My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Monday, March 20, 2023

Sunny Dogwood Blooms - Jan's Digi Stamps

 Hello, friends! I hope this finds you safe and well.

Today's card is for March's mid-month reminder at the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps!  If you use a JDS image in your card, please mention it. There is a 2nd draw specifically for those who use one of Jan's fun images.

Jan's newest sets are 25% off, and this month's Spring Flowers Sale, including 24 sets, is also 25% off.

To create my card, two sets were used (just click on them to enlarge):

*NEWDogwood Blooms 11 images Sale $3.75

Showers of Tulips 923 - 16 images Sale $3.75

First, I opened my Word Processor App and added the image. Adding a 2nd of the same image, I tilted the 2nd one so it was growing "upward, and covered up parts of the first image. The 2nd image was also flipped horizontally so the leaves were not facing the same direction. Lastly, I cropped a portion of the image and saved it separately in my set folder for future use. It was used to add dimension to the front-most blossom. Probably, the card would have looked better if most of the blooms had been popped up.

The scene is subsequently die cut, leaving the die in place, and smearing Oxide inks, beginning with the lightest color and progressing to the darker, before removing the die/stencil. Copic markers worked their color magic, and a little touch of sparkle is added upon completion.

The "lone" dogwood bloom was colored, fussy cut, and dimensional "dots" under each petal, but with "flat" glue in the flower center. This way, going through the postal machines, the flower should remain dimensional, with the center inset further than the petals.

Looking forward to seeing your project in the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps!

Products: Jan's Digi Images: Dogwood Blooms 4080Showers of Tulips 923 (Happiness Sentiment), Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops die, Oxides in Twisted Citron & Mowed Lawn, Copic Markers, Yellow Glitter

I'd like to play in the following fine challenges please:

  1. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge #3 AG Colored 4/12 (1 of 3)
  2. A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #3 AG 4/1 (UE)
  3. The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday (March 2-April 5) Use at least 2 items from your stash that are over a year old.  Then tell us, in your post, what items you used and the approximate ages of the items!  Love this Challenge! (1) Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops die has got to be at least 7-8 years old (?), (2) Yellow Glitter from a convention at least 10 years ago, Set 923 is 5 years old,  Copic Markers 4-6 years old, (4/5) (sep post)
  4. Classic Design Challenge #3 AG 4/1 (UE)
  5. Ally's Angels #68 AG 4/10 (1 of 3)
  6. CD Sunday PLUS #106 AG Downloaded 4/2 (1 of 3) (in this case, I arranged two of the flower branches to overlap, and printed an extra flower for layering purposes. The sentiment was added from another set. 
  7. Daisy Chain Challenges #72 Flowers 4/2
  8. ** NEW** Triple B Challenges #1 - AG Mood Board flowers, birds or butterflies! A wonderful new challenge! (ends 3-31)


brenda said...

Another beautiful floral card Donna onto such a delicate die cut frame. The addition of glitter in the flower centres draws the eye right into the pretty Spring blooms.

B x

Lori m said...

This is so pretty, loving the glitter accented centers and the lacy die cut frames your beautiful image so nice, hugs, Lori m

Donna Walls said...

A very beautiful design and color combo. I like the sparkly centers of the flowers, that is such a sweet detail. Thanks for another lovely team project for the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge Mid-Month Inspiration Post.
Donna xx

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, beautiful coloring and highlight around the dogwoods. The glittery flower centers is fabulous!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh, that Twisted Citron was the perfect backgrounding choice, makes it all pop! I love green and yellows together, such a pretty card, xoxo

Pamela said...

A really pretty card - very Spring colours, And I love that die cut frame.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

jimlynn said...

Donna, your card is sensational! WOW! So pretty. It looks like it has so much dimension. Beautiful!

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring/design Donna! You sure made this sweet stamp set shine!! Thanks for the shout out and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our newest adventure - Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Triple B

Chris said...

A beautiful design and lovely image in such lovely fresh spring colours, a fabulous spring themed card Donna.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card- beautiful image and die-cut frame,love the colour in the background
Carol x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A so cheerful and spring-like card, love your colouring!

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful sets come together in one gorgeous card! And yellow cannot be beat for cheerfulness. As a bonus you always give a little lesson in using digis. You're a queen! Pure loveliness, Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Donna

gr karin

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous work my friend! Beautiful card!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous! These colors really POP! I love the ink blending and those pretty, pretty posies! Happy Spring!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning floral card Donna, I love the edge to it as well, and the most gorgeous colours too, beautifully created, Kate x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a really beautiful creation Donna, I adore the colour palette and the touch of glitter on the flowers and such a gorgeous frame.

Conniecrafter said...

Sorry I am late stopping by, it has been a week full of appointments and things to do.
Your card is gorgeous, with your coloring and the shading around the flowers they just pop so lovely and pretty framing of them too! Love how you did the centers!

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful creation - thanks for sharing!!!

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card Donna. Thank you for sharing with us over at Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
Wendy DT

Lisa said...

Wowza amazing coloring on this incredible image. I love the beautiful die cut you used too.

Carol said...

A beautiful card. I love what you have done with the images. Very creative.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Mrs A. said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous colouring. I like the extra flower added on dimensionals. Hugs Mrs A.

Pia S said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the yellow with this fresh shade of green, perfect for a spring feel.

Seafield Jo said...

A really pretty card. I love the die cut frame, the beautiful colours and the sentiment.

Thanks for sharing with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Lena said...

Gorgeous card, Donna. I especially love the dainty frame you used to showcase your beautiful flowers. WOW!!! xx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Wow, this is so stunning and simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs, Berni DT

Jennifer said...

Your card is so pretty, Donna. The yellow is so bright, cheerful and full of spring promise. Thank you for your kind (and 'speedy') comments on my Easter box/card. Jennifer. xx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful and soft Donna, I love the flowers and yellow being my favourite colour, I can say no more, except, the background and glow is beautiful, I love the gorgeous frame,sentiment and gorgeous card..


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is fabulous Donna! I love how you were able to manipulate the blossoms - you're so good with the digis! Your coloring is superb! Well done on this gorgeous creation!

Helen said...

Beautifully coloured, Donna and that die showcases the image perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at the Twisted Thursday Challenge.

Helen x