Friday, March 30, 2018

Do Something Digi

I hope you've started the Easter Weekend off well - maybe with breakfast in bed?  Ah! we can but dream!

It's my turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers this time.  A couple of weeks ago I used some digital papers for the first time in a while, and it reminded me how much I love the scope and versatility of using my pc and printer as crafting tools.  Even if its just to print out the perfect sentiment in the perfect colour and size for a project!  It's also a great solution when you don't have exactly the right paper or image in your stash.  Google Image is a great friend when it comes to images and clip-art, and there are loads of people creating beautiful paper designs we can download for little cost.  My favourite source of lovely papers is Etsy!
The thing about digital is that you get to 'manipulate' on screen before printing on whatever material you like. If you want the flower shape on a digital design to fill your card front, then you can crop down to the bit you want and resize what's left to the actual size you want!
Anyway, I'm getting carried away....
I chose and bought a digital paper collection from PaperMoonDesigns, via Etsy, and within a couple of minutes I was able to download and start using it to make the background and the flowers for my card
Paper Download from PaperMoonDesigns
I used 4 or 5 of the patterns, printed onto white textured Bazzill card.  The designs I was going to use for the flowers were printed on both sides of the card 
2x shades of green card for the swirls and black for the sentiment, which was created digitally using Paint Shop Pro and cut out using my Silhouette machine
All the flowers (except those cut out from the flower paper design) are made with this die set from Spellbinders

Shapeabilities Etched Dies 

I made a triple bow from yellow ribbon to pop under the flowers and cut some swirly leaf flourishes from green card for extra contrast

That's all for this time, I really hope you'll join in this time - I would really love to see how you use digital tools in your crafting!


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card those flowers are so pretty and I love the papers I have used. I have just started using my PC in my crafting. Being able to manipulate images and to create backgrounds and sentiments is brilliant. Have a great Easter Weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and use of colours Kathy

gr karin

Angelnorth said...

This has all the hallmarks of a Kathy card! Love the flowers with the bit of patterning on the petals and the swirls finish off the arrangement beautifully!

Dawn said...

Stunning. The papers are gorgeous and I do love all your paper flowers. x

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful card Kathy. I don't often use digital papers but yours are fabulous. The flowers are stunning. Cathy x

Shabneez said...

What a stunning creation Kathy - the printed papers go so well with the blooms. Shabneez x