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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Digital D'Illusions Blog Hop for Firecracker Designs by Pamela

  Pamela has taken the leap and added Digital Images to her line of Stamps at Firecracker Designs.  We are celebrating by making the theme of our March Blog hop Digital images.....and, along the way there will be CANDY!!!  Pamela will be giving away 5 Digital Images to one lucky winner that leaves a comment on each blog. The "Official" start time for the Blog Hop is Friday at 8AM, so if you arrive here early,  there may be some links that are not working quite yet.........
What do you think?  This digital image is printed on vellum and embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold Embossing Powder....yummy!  You need to rub an embossing buddy (anti-static) over the vellum then run it through the printer- pour embossing powder over it right away. I use a fine paintbrush to brush off the stray EP....... You can use an erasable ink pen to touch up areas that 'miss' embossing powder-if there are any- just draw over the area you want to emboss and sprinkle EP over it- fix up the little oops......
  The outside edge is sewn with Metallic Sulky thread- the vellum is overlaid on Pale Plum CS. The butterflies are painted with Creative Inspirations Paint- it is very shimmery, you can paint over the embossing and it will not stick- so I did not even have to rub it off. The next layer is Gold Metallic CS, then distressed edge Pale Plum and Plum. The ribbon is 5/8" Metallic Gold.
   Here is a close up of the same image printed on Georgia Pacific White CS.  I colored the butterflies with Copic Markers and highlighted parts of the butterflies with Shimmerz (FCD carries this-here is the link ). I highlighted the flourishes with the Sakura Gel Pen. CS used- Barely Banana, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum .
   This is a circular Blog Hop, so you can just keep going in a circle until you arrive back here.  If you leave a comment at each blog, you will be entered to WIN 5 Digital Images from FCD.  Here is THE LINK to the Digital images Pamela currently has in the store.   The next stop on the Blog hop is TESA
  *Saturday Update- Pamela has a free digital image available if you want to give Dig's a try!  Please link back to her post with a sample of your card- we'd love to see what you do with it!  Here is the link 
  Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Shelly

37 comments:

FireCracker082 said...

ohhhh, this looks like stained glass!!! AWESOME!! LOVE the embossing!

Ursula said...

Shelly, this is so beautiful!! love how you made the butterflies look like stained glass! :o)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh - this is GORGEOUS! Love the embossing! I had given up hope on embossing my digital images! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hey cool! I have never tried that. This is a beautiful way to display this image!

TesaB said...

Stunning!!! It's totally amazing! I had no idea one could do this, and I sure need to try it!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!!! I'm never fast enough with my emboss powder LOL and but you have the technique down pat!! AWESOME!!

kc_froglady said...

wonderful tips on embossing the digitals I had not thought it possible! The info about the erasable ink pen too - that is a nifty idea! Love the sparkle on the cards those butterflies are so pretty!

Juliet A said...

This is so elegant! If I had an inkjet printer, I would definitely try this.

Donna Moore said...

Hi Shelly, you have done it again!! You blow me away with your talent! I am picking my jaw up off the floor, your embossing and coloring is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your tidbits on embossing on vellum!!
Miss you!

Marlene said...

Gorgeousness!

Cassie_lu said...

the embosses gold give it such a great look.

lillianchild said...

The gold embossing is absolutely stunning!

Kellie said...

This is fabulous. Love the embossing.

Diana said...

Love that look of stained glass......thanks for giving us the "how to"

li-bee-ti said...

Such a beautiful card! it is amazing!
I love it.
thanks for sharing.

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! The butterflies remind me of sun catchers. So pretty.

Susan said...

What a stunning card! Love the colors and thanks for the tip on using vellum and digis and embossing powders! I absolutely love it!

Hugs,

Susan (SBS29)

lcamacho said...

WOW!!!I really love the look of this card.

Kassi said...

fabulous! I have always wondered about embossing printed images, but have never tried it... gotta do it! Lovin' the CI paints.

Grace said...

Very pretty. I like that you can select the embossed areas. Thank you.

Tracey said...

Oooh these are so pretty, love the butterflies :)

Hope you're having a great weekend :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

cbuswell said...

Lovely details, great work!

Barbara said...

This is so elegant! I haven't used gold embossing in such along time. Now, looking at your creations, I'm wondering why! You have definitely inspired me!

Melisa Waldorf said...

You girls are soooo clever! I never would have thought to emboss a digi! Makes perfect sense, because the ink want dry on the vellum!! I love it!

Debbie Yates said...

How beautiful! Stained Glass is my other passion so this really caught my eye!

Gayle said...

Wow, oh Wow! This is just amazing! You did such an awesome job. I really want to learn about these digital stamps so I can start playing with them, too. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration. I appreciate so much the time you put into this. Thank you!!

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Lois said...

This one has the "glitz". Love butterflies.

Vicki said...

Awww, Shelly! This is stunning! Such bold and beautiful accents! Blessings to you!

Rhonda said...

WOW!!! Shelley, this is a beauty. And so unique. You make me want to get my vellum out and play.
Rhonda

Carrie said...

Gorgeous embossing Shelly and I love the one done with the glitter pen too. Your butterflies are colored beautifully

tisha.grin said...

Oh, wow - what a beautiful card - so elegant!! I will have to try this technique. Thanks

Mary G. said...

So elegant!!! Just beautiful!!

Kathy said...

So pretty, love the vellum so soft and pretty. Never embossed digis, I'll have to give it a try.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!

Karli said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! What a great technique too! you are so good at playing with different techniques. Thanks so much for sharing :) Big Hugs!

Anne said...

So pretty and fun to see embossed digis, I've never tried this but you've inspired me...

Loretta Rodger said...

Just beautiful!
glitterbee hugs!