So a few of my scrappy friends know about my admiration (probably an understatement) for Jennifer McGuire. She is not only a brilliant craft artist. She also has a big heart. I stalk her blog. I get daily inspiration from her work. And I like that she shares her talent with everyone! I love watching her tutorials ad I learn a lot from them. As far as I am concerned, any manufacturer who gets her as an endorser would get very good ROI. I can’t count the times I have decided to purchase a product just because Jennifer McGuire used it.
Stamps, Inks, Glossy Paper, even tools! It was also because of her that I came across Lucy Abrams and Kathy Racoosin. Between the three of them, I have enough card-making inspiration to last a lifetime. Anyway, stalking these three blogs got me seriously considering digital card-making. So, last night, I downloaded my first couple of digital stamps from Hero Arts over at Two Peas.

I lost no time trying out the digital stamps. So here are my creations.

For this “everyday” card, I used a combination of rubber and digital stamps. I printed several butterfly images on a letter-sized cardstock and colored two of them with varying shades of yellow Copics.

Meanwhile, I stamped a floral set on white cardstock and colored it with Copics. I cut a slit on both sides of the stems and wrapped a ribbon around the bouquet of flowers. I then inked the edges of the cardstock with Peeled Paint distress ink and adhered it on an A2 card.

Butterfly and Flowers

Then, I layered two butterflies on the cardstock. I added bling on the center of some of the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Butterfly and Flowers 2

My next card is made from 100% digital elements. Even the background paper was done digitally. I used Hero Arts’ digital paper that came with the kit, stamped the Word Art Dictionary on top of it, and stamped a Bird in a Cage image on the bottom right corner. I resized the image to fit an A2 card.

Then I stamped the same Bird in a Cage image several times on white background. After printing, I cut out the background paper which is slightly smaller than an A2 card and distressed the edges with dye ink. Then, I cut out a plain white print out of the Bird in a Cage image, distressed it with Peeled Paint ink and layered it on top of the patterned paper background.

Birthday Birdcage

Then I cut a small slit on top of the birdcage and tied a ribbon to make it look like that the cage is hanging. I then added a handwritten sentiment and attached it using the Tiny Attacher. A small pearl adds a touch of elegance on this card.

Birthday Birdcage 2

This week, I’ll do a bit of coloring on all the butterfly prints. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make more cards this weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Written by Alby Laran

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