Wednesday, July 8, 2020

With Heartfelt Sympathy

One of the fun things about digital packages is merging several images without having to physically make a mask and stamp multiple times or locations.  I know this is a bit scary if you don't do it all the time, but it's easy to learn in just about any software you have.  

My images today are from Polka Dot Orchard and I'm going to share two different cards using three digital sets, all drawn by Artist Jeanie Hays. 

For the first card, I've used the boat and the sentiment from Wishing You Peace and the Seagull from You Peli-can Do It.

I use Photoshop Elements 12 for my digital work so each image is a layer.  I brought the boat into a new document, then pulled the Pelican in and 'attached' him to the rope of the boat.  The third layer is the sentiment from the Wishing You Peace package.  The size of mine isn't in stone - you should adjust the sizes to what appeals to you.

After Copic coloring, I used the Pink & Main Scalloped Square die and a 5 1/2" square navy card base.   Copic used are referenced at the end of the blog. 

For the second card - I changed the size a little, making the boat appear to be farther away.  I added the sentiment from Feel Better Soon.  

After Copic coloring with slightly lighter colors, I used Whimsy Notched Square die set and a gray 5 1/2" square card base.

I hope you will take a stab at mixing your digital images to make your own unique cards.  Currently these images are on sale at Polka Dot Orchard too.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not JustScraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards and other crafting items.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Serving a Risen Savior,
Copics Used:
Pelican:  No, N3, N5, E93, E95, E97, Post: W2, W4, C3, E55, Boat: E99, E39, E27,  Water: B01, BG11, BG01, B21, BG000

Products Used:

Pink & Main, Scalloped Squares


  1. Pam this is a beautiful card. And so perfect for a sympathy one. Great design and love your coloring.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}

  2. Gorgeous coloring of images & colors. Fab masculine card! Would love to have you upload your amazing masculine themed crafty work to share on our new Facebook Group called; "Masculine Cards".  Hope you can join us for fun and to help inspire creativity! Thanks!  :)

  3. Very clever use of the images Pam, and beautiful cards as a result. Those sentiments are wonderful
    Stay safe

  4. This project is so pretty and lovely colours used, love your style and designing.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.

    ~ Annie DT

  5. Love the level of detail. Thank you for sharing at Through The Craft Room Door!!!
    Jessica DT

  6. Gorgeous card! I just love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing in our challenge. Please join us again!
    Hugs, Joy
    Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Joyfully Stamps

  7. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Another amazing card, and you created amazing depth and texture on the boat.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Cute card, I love your design.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka DT

  9. nice card
    thanks for taking part in our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt challenge blog creative sketchy girls

  10. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  11. Fabulous card design and colors.Love it...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  12. Félicitations pour cette carte magnifique.
    Merci pour les conseils de mise en page.

  13. Thanks for joining our male card challenge with your lovely maritime cards!
    Nancy DT Creative Sketchy Girls