Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time to Bloom

"Time to Bloom" is the April stamp of the month at http://fromtheheartstamps.com.  I really like this digital stamp set - especially the elegant image in the above card.  I designed my layouts using the My Memories Suite app, inspired by this week's I {heart} Sketch with a tWist #147. Then I simply printed them out on white card stock before coloring with water-based markers and layering with patterned paper.  Using digital stamps gives me freedom to re-size, flip, and rotate to my heart's desire while creating relatively fast and easy cards.

For this card, I re-sized the butterfly image smaller, and changed the opacity to 20%, then randomly placed them all around to create my own background paper, coloring with Copics to match the colors in the Fun Stampers Journey "Yummy Prints" paper (PP-0007).
Participants who joined the FTHS monthly challenge in March received this stamp set free.  If you'd like to join in, you can purchase the image or spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store and receive it as a FREE gift.  There are lots of adorable images in the store.  Then, as long as you enter each month, you continue to receive a new, free stamp set every month.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Wonderful job on all 3 cards! They are all so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us for our sketch of the week challenge at From The Heart Stamps! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

mypurplehouse said...

WOW! These all turned out so beautifully! I can't decide which I love best! Thanks for joining the challenges at From the Heart Stamps!
Lyn

Imke said...

What a wonderful Card trio !

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month April Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a great set of cards! Brilliant use of the digis! Thanks for joining us at FTHS!

Kathy Curry said...

Both of these are lovely. I especially like the way you created your own background paper. Thanks for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps.