Friday, 21 March 2014

Something different again ....


I was fortunate enough recently to win a voucher for DigiStamp Boutique, and as I've got a couple of days' holiday from work (yippee!), this morning I chose and downloaded my images - it was quite difficult to choose as there were so many gorgeous ones, but I got there in the end!

I don't often use digis, and when I have in the past I have just printed them off and coloured them in. This time, though, I decided to experiment with one or two techniques printing straight to my base card and/or designer paper, and layering images. Here are the results ...


My first card was very much influenced by an example on the DigiStamp Boutique website here; and involved resizing my flower image and printing straight to a pre-cut piece of dp, along with a computer generated sentiment. I then coloured the flower tips using a white gel pen.

Stamps: Digistamp Boutique "Sketchy Flowers";
Supplies: pearls, ribbon and paper from my stash;
Tools: Cheery Lynn "Queen Anne Lace" die.

Challenges:
Kaboodle #215 - Use Green
Corrosive #195 - Go Green
Divas By Design - Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts #211 - Beautiful Borders
Crafty Ribbons #81 - Anything Goes With Ribbon


My layout of my second card was heavily influenced by a card I was once sent by the lovely Katina, who has designed for DigiStamp Boutique. This one was a lot more difficult than it looks as it was very tricky to align the printing to the correct part of the card to accommodate the fold, and then also print it onto patterned paper. It took quite a few goes to get this one right, but I have saved the "template" so it will be easier next time lol!

Stamp: DigiStamp Boutique "Dress and Mannequin Set";
Paper: LotV "Shabby Shack";
Supplies: gems from The Hobby House; flower and ribbon from my stash.

Challenges: 
Papertake Weekly - For A Girlie
Ooh La La #152 - For A Special Lady
Crafty Catz #223 - Bling it Up!

That's all for today - enjoy your weekend!
hugs,

14 comments:

  1. Lovely card. I like the pastelgreen you used.Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    yyy Michelle (DT)

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  2. Two lovely cards Pauline...perhaps I should be more adventurous with digis too!! xx

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  3. Beautiful cards, love your border die...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  4. Two beautiful cards, love the elegance in the first one and love the dress in the second.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Oh, I liked both cards very much. I am impressed that you did them by printing directly on the card. I need to give it a try. They look very professional.

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  6. 2 fantastic cards, love both designs, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

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  7. Pauline both of these look fab
    Hugs Kelly

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  8. Love the simplicity of this card
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Donna

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  9. Both beautiful and elegant cards. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  10. Very sweet and pretty card, love the design...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  11. They are both lovely! Love the polka dots on the first one! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  12. such pretty card, love the dress thanks for joining us at OLL
    hugs

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x