Welcome Joy Clair Fans! Tia here from RockyMtnCraftia.com Today I’m sharing with you a card layout where once again I have taken my focal image and duplicated and multiplied it to create my finished design.
The Sunflowers from this set are so gorgeous and I’ve seen several of my teammates (Sunflower Mini Slimline by Cathy; Such a Blessing Digital Stamp by Leah) use it in both horizontal and vertical slimline designs, so I decided to create a box!
I opened the image in my photo editing software (Pixlr X) and then duplicated the image. The straight edge at the bottom is what gave me the idea of creating a box or frame to put around a sentiment. I rotated the 2nd image on it’s side and lined the leaf on the end to touch the end leaf of the horizontal image. I duplicated and flipped the image to get the left side of my box. After that I again duplicated the 1st image and dragged it to the bottom. I started to flip it so the flowers would hang down, but liked the look of them “filling” the inside of the box and returned the image to it’s original view. Once my box was complete, I went in search of a sentiment. I selected the sentiment “I Think You Are Wonderful” from the set “Funny Times” .
With my focal image designed, I then fussy cut out the image. I needed a neutral background to keep the focal image-the focus of my card. Keeping that in mind I selected a faux-wood piece of design paper (Simple Stories) and cut it out with a large lattice shaped die. The 5 x 6.5 in. white card base felt a bit stark, so I jazzed it up with green splattered acrylic paint. After coloring my image I popped it onto the card with foam tape.
The Sunflowers are an easy color and I made up my time from fussy cutting rather quickly. Additionally I used Prismacolor Pencils for detailed shadowing.
Sunflowers: Y11; Y15; Y19; E87; E84; PC941
Leaves: YG25; PC1090
Sky: B32; Colorless blender
Get the most use out of your digital stamp collection by manipulating the composition of each image by duplicating or multiplying the focal image! I hope I’ve given you some creative ideas. Thanks for following along. I’ve got more ideas that I’d love for you to come follow over on my Website, Instagram and Facebook.
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