Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Card & Envelope Set Using Digital Printed Paper

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today's project's focus is on the use of printable digital paper. Although I am not new to this, this is the first time I have used one on a project. The digital download is by Blank Page Muse which I linked below:

Digital Download Fall Teal Flowers & Leaves

Great news! This is my first post as a Blank Page Muse DT member. For this, Blank Page Muse is offering you a 15% discount to their store. Please use the discount code BPMMaria

The download offers three zipped files. I am using the 8x11 file and a half sheet file for my project.

I printed the full page image on a light weight cardstock. This is what I used for the envelope. I minimized the margin to 0, hoping I can print the image edge to edge. But it didn't print that way. There was still an eighteenth of an inch margin around the image. I used Microsoft Word to print my images.

Since I am a bit short of an 8 1/5" x 11" paper, I chose an envelope that will fit the printed area of the paper. A 4-bar card's envelope's measurement will fit in it. Do you still remember when 4-bar cards are on trend? Yes, before slimline, there is the 4-bar. 

I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create the envelope. I know, my creating process seems to be in reversed order. Creating the matching card was just an incidental plan for me. Let's just say that the envelope inspired the creation of the matching card.

For the card, I trimmed a heavy weight cardstock at 7" x 5". I scored the long side at 3 1/2". I printed the half sheet 5" wide. The half sheet prints with the the images attached. I trimmed this at the center so I can move the half sheets to the desired area of the print up that I want to include in my card. I matted this with a yellow cardstock. 

For the sentiment, I used a layering die to cut out the left-over printed paper from the envelope. I layered this with 2 more die cuts of yellow cardstock for dimension. I pounced Versamark ink to the letters and brushed yellow pearlized powder to it.

For the shadow, I die cut an emerald cardstock for this but it was too dark for the layout. To mute it down, I die cut the same shadow on vellum, then layered it over the teal cardstock. I adhered the letters to this shadow die cut.

Assembling the card, I adhered the matted printed panel to the card base, then adhered the sentiment.

Back to the envelope, I die cut a label on white cardstock to add a place to write the recipient's name. The label die I used also cuts a matching frame which I die cut on the same yellow cardstock that I used on the card. I also added some stitching lines to the label using a die for some interest.

I hope you like today's card. Using digital download paper offers a lot of possibilities. The only limitation I see is the printer ink usage.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this combo such a fun way to you the digital papers! Thank you Maria!