First, I challenged myself to use digi papers. I've never ordered digi papers before. They've always seemed fantastic but did I really want to print paper? The answer now is yes! You can print off as many pieces of "paper" or "printed cardstock" as you need for a project. If you need 2 sheets, you can print two sheets. Easy peasy. For these cards, I printed on glossy paper and wowza - it's so pretty and shiny. Perfect for some fun projects. There are other times I'd definitely want a matte finish but for these I wanted a sheen.
This is Robyn. Isn't it pretty!! So happy to have this at my fingertips. And, you can have it too because it's FREE!!! Seriously - how awesome is that!!
So, back to the cards. I started with the Butterflies are Free digi from Pickled Potpourri Designs. This is a great collage image and looks awesome in watercolor, sponged for a sepia type look and also colored with copic markers as pictured below.
Did you notice the Robyn paper? Isn't it pretty behind the butterflies?
Speaking of the butterflies, here's a close-up of the big butterfly. I used three pinks and one salmon-y orange to color and shade. Fun stuff.
A bit of fun coloring accentuates those super fun ties for a fun Father's Day card. The ties are layered on the green paper and then on a strip of embossed cardstock. The circles are remnants from another project. I had die-cut a bunch of circles with the dies nested one inside another. It made great rings and it was great to have these extras on hand to work into this project. Two colors of twine and a little edging with green ink finished off the look.
Again, this is a masculine card that you could use for many occasions including graduation and birthday. Love the versatility of these images! The digi is named Father's Day and each of these ties are separate images so you can use them as a single, double or a triple as shown here. Fun stuff! I purposely didn't line them up or make them the same size as I wanted the whimsical feel of the images to carry through.
Here's a close-up so you can see how the rings are layered and how the two twines look up close. It's a great way to add some pizzazz without a ton of work.
That's all I've got. Looking forward to catching up with you again next month!
Have a wonderfully creative day!
Seleise, Design Team Member for Pickled Potpourri Designs