Saturday, September 22, 2012

Paper Smooches Happy Camper


I have another fun card from the Paper Smooches Happy Camper stamp set to share with you today.  The cute bear image was the main selling point of the set for me, I like the other images but I LOVE the bear!

The bear is colored with Copic markers:

E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

I used Happy Heart Creations "Happy Camper" digital papers too.
I've been asked by several people if printing digital papers uses a lot of ink.  My answer is yes and no, it depends on how you print it.  Most digital papers come in a 12 X 12 inch format.  I don't print the whole piece of paper.  I crop it to re size it and sometimes I make it smaller by dragging a corner inward.  I have a picture of one of the ways I size and print digital papers and I should say I always try to plan ahead so I can use my ink and paper wisely.


As you can see from the picture I printed four A2 sized panels of digital papers on one sheet of 70 lb text weight paper.  I used text weight because I was planning on making an envelope liner.  I would not recommend using regular copy paper for digital papers, the quality of the paper affects the quality of the prints.  Most of the time I use nice white card stock. You can also see the inspiration for my layout.  Sometimes I re size the sketches to my A2 card size so I can measure the panels and get a better idea of what size images to print, etc.  To conserve on printer ink I try to only print the black and white sketches when I need to.

The card stock colors I used to coordinate with the digital papers are Astrobrights Jupiter Java, Neenah Cyan and Mohawk Bright White.

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11 comments:

Paula S. said...

Great card and really good advice for using digital papers. I have on some occasions created a digital paper design myself for use a particular card and only printed a small piece in the center of my page. Going 4 up makes a lot of sense... even if only to stash them for future use and save the effort of hunting the pattern down again. Thanks for sharing this!

Lisa Lara said...

so so so so so soooooooooooo cute Jan. I always love your layouts. I love how you print your digital paper. I'm going to start doing that. I am making color digis with papers too so I better start using them. Hee. Thank you for such a nice comment on my Hambo card this week.

GiGi said...

What a great card! The papers are fabulous and the bear is so cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Renee said...

This is just cute cute cute!

Alyce said...

Awww jan this is so adorable! I love the bear and the papers are just perfect with him! :)

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Denise and Louise said...

LOVE this great card. Fab image and brilliant papers. Love the lined envelope too.
Thanks for joining us for the last Digi Doodle Shop Challenge xx

Julie said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us in our final challenge at DDSC
Hugs,
Julie

Berit Synnøve said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Hugs Berit

marion82 said...

hehe another beautiful card!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!
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Print gift cards said...

This is such a cute card. So beautiful design. I always love your layouts. I love how you print your digital paper. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.