Design & Photography

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

April 7, 2014

Today, I am joining the Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge.  Each month we get together to share our artwork and fun tutorials.  Won't you join me in the fun and inspiration?  You can find more information on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog.  Today, I am using the Double Sided Rose Swirl Papers and the Garden Girls Digital Art Stamps.


Additional Supplies Needed:

White Cardstock
Buttons, Floss, Ribbons, Doilie and Flowers
Photoshop Elements (or similar program)

For years I loved to stamp images and color them in.  With those stamps you were limited to the size and shape that they were.  The great thing about digital stamps is that you have the ability to stamp in various colors AND the best thing... you can change the size of the stamps to fit your project!


To begin open a new file and choose the dimensions that you want.  For high quality printing always choose 300 dpi.


For my background I choose a soft pink by creating a fill layer.


Changing the color of the stamps is just this easy...


Now you are not limited by your ink colors, you have all the colors of the rainbow!

Next click your Move Tool and grab your image and drag down to your artwork file.


Continue "stamping" by adding additional images onto your artwork file.


Once complete, make sure to save your file and then print out.  I then added a little colored pencils and glitter to the image to complete.


I  hope you enjoyed this fun and easy tutorial.  

Head on over to the Crafty Secrets Blog where you can link up and post a project you completed using Crafty Secrets products. 

Please visit the other talented designers that will be sharing their projects and tutorials:

Kathy Clement - New Design Team Leader
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Sheila, I just love this card! The softness of the colors, the touch of glitter around the edges...truly wonderful. I've gotten more brave with my Paintshop Pro program due to your tutorials. Although it's a very different program, some of the principles are the same, and I've been trying out new things. I'm so glad you were able to join us this month. Hugs!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

You are certainly the Queen of Photo editing software! Thanks for sharing your creativity and knowledge with us!
This card is beautiful ... so soft and pretty! Thanks for always inspiring me to try this and that ... I appreciate it!

Elizabeth said...

I love the delicate pink and soft grey you used on the main image. You make it all look so easy, I guess that's the mark of a true professional.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Thanks for a great Tutorial Sheila, I love how you showed people can change their background color and the color of the stamp. I had a drawer of color ink pads that all dried up on me and often the color was just off a bit so I didn't use them enough. I love how digitally you can adjust the hue to be any color you want! Thanks for sharing in our April Linky Party
Sandy

Cynthia said...

Lovely project, Sheila. Thanks for the tutorial.

the primitive country bug said...

This is such a pretty card. Wish I could get into digital crafting. Everything always comes out looking so perfect!

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