Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Be My Valentine + Tutorial

Happy cold Tuesday to you! Yes, it is very cold where I live today. I'm keeping our wood stoves red hot! My card today has a short tutorial to go along with it. My images that I used are freebie digi stamps from Paper Smooches. I am new to them, and I don't have any actual stamps of theirs, so I am using a freebie. I love open image designs because they are fun to paper piece. But a digi stamp?! No problem! First, print off your digi's onto the card stock. I used Microsoft Digital Image Pro software for mine, but use whatever you have.
Next, lay a piece of copy paper on top of the card stock. You will be able to see the printed image through the copy paper. Cut your patterned paper(stampin up used here) slightly larger than the image you want, and adhere with repositional adhesive.
Run through printer.
Remove the pieces, and adhere another piece of patterned paper, run through printer. I wanted a 'girl' and a 'boy' heart, so I used two different patterns.
You now have your printed pieces to cut out and adhere to your card! Easy Peasy! I am going to give this to my husband, so I added some hemp twine at the bottom for a bit more rustic feel. I am sending this card to the Paper Smooches Be Our Guest, where you have a chance to be a guest designer on their blog. Thanks so much for stopping in, and hope you try out the digi paper piecing!!


Meggymay said...

Great tutorial Pam, its a super card, love the twine detail.
Yvonne x

Emily Keaton said...

So darling and sweet, Pam!! Great explanation too--that's just what I do as well!!!