Yep - I know, it was nearly a week ago - but like everything else in my life, it was running a little behind...lol - anyhow here's what I did with our free digital image for St Pat's day - a card's a card, right???
I printed the image in something like 40-50% black - so that it looked grey...you follow? good. Then I sponged, really lightly (cos the printer ink wasn't liking it) with crushed olive distress ink.
coloured a few bits in with copics and printed out another label so's I could trim out the sentiment and pop it up on foam bits.
See that wee bit of shapely velum peeping out above and below the label? Well that's a label from the new Spellbinders labels 3 die template set - see it here. I cut it out and embossed it - I used my Grand Calibur, it cuts vellum like butter, no cracked edges!!
I sliced the label in half and adhered it behind the label. Went with a grey background that was stamped with a text background from Text-It. Stitched a little, and mounted all that on a cream card base that was sponged with the same green ink!
Bitty Banners Stamping Tip
Just when I had the ink and camera out - I thought I'd show you a little something about Bitty Banners - the small set we released at the beginning of the month.
As you might be aware we released a large Vintage Banners set too - and it was designed to fit in with the new Spellbinders Nested Pennants die templates - we'll have these on the store later this month.
The smaller Bitty Banners set can also be used with some of the smaller die templates from that set - here's how:
I cut out my little banner/pennant shapes with my Spellbinders dies as shown - in the picture the dies are shown cutting side down with the card still in them - the exposed areas are the area that I normally design stamps to suit.
In this case, the little shapes are very small and for these tiny shapes I wanted something a little different.
So, in this case I have designed the stamps to fit just inside the cut line of the die, and not the emboss line as I usually do.
Normally the designs fit inside the embossed edge, but the Bitty Banners stamps fit just inside the cut edge, so you need to remove the die cut card pieces from the dies and then stamp.
Below you can see my piece of orange stamping foam. On top of that is the piece of die cut card. On top of that is the banner stamp - you're looking at it through the clear acrylic block
Below - this is what the card banner piece looks like when you have stamped - you can see that there is a much slimmer border of clear card all around the edge. I tend not to emboss these wee pieces when I am stamping in this way as it can result in a less than perfect image.
Here are the three little stamp shapes that work with the tiniest of the Nested Pennant dies - you can see the fine borders all around!! So go - on try it!!! Just remember with the Bitty Banners to die cut the shapes and THEN stamp and you'll have lots of little bits to make wee banners and bunting for your cards!!!
Hope it tickles!