Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Digital Stamps for Backgrounds

If you follow my blog you know how much I love working with digital images.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a digital image as the background.

I've loved the Asian Garden COLOR Plus set by Doodle Pantry but I wasn't sure how I wanted to use the images. . . until today. 

I softened the pre-colored image that was going to be used for the background. Then I printed a second image in the original colors so I could fussy cut the leaves and pop them up.  I also went over the tree leaves, branches, rocks and bridge supports with Copics (YG61, E000, E00 and YR00)

The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC.  This card is going to a special friend who could really use a few extra miracles right now, but her healing will take time; hence, I thought the sentiment was perfect.

On a side note: now is a great time to stop by the Doodle Pantry blog. Laurie is having :

  • There will be a total of 10 posts from April 2 thru April 11 showcasing a matching card and glass magnet that I have made
  • Each inspiration post (total of 10) will bring you the opportunity to comment for a chance to win a $5.00 coupon to spend at
  • You may comment ONCE on each days inspiration post
  • There will be ONE WINNER selected from each days inspiration post
  • You will have until April 14 to comment on EACH day inspiration post
  • There will be a LINKY on the LAST POST where you can add your name/email to be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE of clear polymer stamps (picture of stamps in the prize will be posted on April 11)
  • All the posts $5.00 coupon winners and the Grand Prize winner are selected by random and announced on April 15
  • YOU MUST CHECK BACK to see if you are a winner
  • If there are unclaimed prizes on April 19, they will be redrawn and reposted
  • Unclaimed prizes after April 25 are forfeited

Be sure to comment on every Inspiration post for a great chance to win!
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  1. I was thinking your sentiment might apply to your card, too. ;) The idea may not have come to you immediately, but it's quite a brilliant one! Very pretty.

    1. Thanks. Yeah, I see what you're saying. Good things are worth waiting for, right?

  2. This is FABULOUS. I'm getting so hyped up with everyone's card that I can't think of anything original since your card (and some others) are so fantastic. How did you soften the colors?

    1. I sent you an email, but simply: I import the jpg/png into Word and then use the Lighten/Darken feature to lighten the image. I have an old version of Word, so I'm not sure if the wording is the same on newer versions.

  3. Ooooh Heather I'm so going to case this, it is stunning!


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