0 Easter Egg 3 - Freebie Thursday!

This digi stamp is being offered as a freebie, but only for a limited time. View Easter Egg 3 Digital Stamp in the Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamp Store!  Be sure to upload your TD digi stamp project to our Tiffany Doodles Flickr Group Gallery! It may be used as an example in the Tiffany Doodles Store!

1 Rose Heart on Vellum - Copic Tutorial

Tiffany inspired me to get a different paper out this month for another fun look. I used another stamp from the Rose Heart set and printed it on an opalescent vellum. I love the pearly look to the paper even before we begin, and the Copics blend with no effort. The blend will look different, painterly, but I love it.

LinkThe supplies I used on the card include:

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - cut 5¼”x10½”
Patterned paper - A Beautiful Life by My Minds Eye
floral cut 4¾”x4¾”, green cut 4”x4”
Twine - American Crafts
Canvas Tag - Maya Road
Ink - Dew Drop by
Other - Stick pin that I colored to match
Copics - G24, G28, R83, R85 and R89

To construct the card score and fold the cardstock. Ink the edges of the patterned papers and adhere them to the card base. Thread three lengths of twine through the canvas tag, tie a bow, poke the stick pin through the tag and adhere the tag with a glue dot to the card. Attach the edges of the twine to the interior of the card and if you would like cover the edges with a separate piece of paper or cardstock to hide the loose ends.

Coloring Instructions:

Step #1 - Use your G24 to color the stems and leaves. I had quite a bit of smearing on the vellum. I tried to use a very light touch and if I got some black on my marker tip scrubbed it off.

Next use your G28 to add small amounts of shading to the leaves and stems.

Step #2 - Blend your darker green in with your G24. Remember you will see some of your strokes, the vellum will look different.

Base your two roses with R83. Add shading on both roses with your R85.

Step #3 - Use R89 to add the deepest shading on your flowers.

Step #4 - To start blending use your R85 to blend the edge of your R89.

Step #5 - Blend your R85 in with your R83. This will keep the highlights bright.

Your rose is ready to cut and adhere to your card. Thanks for taking a look, I hope you will try coloring along on your own rose heart. Stop by my blog to find out about my new Copic Coloring class that is coming up in May and on sale now! www.scrapweaver.com

0 Lipstick Digital Stamp Video Tutorial

Lucky Us! We have two tutorials for you today!!  Please welcome Tammy as a Guest Designer for us today!  Tammy brings a super cheery tutorial for us today on the lipstick digital stamp set!  If you enjoy - please comment!!

 Get the Lipstick set here!! Thanks for watching!

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2 All You Need is Love - Freebie Thursday!

This digi stamp is being offered as a freebie, but only for a limited time. View All You Need is Love Digital Stamp in the Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamp Store!  Be sure to upload your TD digi stamp project to our Tiffany Doodles Flickr Group Gallery! It may be used as an example in the Tiffany Doodles Store!

2 Photo Overlays (Love Thang) Video Tutorial!

New Product Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone! I have a sneak peek for you today!! Something I'm super excited about, a new product for the Tiffany Doodles store! Photo Overlays! These can be used in any digital photography project, or as a digital stamp! They can be resized & recolored in Photoshop or other photo editing program to match your theme! They come in transparent 300 dpi PNG files as well as Photoshop Custom Shapes (.csh)! They are so versatile and can be used in so many ways! Check out JoAnn's tutorial on how she used 2 of the images from this 13 piece new set called "Love Thang"!

3 Pot of Gold - Freebie Thursday!

This digi stamp is being offered as a freebie, but only for a limited time. View You're my Pot of Gold St. Patricks Day Sentiment Digital Stamp in the Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamp Store!  Be sure to upload your TD digi stamp project to our Tiffany Doodles Flickr Group Gallery! It may be used as an example in the Tiffany Doodles Store!

2 Copic Tutorial - Sewn Heart

Hi all you Tiffany Doodlers! I have another fun card and Copic tutorial for you today. The coloring on today's card is fairly simple. The most time consuming part is some hand stitching. I used one of the hearts from Tiffany's new set Patched Hearts on this card.

The other supplies I gathered are:
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics and X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned paper - Wild Rose Studio, Cherry Cupcake paper pack
Felt flowers - Buttons Galore
Gems - Darice
Markers - Copic V01, V04, R83, R85, B0000, B00, B02, B05 and silver Zig paint pen
Other - Embroidery floss and quilting batting

To assemble my card I cut my white cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded it to create my card base. I cut the pink paper to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhered it to the card base. I cut my blue paper to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and trimmed a piece of batting slightly smaller, using a wet adhesive I attached both to the pink paper. I pierced holes and used embroidery floss to sew a blanket stitch around the edge of the blue paper. I adhered gems to the flowers and adhered them on my card as well. Next I colored my patchwork heart.

Step #1 - Use V01 and R83 to base several sections of the heart. I also colored in the polka dots. (You can choose to do each section individually if that is easier.)

Step #2 - Using V04 and R85 add shading to all of the areas you colored. I assumed with the quilt pattern of the heart that each of the seams would pull in a little so I added shading around each section.

Step #3 - Blend your first sections using V01 and R83 then add B00 into the top corner section and B0000 into the the two remaining sections.

Step #4 - Use B02 to add shading in the top corner section and use B00 to add shading on the polka dot section. In also used B00 to complete the plaid.

Step #5 - Add one more layer of shading with B05 in the uper right corner and blend the polka dot section with B0000.

Step #6 - Use your B0000 to add a touch of highlight in the upper right if it got too dark and add silver to your pin tops with a paint pen.

