Sunday, 15 August 2010

Red Gem Toppers

Hello all, as you can see I have been having a little crafty fun this weekend and I thought I would show you all what I have been up to.  I decided to use different papers to colour some of my digi stamp images.
I used Rey Text and Graphics 160gsm paper to print all the images on.  It is a good stiff paper, that gives bright and clear images when printed on.  I used 4 sheets of paper, 2 were perfectly blank sheets that I printed out the digi stamp images onto.  The other 2 I printed out backing papers on from the gorgeous Dreams Come True crafting CD-Rom, part of the Papercraft Factory range from Funky Hand. I then run the already printed on sheets back through my printer, printing the digi stamp images onto those as well.

Now comes the fun part, deciding what to cut out from where to make up coloured version of the images.  I first of all cut out the plain digi images leaving a small border of white around each.  I then cut up the background papers, using different paper for the different parts, and stuck them together.  I used Crafters Companions, Spray and Sparkle on some of the cut pieces, to give an extra wow factor. Promarkers were used to colour the blank paper beaks, eyes and feet. I also used 3D Crystal Lacquer to highlight the eyes and feet and then added a red gem on each one.

I was really pleased with the finished toppers, so I wanted to show them off, even though I haven't got round to putting them on a card yet.

Thanks for reading,

Happy Crafting,  Janie xxx


  1. These are brilliant, Janie. I would never have thought of doing this with them. Fantastic idea. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.

    Love Joan xx

  2. Love what you did with the images....great idea and thanks for sharing the idea with us card makers

  3. They are so adorable. BTW I wanted to show off what I made with your flowery butterfly.

  4. Pauline(Newcastle)20 August 2010 at 17:12