I'm sure many of us have had some struggles over the last year or so and my heart and hope goes out to all those affected, however that might be.
So, on a happy note, here are my first cards in some time, and I thought I would return to my 'roots' at Mo's Digital Pencil. I used to be a member of Mo's Dream Team back in my cardmaking history and have always loved her digital stamps.
If you have not yet tried working with digital stamps then I would urge you to have a go. There are some great tutorials on YouTube and around the internet, and it is easy to get hooked! I began using digital stamps (digistamps) because I wanted to make cards but could never get satisfactory image results with traditional rubber stamps - and there were no stamping platforms in 2009! The MISTI has since revolutionised my physical stamping but I haven't lost my love of digis!
This image is called 'Flying Crayons' and you can purchase it here. I thought it was very apt for my return to creating. The sentiment is one I typed up and foiled with my laminator - I love it!
The image is coloured with Copic markers and the paint splatters were 'made' with a stencil - full details below.
I decided to use the same stencil to dry emboss the card front but the paper creased quite heavily as it rolled through my machine. At first I thought it was ruined but then realised that the extra creases simply added more texture and so I used it behind the main image, which I cut to a circle and popped up on foam.
I think cutting the circle and liberally scattering the sequins around it give the image a sense of motion and lively creation.
I added the cute foiled sentiment and a bright yellow envelope to finish.
Thank you for stopping by - I always appreciate your visits.
Until next time, happy crafting.
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