Monday, January 27, 2014

Card Design: Digi Darla's Challenge #99--Vintage Photo Inspiration

Look at that, would you?  Digi Darla's Challenges is one away from 100!  This week for Challenge #99 the theme is "Vintage Photo Inspiration".  To take a peek at the photo you need to use for inspiration this week, please head on over to the challenge blog.  It is a beautiful picture with lots of creamy coloured pearls, lots of sparkly gold, and a splash of green.

One person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images!  AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for THREE images. So, you could technically win eight images!  If you do use one of Kim's wonderful images make sure you let us know by writing DD after your name when you enter. 
I've used the following Digi Darla image in my project this week:

Here is my project and the details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything... 

General Comments:

  • I've been wanting to use this image since I first laid eyes on it many, many months ago and this week's challenge provides me the perfect opportunity to do so!
  • From the photo I was inspired mainly by the gold but also the ivory colour and the femininity of the image crept into my design as well.

Digital Image: 
  • Blushing Bride: You can find this image in the DD store by clicking on the image name or watermark linked above.
    • This image took a deceptively long time to put together.  First I had to bring it into Photoshop Essentials and make the image transparent.  While in most cases that is a pretty quick job in this case it took quite a bit longer.  Do you see how many Bs, Ds, Es, Ls, Os, As and other enclosed letters there are in this image?  Well, I had to manually, go in and remove the background from each one.  I stopped counting once I had reached over a 100.
    • While it is difficult to really tell from the printed image, I applied a gold glitter layer style to the dress (layer style courtesy of Shelby Kate Schmitz of  I've included a snippet of what it looks like digitally because the effect is just so much nicer that way.  Check out all the sparkly goodness.  Now if only a printer could print like that!


  • The sparkly gold ribbon is Crafts brand from Dollarama.
  • The gold flourish and gold flecked gems are Recollections brand from Michael's.
  • The thin gold ribbon used at the waistband is Osprey brand, also from Michael's.
Embossing Folder: 
  • The front panel which is layered onto the card was embossed with a Cricut, Paper Lace II embossing folder.  

Digital Sentiment: 
  • This beautiful sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.  Once again, I have adapted it with a layer style, same as I did for the image of the dress.  Here is a snippet of the digital image...

 Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, ivory, lg.
  • Shimmery gold (matting front and inside) --Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

So, how about you come on over and show us YOUR wonderful talents by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges?  While you are there please check out the great projects from the rest of the design team.  We always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with. 

Until next time,
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ike said...

What a super card and that image is wonderful. Such a clever design :-) xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monica taylor said...

Love your project. I may need to buy that digi!

Karon said...

Gorgeous card and love love that dress digi - wonderful!

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge :-)

Maryann Laursen said...

A very beautiful card and this image would be perfect for a confirmationcard for a girl too. It looks amazing.

Unknown said...

Hello Lisa, wow, this is awesome, I love this image and first time seen it but it's awesome for our challenge..
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
Good luck sweetie and hope to see you again next challenge...luv aNNie {DT}

Laurence said...

What a gorgeous card ! Love the stamp and all the gold on the card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT

OlgaB said...

Love your interpretation of the photo inspiration and all the bling detail. Thank you fro joining Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa.
Olga DT G'nS

זהבית שקד said...

Gorgeous cards

Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge

verybellemakes said...

Such a beautiful card, so perfect for a wedding card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Rachael said...

wow what a great image your hard work paid off! it looks fantastic. thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays. Rachael x

Tamie said...

Loving the gold and the awesome bling! A simply fabulous wedding card! Thank you so much for sharing you creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day!

Tamie DT

Unknown said...

wow! amazing card! so elegant! I love the image, that word dress is awesome! and the gold layer you created is so clever! lovely... thank you for joining our Lovey Dovey challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

Unknown said...

Love the gold!!Thanks for playing with SBC this week.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenges.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Lisa, this is stunning! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card Lisa.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Unknown said...

How elegant. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. Good luck. Hope to see you next challenge.

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh I'm late in my commenting on your fabulous post! Good thing that you entered in one the challenges that I comment on! Just adore how you have done this fabulous card! That dress is just GORGEOUS!!!! Love it!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Edwina said...

Very pretty card! Love the inside especially. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Vic said...

fabulous card! i just LOOOOVE that image - you made it into a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT xx

Cindy said...

Very pretty card! Love that wonderful image, too! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Unknown said...

Smashing card Lisa.

Do love that image and what a lovely amount of bling.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTx

Denise Pustelniak said...

This so elegant, Lisa! Love the gold!

Carol Ric said...

A beautiful card with all the gold. Thanks for joining us at the house of 613 Ave Create challenge,

Sandy Hentzel said...

What a wonderful card project?! Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. After the challenge, make sure you stop by to see if you won. I hope you have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Lisa. I am back again to let you know that you have been a Top 3 Pick over at IDIC with this gorgeous card of yours. HUGE CONGRATS.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Crafting Vicky said...

Congrats on the top 3 here very well deserved my friend :)

papillon digital design said...

Cute card. Very sparkly!Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
Digistamps4joy (DT member)
The BugBytes (Personal blog)

MagsB said...

Wow! Spectacular!! I love-love-love all the sparkle!! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our No DPs challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Susie said...

A great card - love the sparkle! Thanks for joining our No Designer Paper challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

ציקוש said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us on the scrappy hands challenge