Showing posts with label Digital downloads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital downloads. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Always Thankful and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

  • The perfect stamp set for fall - Always Thankful
  • Instant gratification using Spice Cake digital download

Several weeks ago I saw a fall card from Vicki Burdick that I knew I had to case.  The layout, color selection, and textures worked perfectly with the Always Thankful stamp set and the Spice Cake Designer Series Papers.  I didn't have any of the Spice Cake Designer Series papers on hand, but I didn't want to wait until my order arrived. So I quickly downloaded the Spice Cake DSP Digital Download and used My Digital Studio software to printed out the patterned papers I wanted to use on my home printer!  Instant gratification!

I used the layout in Vicki's original format, and then I flipped the format to better suit another image from the Always Thankful stamp set.   Here's the results.  Click for larger image.

Here's a close up of the vertical format.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly onto the rubber, which was a fast way to produce multiple images in color. 

Here's the horizontal format of this card layout.  For this card, instead of using Stampin' Write Markers alone, I decided to also use my poor neglected Watercolor Wonder Crayons to add and blend colors on the smaller items like the pumpkins, leaves, corn and gourds after the basic image was stamped.   I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the image, using Basic Gray and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers.  Huff to reactivate the ink before you stamp.  Once the image was stamped, I used Watercolor Crayons to highlight area and then used a Blender Pen to slightly blend the colors in the Watercolor Crayons  for a more natural look.  I love how it turned out!  Click for larger image.

Visit my Online Store to buy the Supplies to make this project
  • Stamps: Always Thankful (123787-w; 123789-c), Day of Gratitude (sentiment), 120835-w, 121148-c
  • Paper:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper Digital Download (125610), Soft Suede, Very Vanilla 
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Mini Library Clips (109857), Early Espresso Brads (119736), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval punch (119855), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (119804, 119803)  Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826),

Reminder:  If you're in the Houston, TX area, check out my upcoming class using these products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of these cards.

Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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Friday, February 04, 2011

Vintage Flower Adornment

Time to get serious about Valentine's Day cards.  Kicking it into high gear today because it is a snow day here in Texas...only without the snow.  Icy roads closed most businesses and schools today, so I was able to work on Valentine projects. 

This first project uses one of the new Vintage Flower Adornments from the Occasions Mini.

This card uses one of my favorite sharps -- an oval.  I used the Big Shot and Oval Bigz Die (#114525).  I embossed in Whisper White the Elizabeth stamp.  I also used one of the stamps from Tag til Christmas, embossed the tag shape in whisper white, stamped and embossed the "love you" sentiment from Valentine Defined and punched out the label shape with the Decorative Label punch (#120907), introduced in the Holiday Mini catalog. 

I used a white gel pen to create the faux stitching around the edge of the oval. The card stock colors are Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride and the striped paper is from the Patterned Designer Series Paper Stack-subtles (#117152).  I love that you can also download these designer papers as background papers in My Digital Studio.  That way, if you need more of one of your favorites, you can print it from My Digital Studio.  I sponged the edges of the striped paper with Blushing Bride ink.

 I pulled a string loose from the edge of a piece of Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, unraveled it,  and tied it in the middle with a 3/8" wide piece of Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.  The Vintage Flower Adornments from the Occasions Mini is attached with a glue dot.  Hint:  I find that heating the glue dots slightly with my heat embossing tool helps them stick better over time.

Vintage Flowers Adornment (#12187)9 - set of 24, 8 each of 3 colors.  Very Vanilla, Rose Red, and Baja Breeze

This is a second version of the card above.  I added three pearls to the side and kept the ribbon a bit simpler.

 I couldn't end the day without doing something in My Digital Studio.  This is a mixed media card designed and printed at home with My Digital Studio.  Then I added the ribbon and printed more butterflies the same size as the one I printed  on the card, cut it out, attached it with glue and bent the wings up to add dimension to the card. 
Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Whisper White. 
Stamp set:  Image is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Bliss, however, I used digital content from the Sale-A-Bration CD which includes all of the new images available in the Sale-A-Bration Mini Brochure, called So Much to Sale-A Brate Digital Content CD (#123681); another free pick during Sale-A-Bration.  Pick your free Sale-A-Bration set when you spend $50.

I love that I can now use this card template in My Digital Studio with any sentiment and change the colors as I see fit. Printed on my home printer on Whisper White card stock, this now becomes a 15 minute card anytime I need a greeting card.  (Now I need to do one that is more masculine and I'll be all set!)

More My Digital Studio Downloads
After introducing a record number of new My Digital Studio Downloads in January 2011, Stampin' Up! introduced another set of new downloads for my digital studio February 1, 2011.  Included in this set of downloads are two set of scrapbook templates, including:

8 X 8" designer template; 24 pages including a front and back cover design.  Also includes 13 Designer Series Paper patters, a 24-piece stamp brush set, and 33 embellishments.  Originally built to easily scrap your Jan 2011 Leadership experience, these pages make a great starting point for  for creating your own pages using these pages as a starting point (#124447 - $14.95).  Add a matching patterned paper, stamp brushes and embellishment digital download (#124446) -- below-- to highlight your time at Leadership, or modify for your own use.

Also just added, this cute Love Birds Digital Kit.  (#124443)
Digital downloads are available instantly after purchasing them for use in My Digital Studio.  Or select the download version compatible with other software.  Visit Stampin' Up! online anytime to see the newest My Digital Studio downloads available.  

Happy Snow Day!

 - Donna Ross