Today's card uses something I've never used before - digital papers - and are they ever so lovely digital papers. They're from Pink Gem Designs and are sugary sweet in the nicest way. In fact, they remind me of the hard candies one buys during the Christmas holiday season in colorful tins, and I never remember the name brand, but they're ubiquitous to the holiday season. Yummy, soft-centered, pastel and delicious. And that describes these papers to a T.
The papers are from the Spring collection and are named appropriately "Springtime." There are 24 designs to a pack, and I have used 5 here, including one on the inside and one for Summer Milly's dress, socks and bow. And that is the other thing I've done here that I've never done before - digi paper piecing. I love paper piecing anyway, but to do it with digital papers means you can alter the size of the pattern to accommodate small images, which I've done with her clothes. The dress and socks are one size (smaller than the original), the bow is the same paper but reduced even further. Talk about versatility! And I'm all about versatility.
See what I mean? The pattern is much larger in its original form. I think I'm going to like working with digital papers...
I colored the rest of the image with Copics and gave her a bright, sunshiney background.
I've used a sheer ribbon for the larger bow with a baker's twine multi-loop bow on top of that and a button to finish things off. I normally add more embellishments, something in corners and on sentiments, i.e. flowers, pearls, bling, or whatnot, but today I chose to keep Summer Milly simple and fresh, just like the sweet little girl she is. Not to worry, I'll be back with pearls and bling on my next card.
Here's a peek at the striped paper on the inside layered under a white panel, though you can't see much of it. Trust me, it's every bit as delicious as the papers on the outside.
Thank you so much for joining me. DH kindly took the puppy on some errands yesterday, giving me some much needed crafting time, and this was the result.
Here's wishing you a lovely day full of crafty goodness.
Stamps: Summer Milly (PGD); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: printer; Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride (SU); Spearmint (MFT); Spring Collection (PGD)
Extras: Dies: Framelits Labels Collection (SU), Circle Stax (Dienamics); Word Window and Scallop Oval punches (SU), baker's twine, sheer ribbon, vintage button, Copics.
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