Spellbinding Stamps use a Digital Element Challenge
Happy Friday! Hope everyone is having a good week and getting ready for next weeks Thanksgiving feasts and festivities with their family and friends. Not much longer until the shopping mayhem begins.
Today, the Spellbinding Stamps Design Team is back with a new Spellbinding Stamps challenge. This weeks challenge is to incorporate a digital element in your design.
For this card, I used the gorgeous Spellbinding Stamps, Rayne image. I was immediately drawn to this image because I love the masks and colorful elaborate costumes from the Carnivale that is held in Venice each year. It would be a dream come true to be able to go sometime.
For my card, I tried something a little different than my usual go-to Copic markers. I colored the main image, Rayne using a combination of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. I love to learn new things and I’m working on that by learning about and incorporating some different mediums to use in my card designs.
Once Rayne was colored, I fussy cut her out and added some dimensional foam to the back of her and set her aside while I worked on the rest of the card. Originally I was just going to cut a around all of the feathers in a broad circle, but realized that it actually made the image pop a little more if I fussy cut each feather detail from the mask. It was a bit time consuming but I think it was worth it.
To incorporate my digital elements, I used Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette’s Collage sheet #7 available in the Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/200469483/fantasy-digital-collage-sheet-no-7?ref=shop_home_active_7
The digital collage sheets provide great quality images to use to put together quick cards and projects and are very versatile. There are several of these sheets to choose from in all price ranges in the Etsy store. For my project I had some bottle caps to use as embellishments and the circle images on the digital collage sheet were exactly 1 inch in diameter which fit perfectly inside my bottle caps. I punched out two of the circle images with my 1 inch circle punch.
Because I’d colored the main image with colored pencils, I chose to print the digital images in black and white on heavy cardstock to add some contrast to my otherwise brightly colored card. To make the black and white digital image pop, I colored the background of it using a Sepia colored Copic marker – it really made the image stand out. Once colored, I applied a bit of glue to the back of the image and put it inside of the bottle cap to hold it in place and then put a sticky-backed clear disk over top of the digital image to protect it.
Next I made two bows and glued them to the back of my bottle caps. I also added a couple of tiny strips of dimensional foam to either side of the ribbon so that it would sit flat on my card (and made it easier to adhere it as well).
I cut four different sizes of cardstock in various patterns and bright colors and adhered them to my card base.
I placed my Rayne image onto the top layer of my card base and added the bottle caps with my digital images.
Finally I added my sentiment, Enjoy the Small Moments and a couple of glitter dots to the card.
Here’s a look at my finished card design:
I hope that you’ll participate in this challenge for Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette.
Be sure to check out the Spellbinding Stamps blog to get inspiration from the rest of the design teams gorgeous creations and all the details on this weeks challenge at http://www.spellbindingstamps.blogspot.com/. Of course we’d really love it if you’d use a Spellbinding Stamps image but it is not required.
We’d love for you to join our Facebook group and share your card creations there as well. You can find the group here on Facebook
Also, don’t forget there are lots of wonderful Spellbinding Stamps to fit every crafters need over in the Etsy shop:
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday next week. Plenty of time to do some crafting on your submission for this weeks challenge while you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.