Thursday, May 25, 2023

Treasured w/Kate Hadfield Designs

 


Hello everyone!  It's been a hot minute since I did a post!  The project I
have for you today features products from

Treasured

This is a digital set and I'm not sure if you know - Kate Hadfield Designs also
sells colored versions of her digital stamps and colored clip art!  I am not one to use 
digital artlike this, but the colors of these were just singing to me!  This card was so
simple to make - great if you need a card in a hurry!  Let me show you how
I made my card today!
I first placed my papers side by side in the computer.  I cropped them so
they would be narrower and fit on an A2 size card.  Next I placed my elements
on top of the paper.  I did this by "bringing forward" those elements.  I
have a MACbookPro.  It's not new.  I use Word for a program.  The files that
you purchase are PNG files so you can layer them one on top of another.


I printed this image onto white card stock.  It was a bit bigger than an A2 size
card but I wanted to be able to trim it down.  I took a white A2 size top folding
card base and covered it with a gold pearl card stock.  The color was such a
good match!  Then I trimmed down the panel from the computer to
4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to the card.


Using 2 sentiment stamps that I had in my stash, I stamped a
"you" in the middle of the heart and then "are" above "treasured".  This 
all fit amazingly well!


It needed a bit of embellishing, but I didn't go for shine.  I used 5 enamel
dots from my stash that matched in color and that completed my card!


I hope I've inspired you to create something perhaps for the first time!  This
was so easy with the Treasured set from


And the best part?  This set is free and can be yours when you sign up for Kate Hadfield's
newsletter - called The Doodle Den!  On the home page of the website, the sign up is
at the bottom of the page!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Kate Hadfield Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

 









Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Springity Spring with Kate Hadfield Designs


Hello everyone!  Happy Spring...finally!  And to herald in warmer temps and
the flowers that are starting to come up, today we are creating a fun spring
card using a digital stamp set from


This digital stamp set has so many little spring elements.  I only used 6 of them
on my project today, but there are many more!  Let me show you how I made
my card.  I started off by composing my elements in my computer and then
printing them off.  I size them, flip them, set them behind or in front of each
other.  This makes for easy composition.


I wanted to color my panel with my Copic markers.  I do not have a
laser jet printer.  Mine is an inkjet.  I keep that in mind when I am
putting color to an image.  I'm not overly scrubbing color on where
there is printer ink.  If I go over it, it's very gently and that way I
don't encounter any smearing problems.


I knew that I needed to lengthen the image so I added quite a bit of
foreground with my green markers.  The Copic colors I used:
Y00, Y02, Y15, Y17, C2, C3, C5, YG11, YG03, YG25, B000, 
BV000, YR21, R81, R83, R85, RV10


After the coloring was done, I die cut a inner scalloped frame out of
white card stock and colored it with my lightest blue Copic so it would match.  I 
shopped my stash for background paper and found this cute plaid that matched
the colors I had used.  I covered an A2 size card base with this
plaid paper.  Before adhering my colored panel to the scalloped frame,
I stamped a sentiment from my stash using a grey ink.  I adhered the 
colored framed panel to the front of my card.  For embellishment, I
wanted to keep things soft, but I had an annoying black spot where I
had layered the grass close together.  I had some tiny light green  iridescent
stars so I adhered a smattering of those through the grass and that 
covered that little spot.  I also used a shimmer pen on the sun, flower
centers and bee wings.  And that finished my card!



I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.  If you ever have questions about
working with digital stamps ask us!  You can leave questions here or
on our social media.  We would be happy to help you!  You can find
this set of digital stamps and many others at


thanks so much for stopping by today!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Kate Hadfield Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.












 

Friday, March 31, 2023

More Aussie Animals with Kate Hadfield Designs

 


Hello everyone!  Still cold where I live but I did see a robin a few days
ago - a sure sign of spring!  Today I'm bringing you another fun card project
using images from


The animals in this set are so cute!  There's no better way to check up on a
friend, then sending this card with all the friendly critters!  Let me show you
how I made my card.  I first composed the card design in my computer.  In
this case I also used digital paper from my digital stash!  Because these are
.png files, they layer over top of the digital paper!


