Monday, April 11, 2016

1 Digital Collage Sheet - 4 Projects

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share some projects I created using a digital collage sheet from my shop.   I really got to thinking about taking 1 sheet....but using it in different ways to show what great flexibility they really have.

For my first card I printed the image in it's original size.....then cut 2 tag shapes from it to create a layered focal image.....
I couldn't ask for a better match for the flowers in the image than Mulberry Cottage Rose Flowers (available again soon) and the Chevron Stripe on Twill on Pink ribbon.
I generally don't put a sentiment on the outside of my cards as I like for them to be more all occasion...but this little Birthday image  stamped on a basic banner shape was just the perfect neutral addition to break up the busy patterns. 
I am a big fan of spacers between layers to add extra depth. I've also really distressed the edges.
The finishing touch for this card was altered chipboard feathers with glitter and micro beads and some cheesecloth with inking to coordinate.

For the next card I printed the image large enough to be substituted for regular patterned paper. Partnered with a coordinating stripe it covers the entire front of the card.
Once again I was able to pull the ribbon and flowers from my Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies to coordinate perfectly with the printed image.  Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Trellis Roses, and Sweetheart Blossoms. I always love brown and pink together....such a classic combination.
This card is finished inside with coordinating patterned paper.
I've added the sentiment to the front's just kinda crazy day!!!
This small arrangement is very offset to work around the printed image...but it still balances very well because of the busy pattern. To finish my bow I added a real vintage button and 2 pearly headed stick pins.

On to the 3rd card......I printed the image just a bit smaller and used it as a focal image layered on a diecut frame. Landscape orientation is another thing I do not do too often....but hey I'm walking on the wild side today!
I am a girl who is very passionate about a good chevron ribbon lol.  This is Chevron Stripe on Twill in Blue to coordinate with the image and paper. I first started with one bow and tried moving some flowers around to create an arrangement....but it just wasn't quite right so I added another bow and topped them off with Burlap String in Light  Blue and it was perfection.
I love these simple  poofy bows finished  off a matching button tied with string.
As you can see the distress tool got a lot of use for these projects. It adds so much texture especially when adding chipboard spacers to the layers.  There are a few light gray pearly accents to finish the corners and coordinating paper inside.

Okay....last but not least is my take on CAS...which I will be the first to admit...I do struggle with. My eyeball was twitching not being able to add lots of layers. But I am pleased with the outcome...and it was super fast to put could make elebenty hundred of them in no time I can see this style of crafting appealing to someone who needs a lot of cards thank yous or invitations. Also this is an A2 sized card so I printed the image a bit smaller.
A simple not so poofy bow with a few flowers was really just right for this size card. This Topaz Blue Ribbon with Grosgrain Edge is super yummy!!!! More pretty matching flowers to top off the bow. I added the sentiment just by simply stamping it right onto the corner of the printed image.
Okay...I'm not saying I want to do it again any time soon....but the CAS card did not actually kill I'm not counting them out totally.

Here is the Times Remembered Digital Collage Sheet from my shop. I'm very pleased with the variety of projects I was able to create with just 1 sheet.

Well now that I've written the longest post ever and my poor fingers are cramping up I'll be off. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative :) G


  1. Ginny - gorgeous cards and beautiful bows and flowers. Nancy Hill

  2. OMGosh, Ginny your cards are simply stunning. I love every single one. The ribbons look great and matched with papers you used beautifully.


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