Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Very First Dottie's World Challenge

Okay here it is! My very first card for the Dottie's World one of the new Design Team members!!! 
The challenge was "Coffee and Cream" and use stripes and or dots, and of course use a Dottie's World Digital image. :o)
I just LOVE how this card turned out!
Make sure you check out the Dottie's World Challenge blog to check out the other very talented designer's cards. 

Here are the complete details:
Patterned Paper is Basic Grey:Urban Prairie and so are the buttons
The flourish is quickcutz
The sparkles and "U" chipboard are CTMH (I used my brayer and black stamp pad to color the chipboard)
I also used a few CTMH stamps:
*Coffee Shop
*Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
I stamped the coffee steam onto vellum and then used my glue stick and prisma glitter to make it sparkle 
I also used my Curvy Rectangle Nestibilites.

****Digital Images are so easy to use!****
I upload my Charmed Digital Images into photoshop elements and resize it, and then print it.You could use any editing software to resize the images.  
I have a canon pixma printer and I use the same cardstock I use for my copics...wausau bright white that I get at walmart.  I never get bleeding or smudging. 
I color my images in with my copics just as I do with stamped images. 

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT Sunday!
-Nicole M Bailey  


Louly said...

Oh Nicole what stunner!You have such style girl!
Thak you for the resizing info, that's really helpful. I always resize mine in MS Word.

Juliet said...

Great card Nicole and a brilliant sentiment to go with this image. Great to have you on the team at DW!
Juliet xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Nicole, love the fun image and the pretty papers and detail.Have a wonderful Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Karen said...

Love this card Nicole, especially the steam rising from the cup, very effective. Welcome to the team x

Sheila said...

Fab card Nicole, I too love the steam coming from the coffee cup, great touch.
Looking forward to working with over at Dottie's.
Sheila xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

I so love this card. The image and the colors are so great done.
The steam are such a great and fun detail.

As for printing the digistamps, I do the same as you with the printer. I do use letraset heavy paper because I am become a copic fan and it is the perfect paper for me.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Nicole,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Stacey said...

Just delish! The paper is gorgeous and the big bold blue blooms set it off a treat ~♥~