Welcome to my blog. I enjoy creating handmade cards. From time to time, I like to use digital art on my cards. Below is an image of a flower I created. Please feel free to download it and use in your personal art. To do this, right click on the image and select, “Save image as” and then choose the folder you want to save it in. Never use “Copy image” because the quality of the image will be degraded if you resize it before printing it. Also, if you plan to color it, you will want to use a laser printer so the ink will not run when it comes into contact with the medium with which you choose to color the flower. I have read that some people set ink jet images with a heat gun and it doesn’t run when coloring it, but I never had any luck with that method. Below the flower is an image of a card I made using this flower.
This clean and simple card was made by inserting the flower image three times into a Word 2013 document with landscape orientation. I then resized two of the flowers. I arranged them at the bottom, left edge of the page as you can see above. I used a font from fontsquirrel.com called Alex Brush to type in the Happy Birthday greeting. I grouped all of the images and the greeting so I could copy and place three more like it on the 8.5″ x 11″ page. This way, when printed, I could cut them apart to make four card panels. I printed the page on 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock with my laser printer. The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. For the petals on the large flower, I used two shades of pink (pp1 and pp2) and for the centers of the flowers, I used a citrus yellow and orange (ct1 and or1). For the petals on the smaller flower, I used only one shade of pink (pp1), but I went over the base of the petals a few times with it to make it appear a bit darker than the end of the petals.
Here is another card I made using the same digital stamp: