Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm Buggy Over You.......

Once in a while I like to change things up and in today's projects I altered the cutting files and used them in a way they weren't  originally intended to be used.  I have this nifty little software plug-in that lets me make a line drawing out of just about anything. ( It's a very old plug in and I don't believe it is available anymore.) Anyway, I just couldn't resist making digital stamps from the file and coloring them up to make these cards. The images I used to make my cards are from Treasure Box Designs and it is actually a cutting file that you can see here. THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AS STAMPS.

These little fireflies are just the cutest things aren't they? On my first card I used the single bug alone and since I didn't have the right paper to use, I created my own paper and printed it off so it would match my images. All of the background papers used on both cards were made by me.
On this card I used the sample images from the bugs in the files to make a cute bug filled paper and then created a simple striped paper using the colors from the bug to match. I love being able to do that!
You can see them a little better in this photo. I also hand stitched around the circle and the sentiment tag using embroidery floss to add some interest. Although I think it would have shown up more if I had used a darker color of floss.
See what I mean about how cute their little faces are? I colored the images with Copic markers and added a few shading dots on there too.  The white highlights I added using a white gel pen.
This cutting file is from Treasure Box Designs and it is NOT AVAILABLE as a stamp. I did that myself, using my plug in, since I am only using it to create a personal card.
This next card I created using the double bugs from the 'Love Is In The Air' cut files.
The plaid paper on this card was also created by me, using the  copic colors that I chose to color my images with. I use Paintshop Pro to created all of my decorative papers.

Such cute expressions!!!! More hand doodled dots were added and highlights with a white gel pen. I kept this card simple and added only a lace paper doily and a bow.
It probably wasn't fair to show you these cute images knowing that you can't get them as digital stamps,...but they are available as a paper piece file! Check them out at Treasure Box Designs. She has other adorable Valentine files too. Check back in a few days when I will be showing this same file done as a paper pieced project, like it was intentionally designed for. Sometimes, ya just gotta be different :~)

Disclaimer: The images used in the cards shown here are NOT AVAILABLE as digital stamps. They are only available as a cutting file.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Super cute! Happy New Year Karel!

velta said...

Adorable my friend!! Happy New Year!