Friday, August 2, 2013

SCACD Digital Release Blog Hop!

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!!! Carmen's range is fun, fresh,  elegant, and will have something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few brand new fabulous images and has taken some classic past rubber stamps and turned them into digital stamps for this release!

Reminder to Our International Friends: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items. However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images!

Joining us today to celebrate this release with the SCACD DT are several  amazing guest designers!  If you lose your way check, out the Store Blog for the entire list.

You should have arrived here from Elaine's blog, where she wowed you with a gorgeous project!

Here's my first card, using Acorn Owl!

One of the things that I like best about digital stamps is that you can resize them, change their orientation, and rotate them. That's exactly what I did with the Acorn Owl! I reduced the bejeebers out of him, making him ~one inch high and used Photo Elements to add multiple owls who were rotated to create a whimsical Autumn scene.

The owls were printed twice, once on Neenah cardstock and once on regular printer paper. I colored the owls on the good cardstock using my Copic markers and fussy cut one of 'em, which I put aside for later. The printer paper owls were fussy cut and adhered over their counterparts with temporary adhesive to act as masks. Once the masks were in place, I airbrushed the sky using the Copic Airbrush system. I intentionally used short horizontal bursts of air, using varying pressure, to create a wispy clouded sky. Once done, I added a Copic colored lawn.

I die-cut white cardstock using SCACD's wonderful Breezy Branches Statement Corner, which I colored with Copic markers. The corner was adhered to the scene and the fussy cut colored cardstock Acorn Owl was perched on a branch.

Some Clear Glaze Gelly Roll pen accents were added to the Acorn Owls' acorn hat, eyes, beak, and feet to add a bit of dimension and shine. The scene was matted with white cardstock and popped onto a brown card.

Here's my second project, featuring the Steampunk Dragon!

Steampunk Dragon was slightly reduced and printed onto white Neenah cardstock. He was colored with Copic markers and die cut. I gave him a sandy floor and a dotted background.

I created my own patterned paper using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints and the Apparatus stencil by ArtistCellar.

Gears from the Timepiece stamp set by Hampton Art for 7 Gypsies was stamped onto black cardstock using Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Tarnished Gold embossing powder. One side was edged with the Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Tarnished Gold embossing powder, then adhered to the painted piece and trimmed. All edges were Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Tarnished Gold embossing powder. This piece was adhered to a black card.

The Steampunk Dragon panel was matted on black cardstock, then adhered to the card front. Black cardstock was die-cut using a very old QuicKutz die, smooshed into the VersaMark pad, heat embossed it with Tarnished Gold embossing powder, and added to the corners. I ran out of room, so I did not use the sentiment that came with the gorgeous Steampunk Dragon. It says, "I heard you were draggin'!" :D

Now I'm done prattling, so click on over to visit Delphine's blog, where she will inspire you with her fabulous creations!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. You are so creative Kathi! Love it! The first card just cracked me up. :)

  2. Wow! Both cards are fabulous and so different! The owls are so much fun and I can actually see it falling! That dragon is stunning! Gorgeous colors and I love how you made the background. So much detail and it's just beautiful!



  3. Kathi, you are amazing. WOWZERS!!! The acorn is adorable and I love that you maximized the diginess of him. However, that dragon...... LOVE IT. love, love, LOVE!!!

  4. Fantastic cards, Kathi! Great designs!

  5. What fun creations! That dragon is amazing!

  6. Both cards are great but the first one is too funny! Great job!

  7. Both fantastic cards, Kathi! And I totally love your owls, brilliant!! Hugs Delphine xx

  8. Haha! Spinning falling owls, poor thing! I love your sky btw, it looks wonderful, I will have to try that technique. I have an airbrush but don't really use it much. And I love the embossing on the dragon card and your choice of colors, he looks amazing with the pale coloring against the dark brown.

  9. Your dragon is off the charts awesome! I love how you colored him -- the shading on the wings makes me think he will take off at any moment! You did a beautiful job!

  10. Oh my these are AWESOME!!!! LOVE your creativity on the first card and the second is just FABULOUS!!!

  11. Awesome work yet again!! Love the cleverness of the cute owl card - such a creative idea and beautifully executed. The dragon looks very cool all steampunked out and great use of that neat stencil too :)

  12. Kathi, you did a great job of coloring both cards! Love the fun owl scene; and that dragon is just ultra-cool! Love the embossing on the dragon card, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny