Hi all it’s Heidi from Heidi Cope Creations collaborating with Pam Duncan to share with you the digital Fur-Ever-Friends kit from Polka Dot Orchard Design. Pam and I meet a few years back through an online stamp group. Though she is on the east coast and I’m over here on the Western side our friendship has grown greatly. Pam has been a wonderful inspiration and teacher to me over the past couple years. In fact I have to thank her for encouraging me to become a blogger. I often struggle writing, however Pam has been very supportive and encouraging through my journey. I’m so pleased to get to create with her and together we can share with you all!
Before we dive into the making of this card let me ask you one question. Who loves to collect that pretty printed pattern paper? I thought so, I see a lot on hands being raised. I have to admit I’m guilty too. I seem to have stacks of it, yet never the right print for the card I want to make. So I find myself making my own backgrounds for my cards quite frequently.
Whether you’re looking for a “ Thank you” card or a good “Friendship” card this is definitely a set to have on hand
Creating this card was my first go with digital stamps and right away I knew I wanted to make a foiled paw print background. I quickly learned one of the many benefits of digital stamps is that you can adjust the size of the stamps to fit your needs. To create this background I adjusted the paw print to the size I needed. Then I copy and pasted away until I had an 8.5×11” sheet filled. Using a laser jet printer to print my page allowed me to be able to foil the background. (You need a Laser Jet for foiling) Before foiling my card I cut my larger sheet of paw prints down to 4×5.25”. While my laminator was heating up I cut a piece of deco foil to 4.5x 6”. You want your foil piece slightly bigger than the piece you’re foiling. By cutting to the size mentioned this allows me to use the pull off piece as another foiled background. See image below. Once my foiling was done I set it aside and started coloring my focal image. To color in the dog and tea cup I used copic makers. When assembling my card I used a piece of brown craft card-stock cut to an A2 size (4.25×5.5”) Using my dark brown ink I went around the edges of both the brown card-stock and the foiled 4×5.25” piece. To give the card a finished look. Glueing the foiled card-stock on top of the craft one I began to assemble my card. Using dimensional double sided foam tape I popped the teacup and saucer up in the center of my card. Last I added a hot pink bow to the card for some added dimension.
If you haven’t visited Pam’s blog to see her fabulous creation using the cat image please do so by clicking here. If you love this digital set as much as we do you can proudly own it by clicking the link below in the products used section or visiting Polka For Orchard website.
Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco foil by i-craft
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