Monday, October 12, 2009

Make A Wish

I've had this Mellie digi image printed out for awhile now and finally got around to using her. Isn't she sweet!?!? I really love the anime line from InStyle Stamps as it is quite different then a lot of images out there. If you like this image ~ head on over to InStyle Stamps as these digi's are all on sale for only $1.00 a piece ~ and you can't beat those prices!

Since Mellie is holding a birthday cake with the candles lit, I thought this sentiment was perfect. The large circle was embossed with the swiss dots folder and then I added stickles to each of the raised dots. I also added stickles to the flowers, the frosting on the cake, her pony tail holder and the entire outside border of the card ~ lots of sparkle here! Mellie was cut out and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

This card qualifies for the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - Embossing
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday

This morning I installed Photoshop on my computer ~ it looks like it will be a lot of fun to use, but now I just need to find the time to sit down and figure out how it all works. I think my first project will be creating a watermark so I can just paste it onto each of my cards and only use one program for editing the pictures instead of the two I currently use. Well, I created my first watermark. Not sure if I am thrilled with it, but hey, it works.

Now I have a question for all of you that use digi images with water based products and don't have a smearing ink issue ~ what kind of printer do you use?

The reason I am asking is that I bought a HP laser printer to print digi images since the toner is waterproof. I found that I could use stickles, crystal effects, watercolors etc. and actually touch the lines without the black smearing (which my HP photo printer cannot do) ~ perfect! BUT....when I print out my images, I get a fine misting of toner on the entire sheet of paper, so what starts out as white paper, ends up a grayish color ~ not too pretty (and yes, I've tried different brands and weights of paper as well as making adjustments on the printer properties ~ but nothing works, not even really thin printer paper). At first they thought I had a bad printer, so I exchanged the first one for this one, but I am still having the same I guess it's back to the store to return it since no one seems to know what the problem is or how to fix it......

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Mellie digi image (InStyle Stamps); Sentiment - A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E21, E25, E27, R81, R83, R85, RV000, RV00, YG01, YG023, Y02, B21, B23)
aper: Rose Romance; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Basic Grey (Euphoria)
Embellishments: Ribbon; Brad;
Flowers (Prima); Stickles; Self Adhesive Rhinestones (Darice)
Tools: Word Window Punch; CM Cutting System; Martha Stewart Border Punch and Branch Punch; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Have a wonderful day :)


Samantha said...

Cute card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous Jodi!! I sure do love the image and your coloring is fantastic!! HUGS

Donna said...

Adorable card Jodi, love it. Thanks for joining in the OSCC. Donna x

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