Ok, sorry for the cheesy pun there…couldn’t resist. My kids’ corny jokes have rubbed off on me I guess! Last month I shared two cards I made using the same digital stamp brush to show how versatile these little designs are. You don’t have to be a digital scrapbooker to make use of them! And earlier this week I shared how easy it is to use brushes with PicMonkey, a free website that has a very low learning curve but does really cool things. So, back to today’s Berry Sweet topic. In the Bluegrass Farm Card Kit Digital Stamp Brush set (that’s a mouthful!), there’s an adorable collection of fruit designs – a lemon, peach and strawberry. I especially like the strawberry, so I decided to use it in two different ways on two different projects. First I used it as a digital stamp brush in Photoshop to form a design for a card. I created a new 3.25 x 5.5 inch (300 dpi) canvas and then selected a nice red color for my strawberry digi stamp. I “stamped” the strawberry various times along the bottom of the canvas, overlapping them sometimes and using the stamp at various sizes and orientations (tilted slightly left or right). I love that the areas that overlap get a little darker red to them and that you can so easily manipulate the size of the stamped image. You can’t do that with a traditional stamp! Then I did the same thing with the stem digi brush to add in the green tops of the strawberries. Now… I’m not sure if the leaves are supposed to point up or down on the strawberry. I put them pointing up on the card here, but then my daughter thought they should be pointing down on the next project. So the jury’s still out on that one! I guess either way is ok. After all my strawberries were stamped digitally, I printed out my creation onto some white cardstock. I use Epson Premium Presentation Paper for printables like this. It works well with my Epson printer.
I stamped my sentiment (a stamp from from the Pip add on) with some Galaxy Gold ink (love that ink!). Then I used an embossing pen and Rouge Zig! embossing powder to add some red glossy areas to the strawberries for a little extra umph. The puffy heart sticker is from the Pip add on and the vintage book pages are from Bessie.
For my second project, I used the strawberry design as a cut file, tracing the .png file in the Silhouette software to create a .studio file. Then instead of cutting it out of paper, I thought it’d be fun to try some fabric scraps instead. The Silhouette Fabric Interfacing is amazing. You just iron it onto your piece of fabric and then send it through the Silhouette. I know they sell a special fabric blade for this type of cut, but my regular blade worked fine. After the design was cut out, I ironed it onto one of my leftover canvas bags that kit items are packed in. I save all my little bags and they are perfect for these types of projects! Now my daughter has a cute little bag for her doll accessories.
Have you tried the SC digi stamp brushes yet? Which set are you eager for this month? I have to say, they are all great!