Saturday, March 10, 2012

Card using ScrapHappyCrafter Digital Images

I have been wanting to color stamps for so many years now.  I can remember going to a women's retreat about 12 years ago and there was a group of ladies there who were avid stampers.  They were having so much fun.  They decided to opt-out of the basket weaving craft that the retreat organizers had put together and just play and share their stamps instead.  I wish I could have joined them.  But ever since I have had a fascination with rubber stamps.  I'm definitely a perfectionist and up 'til now, was never satisfied with my stamp coloring.  But lately, it has been a lot more fun.  I tried my first Copic marker about five months ago and I love it!  Unfortunately, I can't afford to purchase a whole set of them but back in January I found a less expensive alternative and I could afford a good mix of colors.  These are the Spectrum Noir markers I bought.
The first thing I did was make myself a color chart based on how the colors were grouped together in the packages... that sure has come in handy!

I have been searching the internet for some free digital images especially since I use these for personal use and would rarely do the same image more than once.  And yesterday, I found this wonderful blog... where I found the little shamrock girl on the card below.  The very talented Julie has some really nice images just perfect for coloring on her site.  So SPECIAL THANKS to her for providing this digital stamp.  The other treats I colored on this card are Martha Stewart Valentine's clear stamps and the two larger cupcakes are a rubber stamp by Craft Smart for Michaels stores.  The sentiment is by Stampabilities. 

Here's my finished card for my niece Emily's Birthday (the shamrock girl kind of reminded me of a girl scout and little Ms. Emily loves being a scout!)

Thanks for stopping by today... And thanks to Julie for the inspiration and the image!


  1. I love your card and what you did with the digi!!! Thanks for your great comments about my site. I know that I loved being a girl scout, so I will do some girl scout digis sometime.


  2. Just for little Miss Emily's Birthday!!!

    Let me know what she thinks :o)