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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Digital cardmaking

Digital cardmaking... Since hubs and I are living the full-time RV lifestyle (totally awesome!), I've had to pare down my supplies and go digital as much as possible. So with many yard sales and giving up my beloved diecutting machines, I not only needed to find cute images to color with my Copic markers, but the need to find printable paper and elements has become a necessity if I want to continue one of my favorite hobbies - cardmaking. When searching Google and Pinterest for my necessities, I was overwhelmed with the selection. I did keep my little HP 385 photo printer, enabling me to print 4x6 sizes - PERFECT for my needs.

Without further ado, let's chat about the greeting card I created today, shall we?!?

The ding-dang-darling image is img831 from Sherri Baldy just one of many in her My Besties series.
I knew I wanted to find some papers and embellishment elements with the sewing theme and I so love all things vintage and shabby chic; this awesome set fit the bill 100%!  Vintage Sewing printable papers from issue 147  free from PaperCraft Inspirations Magazine

Matching my Copic Marker colors to my paper - the image was so much fun to color!
Copic Recipe:
Skin - RV0000, 000, 00, E0000, 000
Hair - E41, 42, 43, 44
Shirt/buttons/thread (pink) - RV00, 13, 21
Pants/button/thread (green) - BG10, 13, 15, 23
Buttons/thread (peachy) - R000, 13, 20, 32
Buttons/thread (blue) - B0000, 00, 02, 04
Needle - C00, 02

I laid out my design, picked out my silk ribbon, using a circle punch, my Martha Stewart corner punch with the "sewing" holes to use on my inside insert corners, and used a pushpin and my tiny mouse pad to "sew" the edge of my image and then distressed it a bit with some small tears and edge rolling. I do have a pair of very sharp small scissors to cut out the elements - you could also use an X-Acto knife.

And here is my completed card - "Sew Glad We're Friends!"

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Have a spectacular "Sew Glad We're Friends" kinda Day!


Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a sweet card with super nice colors.
Thank you for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge.

Hugs DT Bianca.

Heather Carney said...

You have done a fantabulous job with it all! Thank you for joining us and sharing at Besties International.
Coco Heather

Artesania said...

Super ,schöne Kolorierung und ein ganz feines Kärtchen hast du gebastelt ,wunderschön!Vielen Dank das du bei unserer Challenge so eifrig mitmachst ,darüber freue ich mich sehr! Viel Glück
Liebe Grüße deine Gudrun DT

hester said...

Wow your card is so cute love the soft colours
Thank you for joining us at my Besties Germany
And Colour it Create it Show it off
Hugs Hester

Kaija said...

Stunning card!Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge.
Good luck and Hope too see again!Gr.Kaija Dt-member

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Wendy,

eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der My Besties Challenge Deutschland. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Lin said...

What a fun card, Wendy, so much on trend with all the sewing happening now! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Andrea Beecroft said...

Such a neat card I love your theme very well done. I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us over at My Bestie 3D and More Challenge. Good luck with your card. Hugs Andrea DT

Michelle Windsor said...

This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at My Besties Colour it, create it, show it off
Michelle xx

silverpaws1000 said...

Beautiful card sweetievthanks for sharing at my besties uk -Csrol UK DT xx

Ilonka said...

Hi Wendy,
Whow this is such a fabulous card. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the My Besties Colour it, Create it, Show it off.

Hugs, Ilonka DT

Debs said...

Super sweet card.
Thanks for playing along at ITP with us.
Debs xx

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely Card thank you for joining us at My Besties UK Hugs Sue DT xx

Luciana Yaros said...

Sweet and charming card!
Thank you for joining us at MBB!

Elisa Rojas said...

Very cute! Thank you for joining My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
Elisa DT

Dolphine said...

what a cute card
Thank you for joining My Besties french Blog
good luck

Boutique Country said...

Pretty card
Thanks for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
Mónica DT

Adi Pérez said...

You did a fabulous job, you image is beautifully colored!
Thanks for joining us at My Besties International!
Adi-DT Xoxo!

Julie Gleeson said...

Your card is really lovely, I must try this Bestie! Thank you for sharing at Besties 3D and More! Hugs Julie xox

Luana said...

Really cute. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at My Besties 3D & More. Good luck!

Luana DT

El Rincón de Tatty said...

Love your project.
Thank you for joining us at Color it Create it Show it off Challenge Blog.
Carla DT

Scrap World da Leo said...

Gorgeous project Wendy! Thanks for joining us over here at MBB.
Good Luck!
Eleonora DT


Beautiful card. Thank you very much for taking part with us in our challenge,(Colour It Creat It Show It Off). Luck, Happy day

Hélène said...

Very pretty and good luck for our challenge My Besties en français
Helene DT

Cecy Medina said...

Hermoso trabajo, me encanta como iluminaste el Digi, gracias por participar con My Besties Spanish, mucha suerte, DTcecymedina

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

THis is such a stunning project. Love all the details. Thank you for joining us at My Besties 3D and More. Big Texas Hugs, Antoinette {DT}

Grandma Bonnie said...

Wendy, oh so beautiful and i love that you shared your details too! Thank you!!I Also,Thank you for participating in our March My Besties 3D challenge! Our New April challenge has just begun and we can't wait to see what you will create next!