Wednesday, May 6, 2009

CPS and Sweet n' Sassy Digi stamps

Sweet n' Sassy digital stamps was the sponsor this week for Card Postioning Systems blog. AND, if you are like me, you had to say, what is a digi stamp??? It is kind of a cool concept. You purchase the ability to download the image, the cost is minimal and once you have downloaded it, you can print it out as many times as you want, on whatever paper you want and here is probably the coolest part, in the SIZE you want! One time you might want it small, another time larger. I am going to show you two versions of Timmy Turtle so that you can get an idea of that versatity.
For my first card that goes with the CPS sketch for this week, I printed Timmy Turtle out on white cardstock and I choose the 2" x 3" size, like I was going to print out a photograph.
From here, it was simple to color him in with the Copic Markers. You can see that I coated each of the dots with the Aleene's Paper Glaze for an epoxy look and that just adds so much character to Timmy.
I wanted to give a little close up of the details along the bottom edge of the card. It was fun to use these punched circles and brads to match the sketch.
I wanted to print Timmy out a little larger so you could see the difference and I also thought he could make a cute shaped card this way. I printed him out using the 5" x 7" size this time. I printed him on green Core'dinations cardstock and what is neat aboug that is that it is brown on the other side so the inside of the card is different then the outside. I printed him out again on the striped paper and cut just the shell out. The dots were colored with a Copic marker and coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. His are also coated with the Paper Glaze.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 114 – TIMMY TURTLE card
Materials:
Cardstock
Digital stamp – Courtesy of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
Patterned paper – October Afternoon
Copic Markers
Circle and scallop circle punch – Marvy
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Swiss dot Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Ribbon
Brads – Bazzill
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®

10 comments:

cheryln said...

so cute! that little turtle just makes me smile!

~amy~ said...

CUTE..

Anabelle said...

I LOVE what you did with him!! Such an adorable card, Linda!!

toners said...

What a great way to show the versatility of the digi stamps - I haven't tried them yet, though...

Audrey said...

look at you -- all grown up and playing with hybrid scrapbooking! *lol* lvoe the versatility of digi for just this reason!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are adorable Linda! I love the look of the paper glaze on the spots!

(-: Heidi

Joan B said...

too cute. your work always rocks

Lindalou said...

Thanks for the explaination of digi stamps. Cool idea and you did a great job on the turtles.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

awwww Linda this is soooo adorable!!! love it :) ♥

Deb Rymer said...

Such a cute card with this sketch. The cicles and brads border is just perfect with the turtle image. Also, love the houndstooth background!