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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

{Digital Wednesday} Kristina Plays with Digital Stamps Three Ways

Happy Wednesday! We are back with another awesome Digital Wednesday post and today, we welcome another talented guest designer: Kristina Hein. She created gorgeous cards featuring images from one of our digital stamps bundles. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $15 prize code. Every month, we draw 7 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.


Hi! Kristina here with my very first post as a guest Digital Wednesday designer! I have three different projects that all use images from the Spring Blooms and Mugs digital stamp set. This set has 6 amazing images and a bonus sheet of tags!  

My first card features the mug image with the lilies. Yep, it's a floral image inside of coffee cup but don't let that stop you from using it in different ways. I made the image quite large. Big enough that I could cut a card panel and you won't even know it was inside a coffee cup! I printed it out onto Bristol smooth cardstock. I wanted vibrant color so I grabbed Zig Clean Color real brush markers and a water brush.  Here it is after I colored it up.


Next I went in with some fine tip markers and added in more details on the flowers and leaves. Just a bit of extra detail adds so much. I cut it out down to an A2 sized card panel and adhered it to a top fold card base. For the sentiment I grabbed one of the Sending Hugs sticker from the Just Everyday Greetings clear sticker pack. I added it to some white cardstock and cut it down to the size. I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to the card.  For the final detail I added some Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel drops.



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My second card features another one of the mug images. This one has roses. I sized the image down to be fairly small and printed it three times onto the same Bristol smooth cardstock I used in the first card. I grabbed Picked Raspberry and Broken China Distress Inks. I also grabbed some blending brushes and got to work. I did one of the mugs in Picked Raspberry, one in Broken China and the third one was a blend of the two. Did you know this makes an absolutely lovely purple shade? 


I apologize but I didn't snap any in progress photos for this card but it's all pretty simple techniques. I set the colored panels aside to work on the background. I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to a slightly larger piece than the slimline stencil I used. Did you know that STAMPlorations has a full line of amazing stencils??? Today I'm using the Half Circles slimline stencil. Again I used the same two distress inks. I blended them vertically so they would meet in the middle to make the purple shade. I spritzed the whole panel with water and shimmer spray. Back to the mugs. I cut them out with circle dies and used the same dies to create circle frames out of watercolor paper. I wanted to make sure my whites all matched. I staggered them out on the slimline panel. I made sure that they would hang over the edge. It gives it a more cohesive look and I just trimmed off the extra. This panel was then glued to the card base. Again I reached for sticker sentiments. The set I used this time is Just Caffeinate.  As before, I added it to some white cardstock and cut it down. 


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For my final project I used one of the floral frames.

I printed the image out three times onto Neenah 80lb cardstock. I used Copic markers to color in the images. For the panel that was going to be the bottom layer, I only colored the two outer flowers in full detail. The 3 middle flowers I just went over with a quick layer of RV11. The next panel I only colored in the next two flowers and the final panel I only colored the large center flower. Then I got to work with my detail scissors coloring out the three flowers.

I went ahead and added my shadows to the base flower panel. I used foam tape for the next two flowers and added them to the base panel. The large center flower I added two layers of foam tape and stuck it down. I did give all of the petals a bit of a curl before adhering them down. For the final piece I grabbed another sticker sentiment from the Just Everyday Greetings clear sticker pack.

I really hope you liked my first trio of projects. I'll be back next month!

~Kristina

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful designs, thanks for the inspiration

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  2. These are gorgeous inspiration! Love each design. The coloring job is fabulous, too.

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  3. Very pretty cards, and lovely layers on the final one

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  4. Awesome cards... These are fabulous ideas to use the digital stamps. Thanks for sharing. My favorite card is the first one... Just loved it šŸ˜

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  5. Beautiful inspirations all if them. Loved how the digital stamps are put to use at such an ease. ❤️

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful and creative designs.

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  7. Great ideas for the digital images. I really like the one emlarged to fit the card front.

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  8. These are such lovely digital floral projects. I really love the ink blending on the slimline card.

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  9. Great job on this trio of digital projects.

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  10. So pretty, I love the way you used the coffee cups!

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