Resource Country Singer in Pink by Gillian Hutchinson (I took several elements from the first kit, together with a guitar from the country singer kit into one of my graphics packages, and layered, moved, re-sized, etc., until I had a card front layout suitable for an A5 card that I was happy with. I then created extra layers of the central topper and ribbon and bow detail. The sheet I created was then printed out onto 300gsm, Super Smooth white card-stock and the pieces cut out. I took a Creata A4 300gm Hammered Card and scored then folded it in half to make my base card. I stuck the card front layer directly to this using finger-lift tape and then used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the extra layer pieces. I’ve not put on the greeting yet because I don’t know the language it will be needed in.)
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