This bookmark card was made with one of the new digital images from Little Paper Shop for the latest challenge: "Got Digis?" To play along with us, simply to use a digital image on your card. You can read all about it here (& You can win a digital image of your choice too!)
I thought digital images were limited but nuh-uh!
You can do all sorts of things with Digital images
(some that might surprise you)...
1... Embossing 'em
2... Copic colouring
Embossing Digital Images:
Paper Piecing Digital Images:
These digital images have so many possibilities for layering. To paper piece this Katie Mushroom image, I just messed around a bit in photoshop & printed pieces of it, a super fast way to get layers.
The dress in printed on Basic Grey's Urban Prairie 6x6 paper.
Want to Emboss a Digital Image?
It's all about the cardstock. Generally, what I find works wonderfully: Vellum cardstock & metallics (any paper with a coating that allows the ink to remain wet for a little bit.) and the standard setting of your printer.
The cardstock I used here is my favourite cardstock for printing digis: it's called Poison Ivory from the Iridescent family (at Paper Temptress.) I lurve it because:
- It's recommended by Copic instructors (and colours amazingly)
- It lets you emboss (just have clear embossing powder ready when your page comes out of the printer, sprinkle & heat)
- And it's got shimmer!
Some tricks that might work for you:
You can cut your bottom layers shorter & colour them to make the layering neat & tidy. The embossing protects the printer ink from bleeding when you use copic markers (me likey!)
I also drew a little smile on Katie with a Copic Multiliner.
A Wee Magical Garden: ;o)
Step 1) Draw some stems & leaves with a white gel pen
Step 2) pierce along the stems
Step 3) Stitch along the stems (where you've peirced)
Step 4) Add little flowers of your choice.
I've pulled apart some Jolee's flower photo corners & coloured them with Copic markers.
Patterned Colour Stitching:
To create colour a stitching guide:
Step 1) Pierce where you'd like the stitching to be
Step 2) Choose your thread colours
Step 3) Pick markers that are a close match to your thread colours
Step 4) Colour the areas where you'd like the sewing to be
(You can also colour your pattern on the back of the cardstock, if you're worried about it showing.)
Step 5) Stitch away with no fear of sewing in the wrong spot and voila you have a pattern of coloured sewing...with a little more oomph than one colour.
Paper Scrap Quilted Bookmark:
You can use your paper scraps to make a quilted band of decorative paper (for any application: as a strip on a card or scrapbook page or a box or bag....) I've used it to make this bookmark...
The bookmark slides in behind the image on the card (since it's mounted with foam tape pieces so it creates a little area for the bookmark to sit.)
of your mind
that you join in with the Digi challenge!