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Digis

Gab about encouragement

Graphic, Graphic design, Color, Tutorial, Paper crafting, Drawing, Cards, Crafts, Digis, Coloring, How to, DiyGabriela SimsComment

This is a card I did to follow my other "Sound & Color" card from last week.  I used the same artwork, but changed the background to distress ink and acetate. 

 

 Shoot across the sky. 

Shoot across the sky. 

I wanted to do a mashup of encouragement with my unicorn drawing as well, so I revisited that with a distress ink background as well, but used a normal card stock base. 

 

 Always have hope. 

Always have hope. 

I have some new ideas coming up soon for some of the doodles I put together. 

 

 Dance with me! 

Dance with me! 

 The feelings ninja. 

The feelings ninja. 

I'll be posting cards with these in the next few days and I will try to post some tutorial videos for these techniques as well. Happy crafting! 

3 Easy Cards with Digistamps

Cards, Crafts, Digis, Diy, Drawing, Graphic, Graphic design, Paper crafting, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

So I have been doing my own artwork and using them as stamps and this weekend I had the time to really turn them into cards. I made three, one is a Congratulations Card, seen below.

 Yaassss, you did it!

Yaassss, you did it!

Then I used Misha to say Arigato.

 A fun, elegant thank you.

A fun, elegant thank you.

And finally, the resident forest friend wishing someone a happy birthday.

 Happy birthday from a little fox.

Happy birthday from a little fox.

So these were very easy to put together, since I'd already colored the images after drawing them, I just printed them off and added some text and layers. These stamps are for sale in my spicyninja etsy shop if you'd like to make your own.  That's all for now, happy crafting.

Treat yo' self!

Stamps, Reviews, Digis, Drawing, Graphic, Cards, Diy, Paper crafting, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

So I have been playing with the idea of making a card for one of my favorite phrases and here it is... 

 

 Sonia being fabulous. 

Sonia being fabulous. 

This is a birthday card for one of my girlfriends! I drew Sonia a while back and just cut her out with Print & Cut on my Explore so I could attach her to this card. I used glitter vellum in a Cuttlebug embossing folder, some pink glitter card stock, and a Recollections edge punch.  The card size is 5" X 7". 

I also received my Dazzles in the mail today from Hot off the Press and used them to make this...

 Done using double sided adhesive, micro fine glitter, and Copics. 

Done using double sided adhesive, micro fine glitter, and Copics. 

So that's it for today's projects, happy crafting! 

Wacom pads are amazing!

Paper crafting, Reviews, Digis, Cards, Tutorial, Drawing, Graphic, Graphic design, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

So I LOVE trying new products and techniques, but I just fell in love with the Intuos tablet. It makes it easy to clean and perfect your drawings. I have the Sketchbook Pro option and I can honestly say it's totally worth it. The tablet and software allowed me to turn this... 

 

 Finished sketch

Finished sketch

 Screenshot  

Screenshot  

 

Into this  

 

 Digi!! 

Digi!! 

It took some time, but I am SUPER pleased with the result. It opens up a whole new way to make cards and scrap pages! Happy Crafting! 

Making Digistamps

Diy, Cards, Paper crafting, Drawing, Stamps, DigisGabriela SimsComment

So I had the idea to start turning my drawings into digital stamps so here is my first sketch. This little geisha will be the first in a series!  

 Pencil outline first. 

Pencil outline first. 

 Marker

Marker

 Now she's all done. 

Now she's all done. 

I will start posting these in my etsy shop for people to download and color! Happy Crafting!  

 All colored in with Copics

All colored in with Copics

 All colored in with Tombows  

All colored in with Tombows  

I really liked both, but the Tombows started to bleed at the end 😭. I still love them for watercolor paper though.