A Spring themed Challenge card

Spring challeng entry

C4C325 Spring Theme

I have been experimenting with digital stamps lately.  I’d like to think that there is room for all kinds of craft supplies in a true craft addict’s life.  What I like about digital stamps is first they are extremely affordable.  Most digital images run between $2 – $4 and you store them on your computer!  The other benefits are that you print them on paper from the image you downloaded to your computer.  How many times have you stamped an image on expensive paper and it smears rendering it worthless.  You can print it in different sizes.  The printed image is always crisp and clear.

This image is from Conie Fong’s Etsy shop.  I just discovered her yesterday.  I adore her art work.  I was so excited to find her and there was a place to email her on her shop site.  When I saw that she lives in Sacramento I had to send her a quick email because I don’t live very far away.  I was pleasantly surprised when about an hr. later there was a response from her in my email box.  If you’re looking for art that is sweet or charming she should be your go to artist.  I also like KennyK.  He has a website.  Both of these artists have a Facebook group page where fans of their art can post their projects. KennyK’s work is very different than Conie Fong’s.  I love KennyK for things I make for younger people.  Oh, and if your looking for something sexy, he’s your guy! There are literally 100’s of artists that make their work available in a digital stamp.  Go to either Etsy or Pinterest and search digital stamps and you’ll be amazed.  Many of these artists offer a free image each month to get you started and of course hooked as I now am. Many also let you download the image they want you to use in their current challenge free or really cheap like $1!  Wow!

I usually color my image first then start auditioning paper and embellishments with the now colored image.  But sometimes a paper determines what colors I’m going to color the image.  It just depends on my mood or the image or challenge.  In this case I colored her with Copics first.

The trellis, leaves, and roses were all made with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. The roses were actually made with a spiral die that goes with a die set called “Circle pull card” die set.  The spiral is used to make an interactive feature with this pull card but when used to cut cardstock it can be rolled into a rose shape.

The card base measures 5.5″ x 7″.

Materials Used

Conie Fong digital image.

Paper Temptress:  White cardstock I love for use with Copics.

Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Curvy leaf die, Trellis die, Circle pull card die and double sided adhesive

Copic Markers: E00,21,29,33,37,71,74 Y13,17 YG13,17 R20,81,83 B91,93,95

Blue designer paper: DCWV Timeless Texture Stack