I also printed out the sentiment on this sheet as well.


Before coloring the animals, I decided to die cut my panel first.  This
gives me a better visual view as I am coloring.  I used a slanted stitch
die from LDRS in an A2 size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".


I used my Copic markers to color this up.  For colors I used:
R00, E41, R02, W1, W0, Y02, B60, YG41, YG03, G02,
Y02, Y06, E31, E33, E35, E40 and E43.


I usually go to Google Images to sort of get an idea of how things and
animals are colored.


I wanted these little animals to really pop so I used bright colors.


I did some stippling on the lizard and the snake just to give them a
bit of depth and interest with visual texture.


My only bit of embellishment was using a gold shimmer pen on the collar
of the lizard and across the top of the snake and the head of the bird.
I cut out the sentiment in the shape of a speech bubble, used a black
water-based marker around the edges and foam taped it over the lizard. Then
I blended some brown ink along the bottom of the card so the animals
were grounded.
And that finished my card!



I'm just loving creating with these animals!  You can find this set and many
more digital stamps sets at


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Kate Hadfield Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.



















Tuesday, February 14, 2023

 


Hello everyone!  Still pretty cold where I live!  Hope everyone is doing well and
staying healthy!  Today I'm bringing you a winter card using products from


This little penguin from the Bundled Up Set is too cute!  This set has 19 images
included - 19!  Digital stamps are so economical!  Let me show you how I made
my project today.  I started out by composing my elements in my computer.
I use Word for a program and I have a MacBook Pro.  My printer is an inkjet.
I sized the penguin first and then I made a collage of one of the hats, a mitten
and snowflakes sprinkles throughout.  Word allows me to change the color
of a photo, so I changed it to be a light gray.  I wanted to use this as the
inside of my gatefold card.


I cut down my image of the penguin which I would fussy cut after it was
colored.  I used a 3 3/4" x 5" slanted stitch rectangle die for the collage.  I
had planned on doing this as a gatefold and it was important at this point to
choose my papers so I could color the images.  I settled on this cute winter
stripe paper with a medium purple card stock base.


For the coloring of my images I used my Copic markers.  For colors
I used: C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, W0, YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, B41, B34.
G00, G12, R81, R83, BV00.  I used the lightest of these colors to 
color the collage panel as this will be the area to write to the recipient.
I didn't shade these areas...just straight coloring.  On the cuff of the
mittens I just did little squiggles with the B41 marker.  I used a white
Posca Pen for highlights on the penguin.  I used a silver sparkle pen
for the penguins eyes and for patterns on the scarf.


To make the base of the card I used a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of 
purple card stock.  This wasn't a whole sheet to start with so I didn't
have any left over.  On the short sides I scored 2 1/8" in and then
folded them to the middle of the card.  I adhered my collage panel to this.


For my little penguin piece on the front I used a purple paper that had
the same pattern on it as the background paper.  I was going to back that
with more of the purple card stock but this was the point I discovered I
didn't have any left!  😱  I decided to use silver glitter paper and I love it!
Sometimes situation like this works out for the better.  The silver
glitter paper really makes the pen work on the scarf stand out.  I printed
a sentiment from the Let It Snow Stamp Set.


I didn't do anything to this except fussy cut around it.  My panel with the
penguin, including the sliver glitter backing is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I adhered
the penguin with foam tape and the sentiment as well.  I positioned the
sentiment to the upper left of this panel and let it go off the edge.  I
adhered the panel on the left side only of the card base, centering it.  the
back of the glitter paper was showing when I opened the card so I covered
it with more of the purple patterned paper.


I added a few clay snowflakes and used the silver glitter pen to put a
dot in the middles and that finished my card!



This card was fun to make with a few challenges along the way!  I love
working with colors and patterns and this project hit all the right buttons!
Find the stamp sets I used and many more at


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you today!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Kate Hadfield Designs, I do receive the products I use from them.

 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.























Treasured w/Kate Hadfield Designs

  Hello everyone!  It's been a hot minute since I did a post!  The project I have for you today features products from Kate Hadfield Des...