Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Flowers

Today's card showcases the Happy Flowers Digi Bundle set that was released this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It makes me smile every time I look at it as it is so bright and cheery.  I wanted to show that even if you use pre-colored images, you can make it unique.

I started out by layering two of the digi papers that come with the Digi Bundle into my software.  (I use Word - nothing fancy).  Then I brought in one of the colored images (there are quite a few that come with this Digi Bundle) and layered it on top of the patterned papers.

For the sentiment, I began by using one of the pre-programmed shapes, changed the color of it and added it to the side of my focal image.  Next I uploaded the actual sentiment I wanted and resized it so that it would fit into the shape I had.

Once that was done, I printed everything and then began adding my personal touches.  I fussy cut out the shaped sentiment box, added glue (Sakura glue pen) around the edge, and covered it with Laser Green glitter.  Next I outlined the word "friend" with the Sakura glue pen and covered it with Blue Raven glitter.

For the focal image, I wanted to give it the look of depth even though it was one layer.  I started out by outlining the colored image layer with the Sakura glue pen and adding more Blue Raven glitter around the edge.  Then I used a colored pencil (yellow) and outlined the first patterned paper.  Although it is very subtle, it really made a difference.  And finally, I used my deckle cutter to cut the blue layer.

For the flowers, I added orange streaks using acolored pencil to the various petals and then added Lemonade glitter to each of the petals.

This single layer focal point was then adhered to a piece of green cardstock.  The sentiment was pop dotted and added to the center.  I also adhered a piece of seam binding ribbon which was dyed with alcohol inks next to the sentiment.

I hope this card helps to make people more comfortable using digi images as well as rubber images.   There were lots more personal touches I could have added, but I wanted to keep this simple and straight forward.  If you have questions about how I brought the images into Word, just let me know and I'll be happy to help (I use a Mac, so the commands may be a bit different than a PC.)


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty Anne. Love the versatility of the digis, you always make it look so easy! Love the little added touches of glittered sparkle!

Lori Kobular said...

This looks amazing, love the layered look and the glitter really sets it apart!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! The colors are amazing!! I love the touches of sparkle!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

Ooooooh! So pretty!

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely beautiful! The background is gorgeous and the flowers are spectacular! I love the sentiment to:)
Sherrie K

April said...

I just love your bright card and great bow!

Nana Connie said...

Oh, my, this is so gorgeous, Anne! Love your magnificent coloring and how you matched the bow to the poppies. Wonderful.