It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week (Challenge #74) is "Animals." This challenge will run from 8:00 AM April 6 to 6:00 PM April 12, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs. So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you? We'd love to see you!
My card today uses four, count them, four digi stamps. That's my record to date as I'm still somewhat new to the world of digi's.
They are Little Gem in Love,Wall, the brand new Blossom Branch (which I flipped), and Love Birds, which I altered a bit. And isn't that the fun of digi stamping?
I combined some fun techniques for my background paper, including heat embossing with clear ep on white CS using large doily stamps, then airbrushing the layer with a yellow Copic. Then I embossed some smaller doilies, again using clear ep, then airbrushed pink and blue Copics which blended with the yellow to result in a host of Easter colors. I know, I know, Easter's come and gone, but this blend of pastels is my favorite mix of all. Work with me, people.
Of course the Copics covered up the embossing, but a little alcohol on a towel wiped it off cleanly.
Here's a closeup of the paper in action. And the satin ribbon behind the crochet lace.
The image was colored with Copics, with chalk applied to the outer edge.
The sentiment is actually two stamps, surrounded by Perfect Pearls. A double bow using two colors of ribbon finishes this card, and that, dear friends, is all I have for today. Thank you for taking the time to join me, and I wish you a lovely day of crafting. Don't forget to come join us at
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Stamps: Little Gem in Love,Wall, the brand new Blossom Branch (which I flipped), and Love Birds (all PGD); Delicate Doilies (IBS)
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, So Saffron, Whisper White, pink (unknown)
Ink: printer, Versafine Smoky Gray
Extras: Dies: Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 (Dienamics), circle punch, scallop circle punch, clear ep, heat tool, crochet lace, satin ribbon, Copics, Perfect Pearls, airbrush, chalks.
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