Saturday, April 24, 2010

First Card Made With Digital Supplies! (Thanks to Mary Fran's Inspiration)

I've been interested in creating cards using my digi supplies, but have held back because I was afraid I'd use up too much ink. Mary Fran of Nitwitcollections blog has been posting cards and hybrid projects she's made using her digital stash and you know how much I love her stuff. Well, I am so inspired by her creations, I bit the bullet and worked on my first card of this type today! I was inspired by the card she shared here on her blog. The colors in her card are more vibrant, but I just used cardstock to print onto, maybe that makes a difference. Because I was experimenting, this card is probably too large to send in the mail, unless I put it in a bigger envelope, but it might look cute up on display should I ever get setup with that storage unit we bought last weekend. LOL

Credits: Spring Whimsy (modified pot, tag), Just Hatched (ladybug), Blossom (flowers, leaves) 

Steve cut the hole in the closet to check the tub along the wall, where the water pools, and we can definitely see the gap that is causing the water to pool. What we don't see is mold! Huge sigh of relief. We'll have to shim along the tub via the hole to get it more level, but if that's the worst of it, that's quite all right with me! *Ü*

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have experience using your digital stash to make cards, feel free to comment on what I can do better on my next attempt! I know I've seen tutorials, but never saved any that I have seen and they are harder to find than I thought when I tried searching.

The sun finally made an appearance today! Yay!


Little General said...

Oh Jeanne! It's excellent! I love it! You mentioned about the card stock.... what I have found is that matte premium paper (I use Epson as that is what my printer is) really helps to keep the vibrant colours. Congratulations on your first hybrid card!!! I would say that by the fact that it turned out so beautifully you are well on your way to a new addiction! hahahahaha Thanks for sharing with me! Mary Fran

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Oh, it is adorable!! I love it!!

Yeah, I second the Epson. The paper makes ALL the difference!! Plus, it will save you on ink!

Sharli said...

That's a NICE one! Good for you!!
I'm so relieved to hear that mold is not in your future. LOL


Sparkle said...

This is just darling! So did you print everything out and then just cut and glue?

Carolyn Christie said...

Your card is pretty! I would love to try digi card.

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, your card is so pretty! Great job!

Glad to hear you don't have a huge mold problem.

Have a great day!

mE said...

Jeanne - it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the piles and piles of flowers! I think when you print cards and whatnot from digi supplies you need to check the print properties for your printer. Sometimes mine are on a setting that does not put out enough ink... like "draft". I have to change it to Best or Normal. Also, it does depend on the type of cardstock you use. I THINK it depends on how tight the fibers are so I think heavier is better..

SO GLAD you didn't see mold! YAY! That means less work and expense!! YAHOO!

Hugs to you!


Kathi C. said...

So pretty, Jeanne! I love it.

I'm so happy to hear that you didn't find any mold. I'm breathing a sigh of relief for you.

Alanna said...

This is so cute Jeanne. What a great idea to make cards out of digi supplies. One I'd never thought of before. Unfortunately, I can't offer any words of advice on how to accomplish it any better.

Have a fabulous Monday.