Monday, April 18, 2011

Stamp & Create Product Spotlight goes Digital

Happy Monday! As you read this I am probably at the dentist for a routine check-up and cleaning….but I am probably one of a small percentage of people who LOVES their dentist and it is not a visit I dread at all! He is a great guy and actually could moon-light as a comedian so I am sure to have fun. My kids all go to him as well and they are all jealous that I am going….the middle guy was begging to come! LOL!

Today I am happy to share with you a couple of projects that I created using Wags ‘n Whiskers digital stamps. Don’t get me wrong, I {heart} my “real” rubber and clear stamps….love the process of inking them up and stamping, but digital images are incredibly versatile and you can have so much fun altering them with a few clicks of your mouse.

For my first card, I used the “Angel Whispers” digital stamp. You can see it here in it’s true format:

I wanted to do something different with the stamp and create a vintage cameo look. I digitally erased her wings, her arms, the polka dots on her dress and the dog and then copied the portion of her hair from the right to add to the left.  I printed it out and then used a Copic Multi-liner to add the missing lines. I used various Cool Grey Copic Sketch Markers to color her in. For the bow in her hair, I used RV91, RV93, RV95, and a Stardust pen for a subtle hint of color and shimmer. Here is the result:

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The image was printed on Cryogen Iridescent Paper which has a very subtle shimmer to it which I love when coloring monochromatically. It adds a little interest and keeps it from being too bland. I added two types of ribbon. The bottom layer is some May Arts ivory & brown checked and lying on top is some Papertrey Ink Soft blush ribbon. I added some glitter to it with some Scor-Tape and some MS glitter. The paper is a scrap the slider is from my stash. Here is another view:

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The next project I want to show you is the card I created for this week’s Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge which is a color challenge. You can find out more about that over at the blog ~here~. As always, there is a lovely prize for one of our lucky entrants!

I used this image: Bella and Gemma’s Spring Fun:

I wanted to create a little fridge magnet and wanted only to use the cat on the left. I digitally erased the smaller cat and then printed it out and colored it using Copic Markers. I cut it out and adhered some magnetic paper to the back and then covered it with a few layers of UTEE. Such a fun little gift to tuck into a card!

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So, I hope I have given you some ideas as to the things you can do with digital stamps! As I know I will  be asked, I will tell you that I do not have Photoshop (it is on my wish-list though). I use an old photo software from Creative Memories but it gets the job done.

If you want to try out some digital images, this week Stamp & Create has all their Wags ‘n Whiskers digital images on sale! There is not better week to try out some digis!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Debbie said...

Both cards are beautiful, each so different. The first so elegant, the second, so cute


Heidi said...

Gorgeous creations Jeanette! I love the monochromatic look.

Riet said...

So wonderful creations Jeanette.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Jeanette, that is just CRAZY how awesome the Angel Whispers card is!! I love how you were able to edit the image to get the desired look!! So beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I just love your coloring in black and white and how you blew up the image!! The second image is so darling!!


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