Saturday, March 5, 2011
I literally just finished making this card about 10 minutes ago. How is that for a current blog! I needed to find a stamp for a First Communion invitation. Abby is celebrating hers on Mother's Day this year and I need to get the invites out. Hope I can get reservations for this event, given it's the #1 day of the year to eat out.
So I searched the internet for this "new"...at least new to me...thing called digi stamps....oh man! totally a baaaaad thing! Instead of the rubber stamp/ink..you just pay, download, and print. Yours to keep forever! One of the really cool things is being able to resize them. How many times have you found THE PERFECT card layout but your stamp is too big or too small to do it. This pretty much solves that. Some companies are very small, just a local artist while other well known companies, like Pink Cat Studios and The Greeting Farm do as well.
When I searched for First Communion digi stamps, I found one called Karen Doodles. The thing I like most about digi stamps....instant gratification! Search the net, see it, buy it, down load it and then start coloring right away! No trip to the store...no waiting for snail mail either. That's my kind of world!
Soooo, my little card. Not too much to say really. I sized the image to perfectly fit my card and since the majority is white, not too much to color. I used a really light gray for some shading and a super light pink for a little oompf to the poof. Then I went crazy with the stickles. This card is SPARKLY! Not sure if you can tell from the picture but the card itself is done with 2 shades of pale pink. I didnt use any patterned paper so I embossed the biggest layer using the Stampin Up embossing folder. Layout is kind of simple (my style) with the use of a Martha Stewart punch on the ribbon underlayer.
I'm going to redesign it using purple for my party invites.