Hi Everyone, It’s Renee’ from Delaney Jane Cards YouTube and blog. I have a super cute project to share with you today. But before we get into the details of the project, I wanted to discuss the perks to digital images.
I have had the opportunity to work with digital images a “few” times over the past 20+ years of making cards. I’ve always felt like the list of cons outweighed the pros. Additionally, I never felt like I could manipulate the images the way I could a traditional stamp. For example, from line color to masking techniques. In other words, I was 100% on team “physical” stamp.
In the past few months, I’ve learned how to use my Silhouette software and my Silhouette Cameo 2. Therefor, during this learning process, I’ve become seriously fond of digital stamps. Additionally, all the PERKS associated with them.
The Digital Sets from Joy Clair Designs offers range so widely that I’m able to keep many in my “inventory” and I don’t have to get out another bin and the label machine to store them.
Digital stamps are WAY more affordable. They take up no physical space. Additionally, they can be resized to any size you can physically print. Also, you can print them with any line color. Above all, you can do all the same fun techniques as you can with traditional physical stamps but you can do a few more as well. And probably way more things I haven’t discovered yet.
The project I chose to share today, uses the Bumble Bear Digital Stamp Set and is based on several of those Perks!
First, I printed my images onto vellum using my laser printer. Which means, I was able to easily foil this fantastic honeycomb pattern. Which, by the way, is the image that comes in the file resized and stacked.
Then, I also resized and printed the bee multiple times on both Neenah 80# card stock as well as vellum. I foiled the images on the white card stock with black foil. This gives a fun embossed look to the lines. And I foiled the vellum bees with some shattered rainbow foil.
Printing the images on both the vellum and the card stock in the same sizes, just printed two copies, makes layering these images super easy. I colored the bees on the card stock and fussy cut their bodies out. I layered those bodies over top the vellum bees which had the foiled wings.
I had dry embossed a panel of white with a hexagon embossing folder but layered that foiled honeycomb panel over the top. And I popped up the bees around a sentiment I had printed and foiled along with all the other bits and pieces.
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