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More Doodly Patterns from Weeds and Wildflowers

Gina and Heidi have whipped up some more Doodly Patterns, this time it is a set of super fun frames (plus another coordinating paper pack)!
Here are a few ways they can be used:

Credits: Doodly Patterns – Frames by Heidi and Gina of Weeds and Wildflowers Design. Fonts: Century Gothic, Arial Black and Kayleigh.

TIP: If you have a photo you love, but the resolution is too small for printing (like a cell phone photo), you can still make a layout to share online like I have here. The photo in this layout is only 72 dpi, so I wouldn’t print it, but I really wanted to make a page with it – so why not? The added bonus is that the 300 dpi digital papers get super sized when placed on a 72 dpi page, so there are more options (size-wise) for how to use the page elements. I left one striped paper full resolution, which made the stripes look really wide :).

Digital Supplies: Doodly Patterns – Frames by Heidi and Gina of Weeds and Wildflowers Design.
Physical Supplies: Flowers and Button by Prima, Stamp by Close to My Heart (using Versamark ink), thread and brown cardstock (unknown).

Hybrid Card Tutorial

This was another quick and easy card to make, and here’s how I did it :).

  1. I created a new 4″x4″ 300 dpi document in Photoshop, and filled the background with a digital paper. Then I layered two of the doodly pattern frames one on top of the other over the digital paper. I resized the frames to fit well within the boundaries of the document, tilted them slightly and added some drop shadows. When I was happy with the look I printed the design out onto matte photo paper.
  2. I cropped a piece of brown cardstock to make a 4″x4″ card. Using Versamark ink, I randomly stamped a flower image over the whole front of the card (Versamark ink creates a watermark effect).
  3. When the printed image was dry, I cut around the outside of the design, then adhered it to the front of the card.
  4. I then layered three flowers on top, making a slight accordion fold in the middle flower to ruffle the petals and make it fit inside the bottom flower.
  5. I threaded the button and tied it off with a messy knot, then adhered the it on top of the flowers.
  6. Lastly, I used a pen to doodle the border around the outside of the card. 

TIP: OK, who knows if this is the “right” way to do it, but I thought I’d share… I love to use my trusty old hot glue gun when making cards and other scrappy projects with layered flowers. It’s faster, easier, cheaper and I can manipulate the flowers and they actually stay put! Plus, I love to press down the top layer (button, jewel, etc) and hold it for a few seconds so that the whole shebang gets melded together really nicely :). I seriously wonder if I am the only scrapper alive who uses a hot glue gun, but it works for me LOL!

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4 responses to “More Doodly Patterns from Weeds and Wildflowers

  1. sharon dale July 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    LOL about the heat gun! I’ve got one but it’s never come out of the packet! I just use Express-It double-sided tape…may be only available in Australia..not sure. But it’s apparently used by picture framers as it’s really strong. We pay around $2 AUD for a 50 metre roll and it holds any scrapping embellishment really well, especially ribbons and flowers. I’m shocking at buying tools for my scrapping then never using them…got a draw full of the darn things! Love your card by the way.

  2. Kristiyaya July 11, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Awesome card and great tutorial! Thank you!

  3. Tara July 23, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Jess! What a beautiful photo (and a beautiful blog you have!) ~xo

  4. Chrissy Hanson August 29, 2008 at 10:14 am

    i use my hot glue gun A LOT when i do crafts with my scrap goodies !! You are not alone hun & i have to mention that your work is STUNNING!!

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