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Friday, April 22, 2011

Digi-stamp Focals

Today's focal is my first use of a digi-stamp.  I've been seeing them a lot, and started collecting some nice freebies that I saw, but never got around to using them myself.  They are quite popular for card focals.  Here are the particulars about this card:
  • The base card is a blue one from Hot Off the Press, and I believe the paper used for the borders and corner came from there as well. Obviously I used a fancy cut on both edges of the borders, and my corner punch (from Marvy Uchida) creates a similar edge.
  • The digi-stamp itself is one from Angelique's site - probably my favorite site for digi-stamps (because it has lots of cats on it - as well as dogs, mice, and other cute animals).  And they're all free!  Thank you so much, Angelique!!!!!  I printed it on a photo-quality cardstock and then colored it with chalks, pastels, and glitter pen for the beaks and feet (softened with a Dove blending pen).
  • The "Happy Birthday" was the sticker that remained after I removed an outline sticker greeting.  It was originally silver, but a bit of alcohol ink changed it to coordinate with my card.
  • The "from both of us" is obviously done with a glitter pen, and a bit of 1/8" satin ribbon finished it off.

3 comments:

pennyd said...

Very sweet card Cheryl! I would never guess it was your first digi! I enjoy using them as well, I have a whole bunch colored and ready to go, but then forget them and make more.

I also love your greeting - I'm all for 2 for the price of 1!

Karenliz said...

What a cute card! I love the digi stamp. I don't think I've used one. I will have to give it a try.

rgcarr said...

Love this card. Bluebirds are just so sweet. I am checking out the digis on her site. I love free ones!