Fussy cut out your heart and adhere it to your card. Because my card puffs out a little at the center I used double sided tape at the left edge of the heart and then added a few pop dots on the upper right corner.

Thanks for checking out the tutorial. I will be sharing some news from Copic over the next few weeks on my blog so if you are a Copic fan I hope you will stop by! scrapweaver.com

1 Kiss Me Clover - Freebie Thursday!

This digi stamp is being offered as a freebie, but only for a limited time. View Kiss Me Clover St. Patrick's Day Digital Stamp in the Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamp Store!  Be sure to upload your TD digi stamp project to our Tiffany Doodles Flickr Group Gallery! It may be used as an example in the Tiffany Doodles Store!

8 Embossing a Digital Stamp!

Did you ever want to emboss a digital stamp, but didn't know how?  Well, now you can!!  This is a fun and great technique if you've ever wanted to emboss a digital stamp!  Here is my finished card which has been donated to the 2012 St. Jude children's card drive!  Tiffany Doodles was a proud sponsor for the second year in a row!

I started off in Photoshop where I bring in all my digital stamps that I want to use in my layout.  I first create a document that is 5.5" wide by 4" tall and 300dpi.  I start this way b/c I want to see my actual card size.  That way when I bring in my stamps I can scale them to the size I want in relation to the size of my card!  For my card I used 1 of the patched hearts, the needle, and the little stitches from the Patched Hearts digital stamp set!  I layered the stamps and rotated the stitches around until I thought it looked cool! For this card, it didn't really matter where the heart is placed on the document b/c I'm going to use a spellbinders die to cut it out anyway.
Photoshop Tip 1: to get all the images you want onto 1 document.  Simply open them all up.  Then use your 'move' tool to drag them one by one onto your new working document.
Photoshop Tip 2: to rotate the layer you're on hit [Ctrl+T], then turn it how you like and hit enter. 
Photoshop Tip 3: to bring one layer in front or behind the other simple drag them around on your layers palette.

Before I printed my layout, I prepared my paper.  I used Neenah #80 Classic Crest.  Gesso and a sponge brush!  This gesso technique is fabulous for many reasons!  #1 It will let you emboss your printer ink like a dream! (you'll see below!)  #2 It gives you texture!  For this card I wanted to lay my gesso on in a neat and tidy horizontal fine line pattern.  So I painted on my gesso back and forth all around the area of my paper where I knew my heart was going to print out.  After I came back from rinsing out my sponge brush my paper was already dry.
Also, at this step (painting on your gesso) you can choose several options for texture!  You could swish your gesso around kinda sloppily or lay it down whatever way suits you!  Now, at this point (after it dries) you can choose to be done with your texture, or you can sand it down, however much as you like.  You can even sand it down paper smooth!!  It's up to you!  I choose to keep my horizontal line patten without sanding! (at least for this card anyway!)
Texture medium note: Gesso works great for this, but Matte Gel Medium also works like a DREAM!

Once your paper is dry insert it into your printer (be sure it is turned the right way so that your digi prints on your painted area).  Get your embossing powder ready!  I find that I like the really fine powder!  Set your printer quality to "best photo" or the equivalent quality on your printer.  Using this setting lays down the most amount of ink onto your paper!  This helps your image stay wetter a little longer when coming out of the printer, thus giving you time to get it covered in powder (quickly)!
Now, go press your print button and get READY!  You must be quick!

As soon as your paper is out - pour on the powder!  (An additional tip is to cut the bottom half off of your paper so that it comes out even quicker!)  Make sure your whole image is covered, then go shake it off and heat set as usual!

Now look how beautifully that embossed!  Looks as good as if this was a rubber stamp!  Impressive!  Plus you can see the texture of my gesso!!

Next I die cut my image to get ready for the card!  You will notice that your paper will tend to curl due to the heating process, but I'm not too worried about it b/c I intent to sew it down to my card!  You can use scotch tape or blue painters tape to tape your die cut to your paper so that it stays in place and doesn't move around and mess things up!

I picked out some paper from Basic Gray's Lemonade pack!

This time I decided to use my watercolor pencils instead of copics! What a fun way to color my digi on this cool texture! I used my red pencil to lay on a little bit of color in the bottom of the heart.  I wanted go from dark to light so I only colored half.

I dipped my brush in water and started painting the red, I pulled it up into the lighter area to cover this patch.

I used this same process to color the rest of my patches!

I thought my heart needed a little edge for dimension so I used my turquoise pencil to color around the entire edge of the heart.  I used a light green pencil and scratched it around in only a few places.  Being that these pencils are actual watercolor paint the blend crazy good!

So I painted around my heart to get this really cool blue/green edge!  Love love love this effect, plus with the texture from my gesso - too fun!!   For those of you who don't know, I paint too and when I do small projects I use a bottle cap for my water and a little cotton cloth for my brush!  You can see some of my watercolor and acrylic painting on my personal blog here if you are interested.

Next, i assembled my card!  I printed the sentiment (also from the Patched Hearts set) I recolored it in Photoshop and we'll have a tutorial for how to do that coming soon!  I punched all my holes for sewing with a large push pin!

Then I sewed the running stitch in red around my heart.  I did the zig zag stitch in turquoise where my two papers met.  And I did the back stitch around my sentiment as well.

And here it is, my finished card!  Oh, I thought the corner needed a little something extra so I used my red stickles to add some curly q's to the corner!

Here's a closeup of it to see the cool texture and painting!
I'm glad to know that this card might brighten the day of a child that is stuck in a hospital.  I hope you enjoyed my digital stamp embossing tutorial!  If you did, tell me on a comment!! More coming soon!

Edited to add: Here is another link to some camera digis I've embossed.  On this set I sanded til the paper was smooth!

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