Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Caardvarks Digi challenge

I seem to have come full circle..... when I started making cards for my family's birthdays many years ago I used to make them on the computer, using a program called "American Greetings" - the cards were very one dimensional - simply choose a design and print it out.... then I found stamping..... the cards got a bit better... more dimensional, better designed etc etc..... now I'm back to using the computer.... but oh how different it is now!!!!!
Caardvarks together with Hero Arts are having a challenge to incorporate some digital into your card, layout or other paper project... even if it just using the computer to print out a sentiment..... ( which I do heaps as I don't always have an appropriate sentiment stamp)
For this card I used a Hero Arts digi kit ( Snowman stamp) I printed it out twice ( from Word so I could easily resize). One image got layered onto the red cardstock and the other one got cut up and layered back on the image ( sort of decoupage) I added Liquid Appliqué round the edge of the hat and on the pompom. And I put glossy accents on the hat, the scarf and the buttons and heart. The sentiment here is stamped - a Hero Arts set from last Christmas called Joyful Greetings...
I have been using my computer for some time to download free background papers from all sorts of places - some of my favourites are the English Magazine sites: Cardmaking and PapercraftPapercraft Inspirations, Crafts Beautiful and Papercraft Essentials.  Now I have added 2 peasinabucket - as they have a lot of digital kits... some free, some pay to download....Hero Arts have now got 134 kits - and then there are all the others!!!!   So if you haven't tried digital - have a go..  I have to admit I do not do full digital.... I still love the feel of paper in my hand, but I am making use of the computer to help me make real cards - with just as much fun as stamping.
Thanks for stopping by... Only 18 days and it's Christmas Day!!!!!  Done all your shopping yet?

13 comments:

paula said...

Hi Dawn, Your digi card looks amazing. I wish you good luck with the challenge.

Lin said...

Dawn, you and I are on the same wavelength! :) LOVE those vertical strips too!

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! I like your hybrid card! It's lovely! You have done an amazing job with the snowman stamp - making it dimensional and alive! Happy Holidays! :-)

Suzanne C said...

So lovely! i love that postage stamp snowman and you made it look beautiful! Don't stress me out... I have been worrying about finishing my shopping!

Tiffany said...

Isn't it truly amazing how we all evolve over time with our art and crafting and how our skills just get better and better! You've certainly been doing some great stuff with the digi Dawn, love this tag, wow, you have done so many, what an inspiration!

Virginia L. said...

You did the digit kit so beautifully! You look like a pro to me !!! I love this snowman card as the colors and layering are just perfect! Thanks you also for frequenting my blog. Your sweet comments really make me smile!! THANK you from the bottom of my heart, Dawn!

Sue-ann said...

Fantastic card Dawn, great use of the digi elements!!

Deirdre said...

Dawn, love your card. Fantastic use of the digital kit. D x

linda said...

Super cute card...love the xmas colors!

Kathy said...

So festive and beautiful DAwn...love it and your full circle blog post too. So true !! so cool
Hugs,Kathy

Diana said...

Super fun Dawn. Way to go with diggi!

dustypenny said...

Great card, Dawn! Haven't seen you around much lately. Hope you are feeling better!

Vanessa said...

Dawn, you did a fab job with the digi kit!

Hugs,
Vanessa