Hi everyone! Jo here with another tutorial. This time I’m featuring the new Thank You Beary Much Digi Collection.
This collection is great for all those thank you cards we should send at this time of year. It also has everything you need to complete your card including Digi papers.
There is a video that accompanies the tutorial which you can find here:
As these are digital images I printed them all out on my home printer onto super smooth paper. I resized them in Word and cropped out images I didn’t need. I was also able to recolour some of the images in my Serif Drawplus software. There are other free software packages out there that are really simple to use and will allow you to recolour the solid images and sentiments. If you would like a tutorial on how I do this in future videos or tutorials please comment and I’ll see what I can do 🙂
I first tried fussy cutting my image but I didn’t like the finish so I decided to try cutting using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I have always struggled with the registration settings so it didn’t recognise them and I had 3 failed attempts at lining my images up before SUCCESS! I do think this looks so much more professional so it’s something I will be trying again. If anyone can give me some tips on setting up the registration marks I would be very grateful 😀
I also cut the outline shape from white cardstock so I could reinforce my printed paper image.
I coloured my cute bear with Copic Markers. The video above shows more detail of how he was coloured.
I recoloured my sentiment in a vibrant blue and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. I backed this with plain white cardstock. I also recoloured 3 balloons to match the papers in the collection
Using my Xcut tweezers for help I stuck my balloon images into the inside of my card.
I next used my Copic multiliner pen to create some strings for my balloons.
I cut my sentiment out using some rectangle nesting Dies and cut a larger piece from some of the patterned paper in the collection. I used liquid glue to layer them up.
I used my tweezers to help position my sentiment over the join in my balloon strings.
I used each of the other 3 papers in the collection to create the background to my focal panel on the front of my card.
I cut my main panel out using Heffy Doodle Imperial sized rectangle dies and used a stitched circle nesting Die to cut out two circles in two different papers. I cut one of the circles down so that it creates a ‘ground’ for my bear to sit on.
I adhered my patterned paper circle pieces together using liquid glue. I then used the same glue to adhere the circle to the upper portion my rectangle panel leaving room for my sentiment underneath.
I used tiny small squares to add some dimension to my sentiment. I adhered this underneath my circle.
I wanted some dimension for my bear so I used foam pads to adhere that too.
I placed my cute bear onto my circle so he appears to be sitting on the green ‘floor’.
I was then ready to adhere my completed panel to my card base. My card is an A6 top folding card blank.
Time for the finishing touches! I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shine to my balloons both on the outside of my card and inside.
For some extra decoration I added some enamel dots to the front of my card dotted randomly around the circle panel. I used a combination of white and pink to compliment the colours in the papers.
I really hope you like the completed card and enjoyed the tutorial. Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the techniques mentioned and if you’ve made anything using T4TD Digis. We love to hear from you and see what you create!
Some of the products I used are listed below. I am only sharing products I genuinely use and I haven’t been paid to use them but I am an affiliate of the stores linked.