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NO NEED TO HAVE SPECIAL SOFTWARE:
USE YOUR WORD PROCESSOR
This post is meant to help newbies to the world of digital crafting.
The ideas are stuffed into a few cards, so I hope you will view the simplicity in the cards merely for ideas. Hopefully some of the buzz words will help new digital crafters find the tools needed in your existing software.
Let's begin the journey using this beautiful Corner Garden mega digital bundle by artist Tracey Miller. The set includes papers, sentiments, black-and-white images, and vibrant, precolored images.
Many of the things we do with conventional rubber stamping can be done with digitals.
It's often faster, and less expensive because it's all done on the computer.
- No storage room needed,
- No big mess if done completely digitally,
- Ease of assembling,
- Takes very little crafting space,
- Finding papers on line is relatively easy and usually inexpensive,
- Playing around to see which papers you like with which images,
- Little clean up involved unless messy techniques were employed,
- Resizing the papers and images to suit your needs without having to purchase multiples of the same image.
- You will never run out!
- Cards can be extremely simple or very complex.
- Projects can be compiled a little at a time and saved on the computer until you have time to print and complete.
- You may leave your scrapbook pages and paper projects as a single "real" layer, even thought it might look like several layers were used. This is great for easy storage and mailing.
- Create elaborate layers just as you would with conventional methods and techniques.
Using more than one layer of digital paper, and multiple layers of digital stamps:
The decorative border punch on top - white - is actually from the same white cardstock as all the printed digital "layers".
Here is the added dimension - but still flat for mailing - notice the flowers along the bottom, in the left and right corners:
Make a "plain" multi-layered card with only a few layers of paper:
A few more ideas for layering, with easy finishing embellishments:
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