Thursday, June 28, 2007

Do you do digi?

Cardmaking I mean!!!!!!!
The patterned papers for todays card are all digital and even better they were a free download from the talented Kirsty Wiseman's blog (click on her blog link, scroll down the left hand side to 'my digi freebies' and click on 'links to all my freebies' scroll down the page until you get to 'sky blue bindi'. You'll need to download the files and then 'unzip' them on your computer).
I printed the patterned papers on photograph paper, cut a big flower shape from one of them and inked and doodled around the edges. I painted a big chipboard flower with an emulsion paint tester pot bought in B&Q for 49 pence and aged it a bit with an old chalk ink pad.

The silver flower is punched from an empty diet coke can - yes you read that properly just use a pair of old scissors to cut the top and bottom off the can, cut down the side and flatten out the metal. Be careful of your fingers when you are cutting the can up as any pointy bits will be sharp. The sentiment is a rubber stamp and I used ric rac across the bottom and two thin strips of the striped patterned paper down one edge.

If you've been visiting A Creative World or my own personal blog for a while you've probably realised that I'm quite addicted to digi papers. My computer is beginning to groan at the amount of kits and paper files I have stored on it. The good thing about digi papers are once you've downloaded them you have them forever. There are oodles of free downloads available and once you've caught the bug there are plenty of online shops with a huge variety of digital kits and paper sets that you can buy - and they won't break the bank!! A few to get you started are: The Shabby Princess, Gina Miller Designs, The Lily Pad and the Sweet Shoppe
Happy Cardmaking - love from Andrea x


Alexandra McNicol said...

what a lovely card. i still haven't gone digi - but its tempting!!

joanna said...

Ooh, this is lovely, Andrea - I LOVE the coke can punched flower - gorgeous :)

sujay said...

I thought mine was the only computer groaning under the weight of digi papers!!! Only trouble is, I spend way too much time on the net looking at things, and way too little time actually producing anything! The idea of the coke can is brilliant, I will definitely give that a go! Many thanks