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August Mid-Month Inspiration with Jan’s Digi Stamps

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Taking a break from all the Create and Inkspire posts to bring you this fun summer card, courtesy of Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge. Good news! Jan’s Digi Stamps is having a sale!!!

JDS August Sale graphic

This card features Eunice and Gertrude, fun characters that star in several stamp sets by Jan. This set, called Beach Friends, has the twosome working on the Vitamin Sea at the beach and enjoying a couple cocktails! The set comes with the scene and 3 accessory images in b/w and pre-colored, as well as 4 sentiments! Check it out:

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Now, the sentiments in the set are great, but I wanted to make my own. I use the Silhouette Studios software to work with my digis and to create my sentiments, even when I don’t use the Silhouette machine to cut anything. I create a rectangle to represent my card base, arrange my images and sentiment to fit within. The software can use all the fonts on my computer so I play around with the font styles and sizes, as well as line and character spacing until I’m happy, then I print. When I am organized, I usually design 4 cards at once and print on bristol paper, then I cut them apart for my card fronts. I chose to work with the black and white version to match patterned paper I picked out to use with it. I loved the muted rainbow tones of the paper and thought it was perfect for my beach scene. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it down to a square focal. I used a kraft card base using Neenah Desert Storm (from my July Create and Inkspire kit). I layered up a band of yellow and turquoise cardstock bands onto the patterned paper, and popped up my focal image on fun foam. I have to admit, I tried every embellishment in my cardmaking stash and could not find something that looked right with this card. Then I broke into my old scrapbooking stash… low and behold, I found the perfect embellishment… a starfish brad from Eyelet Outlet! I did a little card surgery to get it in there, but I love the final touch it adds. Here is a close up of the card:

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The rest of the team have amazing projects to show you, so pop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge and take a look! Don’t forget that the challenge is a truly Anything Goes challenge and is open to all types of crafts and makes! No stamping required! So be sure to post your next make to be entered in the draw to win images from Jan’s Digi Stamps!!! And remember the awesome sale going on in the Jan’s Digi Stamps shop!!! Thanks for dropping by!

ETA: 9/6/20 This card was picked as a Top Rocker by 613 Avenue Create!!!

ETA: 9/15/20 This card was picked as the winner by Sheepski Designs!!!

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34 comments on “August Mid-Month Inspiration with Jan’s Digi Stamps

  1. What an awesome card and how the sentiment is oh so true!!!! Love the stamp!!! You picked a great base with the muted colors. Love it!!!!

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  2. Great Card Karen! Eunice and Gertrude appears to be having a good time! Love the perfect backdrop paper of flip flops and the starfish eyelet.
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  3. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  4. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month’s challenge, “anything goes” and look forward to you joining us again.. Good luck in the final draw..

    [aNNie Design team member for Pattie’s Creations challenge

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  5. Great card. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge xx

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  6. Fab card and sentiment ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  7. Karen love your image , really makes you want to go to the beach. Afraid its too cool here in Australia to do a that. Love yourcard background. A beautiful designed card Karen, thanks for joining in this month at the Happy Craft Challenge. Design Team Member Maureen

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  8. Such a fun card! I love the vibrant colors! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  9. I love it!! That sentiment is perfect for this image. Your coloring and scene are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug. Bonnie GDT

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  10. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge… your card is fab. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  11. Fabulous fun card and image-perfectly true sentiment lol and love all the flip flops.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue CReate
    Carol DT x

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  12. What a funny sentiment to use with that cool image! Love the starfish brad, too. Thanks for participating in the August Joy of Sets challenge.

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  13. Just brilliant. That sentiment made me laugh. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

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  14. Love, love, love this! Great coloring of the cute image with the great sentiment. Pretty papers with the flipflops!
    Thanks for joining Catch the Bug’s End of Summer challenge.
    xxx Margreet DT

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  15. Such a darling crd. Love that image and the paper you chose is a perfect fit. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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  16. This really put a smile on my face – I still haven’t tried digi stamps and your sentiment is so great – thanks for joining us at JOSTTT

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  17. Such a fun card with a sentiment that brings a chuckle! Love your coloring with the pencils. Thanks for joining the #JOSTTT020 challenge this month.

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  18. Lovely summery card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.

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  19. This card is so much fun.. Love the flip flops 😊

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  20. Haha, this is fab, such fun, and the sentiment is SO true! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a great week, Sue xx

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  21. That is gorgeous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wonderful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August “ATG”.
    Ileanaxx

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  23. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs

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  24. What a great card you have made.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge.
    Big Hug Bianca
    DT Sweet Stampers Challenge.

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  25. Great card and sentiment and I love your backing paper too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Creatalicious Challenge.

    Helen x

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  26. Lovely project! And the sentiment is so fun …….and unfortunately so true *lol*
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges!
    Evelyn xx

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  27. What a fun summer themed card with these gorgeous colors and loving the image!
    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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  28. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge too.

    Helen x

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  29. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of August 16-22, 2020. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for your awesome response and for supporting our challenge!
    THE RESIDENT DESIGN TEAM

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  30. Cute Image and I chuckled over the sentiment! Thank you for joining in our Challenge this month, look forward to seeing you again.
    Mary Smith – Owner/Designer at Createful Heart Design

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  31. And I’m back again!

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs too.

    Helen x

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