Cardmaking, Design Teams, TLC Designs

New DIGI-Paper techniques ft. TLC Designs

Hello, and thank you so much for dropping by! I am sharing a trio of cards all featuring products from TLC Designs. There was a new release last week over at TLC Designs—a brand new and adorable digi-paper set called Perfectly Precious Digital Slimline paper pack. The new paper is in a brand new size format—it will print at 6″ x 7.5″. This size works great for multiple card sizes. Today I am sharing a traditional A2, a 5″ square, and a slimline card.

While the paper is absolutely perfect to use as is–I thought I would showcase some options to “upgrade” digi-papers! I love texture in my cards, and there are some really easy ways to gain texture and add to the WOW-factor of your digi-papers!

All three of my cards are set up with NO coloring involved. Yep, you heard me—I didn’t touch a single marker, ink pad, colored pencil, or paintbrush while making any of these cards!! No small feat for me, as I love to color allll the things! The basic panels for all 3 cards were made by layering the .PNG file for the Happy Bouquet Digital Flower stamp over a digi-paper. The results are instantaneous and can be combined a ton of different ways. The technique in traditional stamping is similar to “spotlight” technique, where part of the card is masked or left colorless–and the rest is filled with color.

I will break down each card, starting with this one. This is a basic A2 card. I cut the plaid paper down to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted it directly onto a black card base.

To add some more interest to the paper–I drew in additional black lines to help tie in the black outline stamp and card base! Any color would work, including gel pens. A metallic gold would be especially pretty here too!

My second card is a square card measuring 5″x5″. I rarely make square cards, and oh my goodness I need to make more now! Such a fun shape! This card has a lot going on! I layered the floral stamp onto the peachy-coral digi-paper in the shape of a heart with some flipping and rotating of the stamp (*do you SEE the halo effect!?! The paper has a focal center that is lighter and blooms outwards to the edges! Genius!!!*) I grabbed a coordinating print from the paper stack, and printed it in both color AND again in black and white.

  • TIP: Any patterned digi-paper can instantly be changed to a black and white pattern!! Just select b/w in print options! Now you have double the options for every pattern!

I cut the colored print to 4″ x 5″ and then used the hillside die from Land and Sea dies to cut the panel in half. Th neat part about this die is I got stitching on both sides of the cut, so the panels matched perfectly! Next, I cut the black and white panel to 5″ x 5″ and mounted the colored panels to the top and bottom of the black and white panel with foam tape. To add some texture to the background—some WOW– I used Nuvo drops in both a peachy color, and black to accent the patterned paper. My floral heart panel was then die cut using the pretty scalloped oval from the Tiny Vine Oval dies. I mounted it on top with foam tape. The card base was cut out of black cardstock as well, and the panels were glued directly to it. My sentiment for this card was cut out of black cardstock using dies from the Apple a Day dies and then heat embossed in clear for a shiny look.

My final card is a slimline card measuring 3.5″ x 8.5″. I used stickles in a black glitter to accent the patterned paper this time. I also added the same stickles to the digi stamp in various places on all three cards. I just couldn’t help but add some sparkle!

That finishes up my post for today! I will be back next Monday with another fun TLC designs project. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook too, and subscribe to me on YouTube to keep up with all my caffeinated adventures! Also, if you have yet to check out the TLC Designs shop—consider this a public service announcement…YOU NEED TO! They also have a fabulous Facebook group that has inspiration from other crafty peeps and the rest of the amazing design team. Head over and say hello!

‘Till next time! ~Shanna

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