Happy Monday! Yes, there’s so much going on today, a blog post title cannot summarize it! (I gave it my best try though! lol) Ok, so today is our official brand new release day over at the digital shop. We’ve been adding new products to the website all throughout last week, and now we can finally show you everything at once, and also share project ideas with 6 new digital sets! Plus, today we’re announcing the winners of our latest giveaways AND we have another awesome gift card giveaway to share! (Scroll down for details.)
These are the cards I created for today! Looking at these images my first thought is how much love and joy I felt while I was drawing them! I happen to love hearts… Chunky hearts that is, just like the ones on my stamp sets. I also love donut and candy illustrations, so I think these new digis from the set Sweet Love are lots of fun to color and make cards with!
Designing a Printable Layout with Digital Stamps
For the donut card, I created a template using the Photoshop program. It is sized to fit an A2 card front perfectly and all I needed to do is print the panel, cut and color it, and finally attach it to a white card base. You can create any layout you like with our digital stamps on a photo editing program or even on Microsoft Word… Just insert the images you want to use, copy and paste them as many times as needed to create a pattern or layout, and add your sentiment. This is a great technique for when you need to make many cards at once! You simply can’t go wrong with premade layouts!
I colored the donuts with Arteza and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I colored them using only the markers and right at the very end I used waterbrush once lightly just to blend it all. I also splattered some of the ink from the markers on the background and attached some Unity sequins (which match perfectly), using the new Ultra Bond Adhesive.
Cutting Digital Paper Backgrounds on your Cricut
For the shaker card, I did something quite fun! I printed one of the patterned papers from the Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack on photo paper using a Brother Inkjet printer, and ran it through my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut a heart window panel! (Click here to access this project over at Cricut Design Space.) To make it, I created a 4.5″ square on Design Space, then inserted a 3.5″ heart shape on the center, and finally attached both shapes together, that way the machine cuts both images at once creating a heart window square card panel! I did alter the heart shape to be a little wider, and that way I was able to match the the digital heart lollipop stamp too!
This technique is really fun because you can use shapes from Cricut Design Space to make your own backgrounds on any digital paper pattern. It also makes the process easier and will help you put together shaker cards in no time!
I cut a piece from acetate, using Clear Designer Toner Sheets from Therm O Web, and adhered it to the back of the heart window panel with the GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner. Next, I added lots of different Unity sequins on the center of a 5″ by 5″ white card base and then mounted the panel using GK Designs Foam Tape.
For the image and sentiment, I sized and printed them using a laser printer and then I colored the heart lollipop using real brush markers! I fussy cut the image and attached it to the card with the new GK Designs Foam Squares. I cut a banner with the printed sentiment and adhered it with GK Designs Adhesive Dot RunnerThis tape works great for the shaker too!
Sweet Love Digital Stamp Set
Samsung Laser Printer
Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack
Brother Inkjet Printer
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers
GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner
GK Designs Foam Tape
GK Designs Foam Squares
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Blog Hop & Giveaway
There’s so much inspiration awaiting! The very talented and -oh so- creative girls at the design team prepared many project ideas for you! Make sure to visit each of the blogs listed below, subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card towards our digital shop, so you can get your favorite new sets!
Make sure you are subscribed to this blog too! I would LOVE to know… Which of our brand new digital sets is your favorite?
Before I go, I’d like to share the name of our latest giveaway winners! Thanks SO much for all of you who left a comment and shared a piece of your heart about crafty goals and more! You are so appreciated!
The winner of the $50 gift card from our blog giveaway is
The winner of the $100 gift card from our Season’s Giving Blog Hop giveaway is
Please send me a message through the contact form (on this blog’s tab) and I will coordinate your prizes right away! CONGRATULATIONS!
New Bundle Sale
We’ve added a new bundle sale to the shop today! It’s the Sweetheart Bundle and it comes with 4 of our favorite Valentine’s Day / Friendship / Love digital stamp sets, and YES lots of hearts are included! If you get these 4 sets as a bundle you’ll get 30% OFF, no code needed. Just add to cart and voilá! Make sure to check it out HERE.
That is all for now. Next in the hop is Arjita! Have a creative and inspired week! See you soon!