Tuesday, October 23, 2007

{Digital Papertrey}

I don't know if this really qualifies as a digital card...after I explain my process, I'll let YOU be the judge.

On World Card Making Day (Oct. 6) I printed out some free downloads from Nicole (Papertrey). But instead of printing them out on card stock, I printed them on acetate...in black & white. Taking the background piece, I flipped it to the back side and began using my Copic markers to color some parts of the flowers in a light turquoise color. Then I rant the background piece of acetate through my Xyron 510 to create a sticky back side. I peeled the backing off and with a paint brush, covered the sticky surface with a lavender shade of Pearl Ex, and then painted the entire backing with Lumiere and let dry...really well!

After sufficient drying time I ran the entire piece through my Xyron again and adhered that to a piece of Taken with Teal card stock. A piece of Cool Caribbean was adhered directly onto the acetate, then I attached three pieces of Turquoise Velvet ribbon to the piece before adhering it all down to my card base of Cool Caribbean.

For the focal image, I colored the back side with sharpies because I wanted vibrant colors. I attached the focal acetate onto a piece of Pale Plum card stock using rhinestone brads. This piece was then adhered onto a piece of Taken with Teal card stock. Using dimensionals, I adhered the focal image to the front of the card.

Those of you who photograph any card that has shiny and shimmery elements know the challenge of getting a picture that truly shows the brilliance of the shimmer, and in real life this card backing is really striking. I hope you can get an idea of how shimmery it really looks. To get a closer look, just click on the picture.

Thanks to all of you who regularly check in to see what I'm doing. I truly appreciate your comments and constant encouragement!!

Stamps: None, images downloaded digitally from Card Maker Magazine website; Papers: Acetate, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Pale Plum; Inks: None; Accessories: Pearl Ex, Copic Markers, Sharpie Markers, Xyron 510, Turquoise Velvet Ribbon from the Flirty Ribbon Collection by SU!, Turquoise Rhinestone Brads by SU!, Lumiere, dimensionals.


Tonje said...

Love all your cards.

Connie said...

Wow, this was a lot of work, but so worth it. Great work, Lynn.

Paula said...

Absolutly GORGEous. All I can say is wow. You could send me a card like that anytime. Just beautiful.
Paula Kay

Princess Matilda said...

What a cool idea. Was it an inkjet printer or a laserjet?

Gorgeous card - and definitely digital.