A few weeks ago I was hunting for some digital images aka digital stamps that I could incorporate into a card.
I wanted them to be girly, and more specific, I wanted them to be ethnic. It took a lot of hunting but I finally found a nice selection that I enjoy. The original hair on this lovely young lady was a loose wave. Since I wanted it to mimic the curl pattern in my daughter’s hair, I tightened up the curls by making coils and spirals throughout the hair. I was pleased with the result.
Because I liked the how this card turned out, I decided to turn it into a sketch pad. My daughter is artistic, besides making sculptures she also enjoys drawing too. My idea is to use a three hole punch, that I can attach with binder rings. Once the paper has been used, it can be easily swapped out and updated with new paper.
This will be the front cover. I glued the design to a thin piece of cardboard, so it will make the perfect cover since it’s hard. This works perfectly for my daughter since she needs the durability with her art books.
The letters were made with clear rubber stamps. I used an embossing ink. Embossing ink remains wet longer than your normal inks. Because of this, I was able to sprinkle the inked words with embossing powder. I used my heat gun to melt the powder. Lace trim was added to the design, and I incorporated heart brads into the trim. I used colored pencils for the gorgeous lady.
This started out as a card, but it’s quickly turned into something else. I still need to add the pages and a back cover for my daughters sketch pad.
Edited to add:
Use your Stash Challenge Week 3: Use your scraps
Since I used a ton of scraps with this card, I’ve added it to the Scraps of Color: Use your scraps challenge
- Lace trim (I made the ‘trim’ from an old lace shirt that I’d designed when I was 17).
- Daisy (snipped from a daisy chain trim)
- Yellow and orange construction paper (leftover from other projects).