I want to give you a few Ideas for using digitals, especially one you can add your personal embellishing touches too.
I am going to first use the Swallow Tail Stamp
With my older printer I have to make an adjustment to the image before I can print. My printer is heavy on the ink and I use 100# paper.
The extra bulk of the paper means that it creates more pressure on the ink jets causing a deeper saturation. If you have problems with getting over-saturated images with your printer I can help you SIMPLY remedy that. Just leave a question in the comments box and I will get back to you. I won't go any details right now, I don't want this simple process to sound complicated!!
Here are some additional supplies I used for my cards:
The first is very simple:
These images can go from teeny tiny to a whole 8x11.5 size. It's up to you to determine the size! Wouldn't this make a cute 3.5 x 4 thank you note??
Next I added a little chalk on Colored Designer cardstock for the base.:
This card took me about 8 minutes to make. The "Thinking of You" was made in Microsoft Word.
Lastly a bit more glamorous:
With these cards I printed the digital image out on the flowery paper, then fussy cut the post mark and the bird. I added the black layer, black lace bow, Used Glossy accents on the Swallow on the left and without the Gloss on the right.
These cards took about 10 minutes each to make not including the drying time for the GA.
I only mention the amount of time to give you an idea how simple it is to use a digi.
Here are two of the Chair images, These will end up having "Bring on the Cake" sentiment labels in the lower right hand corner. I often make cards without sentiments, and then when it is time to use the card I put the appropriate sentiment on it.
The color on the image face is distress ink layered until I like the affect. Again SIMPLE.
I do use alcohol markers and enjoy using them very much, but I am not into "coloring" images that are cartoonish, I prefer things that have a more painterly look.
Speaking of which, next post I am going to show you how to turn your images into a more "painted" look, with things you most likely have in your craft stash, and guess what: it is SIMPLE!!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to work with beautiful digitals !