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Wonderful You

Tia's Tips: So ask yourself-"How do I use my digital stamps?" Are you printing them the way you received them? Or are you manipulating the digital images? Rotating, inverting, multiplying them to create your card design? Just as you would with your rubber/clear stamps, make the most out of your images by pushing the limits of their use.

Digital Image: "Such A Blessing" and sentiment: "I Think You Are Wonderful" from the set "Funny Times" available now in the Joy Clair Designs store.

The Project:

I'm sharing with you a card layout where once again I have taken my focal image and duplicated and multiplied it to create my finished design. The Sunflowers from this set are so gorgeous and I've seen several of my teammates from Joy Clair Designs (Sunflower Mini Slimline by Cathy; and Such a Blessing Digital Stamp by Leah) use it in both horizontal and vertical slimline designs, so I decided to create a box!

I opened the image in my photo editing software (Pixlr X) and then duplicated the image. The straight edge at the bottom is what gave me the idea of creating a box or frame to put around a sentiment. I rotated the 2nd image on it's side and lined the leaf on the end to touch the end leaf of the horizontal image. I duplicated and flipped the image to get the left side of my box. After that I again duplicated the 1st image and dragged it to the bottom. I started to flip it so the flowers would hang down, but liked the look of them "filling" the inside of the box and returned the image to it's original view. Once my box was complete, I went in search of a sentiment. I selected the sentiment "I Think You Are Wonderful" from the set "Funny Times" .

With my focal image designed, I then fussy cut out the image. I needed a neutral background to keep the focal image-the focus of my card. Keeping that in mind I selected a faux-wood piece of design paper (Simple Stories) and cut it out with a large lattice shaped die. The 5 x 6.5 in. white card base felt a bit stark, so I jazzed it up with green splattered acrylic paint. After coloring my image I popped it onto the card with foam tape.

COPIC Selection:

The Sunflowers are an easy color and I made up my time from fussy cutting rather quickly. Additionally I used Prismacolor Pencils for detailed shadowing.

Sunflowers: Y11; Y15; Y19; E87; E84; PC941

Leaves: YG25; PC1090

Sky: B32; Colorless blender

Get the most use out of your digital stamp collection by manipulating the composition of each image by duplicating or multiplying the focal image! I hope I've given you some creative ideas. Please sign up to follow my site. I'm also on Instagram and Facebook and would love to see you there as well!

It's been great having you along today-until next time...

Go Get Crafty!


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