I’m Otterly In Love

Hello friends!  Happy Friday!  Do have any plans for the weekend?  I have plans to probably stay in and color since there’s snow predicted for us! Brr!

I wanted to share a card I’ve made with this “OTTERLY” adorable brand new Pairables digital set that has come out today from Digi Doodle Studios:

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Isn’t that the sweetest little face?!  This entire scene was digitally created on my computer using the *NEW* Otterly Love Pairables set from Digi Doodle Studios!  If you’d like to take a look at what’s in the entire set, then check it out in the store link or see the bottom of this post!  I will have another card coming with this same set soon, so stay tuned!

*Tip*  The “thing” I love about creating scenes digitally as apposed to regular stamping is that there’s no masking involved!  Just create on the computer and you can resize and arrange/bring forward/bring back, etc all you want without the hassle and it’s easy to start over as it’s on your computer!  It’s easier than you think if you’ve never done it!

So as I mentioned, I arranged each image on my computer how I wanted the images to be and printed it out, colored it in and sponged in some distress ink along the edges so the whole panel has color over it.

I die cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and used the same die set to cut a larger piece in the brown cardstock that was layered over an A2 sized top folding white card base.

I used my Cricut to cut out the cattails along the right side.  I popped it up with some thin pieces of foam tape to add to my design.  Lastly, I finished out the card with some gold heart sequins around the sentiment.  (This is a nice flat design so it’s easily mailable too!)

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Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on this cutie!  I’ve used my Copic markers to color most of the panel including all of the grass blades.

I took a white gel pen to give him extra highlight on his eyeballs and cheeks.  I also covered the pond water with a glitter brush pen for some shimmer.  Not sure you can see it, but of course it’s nice and glittery in person!

I’ve also used a sponge to lightly cover the cattails with white ink.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today using this darling new Pairables set from DDS!  I’m seriously looking forward to sharing more with it soon as I think this has easily become my favorite!!  🙂

Please be sure to check out not only the store, but grab some inspiration by joining us on our Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group as well as join in some challenges!  You can check out several ways to enter for a chance to win by CLICKING HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I’ll see you soon!

Here is the Digi Doodle Studios product(s) used on my card today:  (Click on the photo to view/purchase in the store.)

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Challenges:

  1.  Country View – Love
  2. The Paper Funday – Anything Goes with optional Friendship
  3. Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes #71
  4. Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes
  5. Let’s Craft and Create – Anything Goes with optional:  Love is in the Air
  6. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies– PIP2001 Anything Goes

26 thoughts on “I’m Otterly In Love

  1. I am so impressed with how you digitally created this darling scene!! Beautiful coloring as always and like the cattails. I have the same weekend plans as you. Hugs, Donna

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  2. No snow out my way this weekend but I think staying in for some crafting time is a great idea anyway. 😀 I love this new set of otters and can hardly wait to get it and play with it. It’s amazing what you did using your computer for merging and moving the images. What program were you using? I need to take lessons from you. Your card is absolutely adorable, Vicki, and your coloring skills are marvelous!

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    1. Awe! Thanks so much Connie! 🙂 I use just plain old Word doc. to grab images to put onto a blank document. I resize and “arrange’ them how I’d like them to look and print it out! That’s it! I believe that DDS has PNG images which you want when you create a scene so it doesn’t have a weird overlap in it. Not sure that made sense, but let me know if you need further help! 🙂

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  3. So cute, Vicki! What a fun scene! The pretty sky and grass is beautifully inky, and that detailed cattail growing through the grass is a fantastic design idea! This card has Vicki’s smiles from top to bottom! Gorgeous, my friend. Hugs, de

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  4. Just when I think I’ve seen the cutest card ever, you make another one that just makes me go awwww a little bit longer 😉 How adorable is this otter and the cattails look wonderful the way you wove them through the tall grass! Coloring perfection as always and just the cutest card of all! 🙂

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  5. Fabulous scene making and thank you for the tip about using Digi’s and not having to mask x. Utterly adorable card and as always I love your attention to detail. Super cute card x.

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  6. Oh how cute is this little guy – I wish I had the talent you have as far as making a digital scene – I do good to just resize my image from a digi. I know it just takes practice. Love all the detail on this card.

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  7. How precious!! I love that sweet, sweet face!! Sensational layout with your die cut cattails!! The perfect embellishment for this delightful design!

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  8. This completely caught my attention!! I love otters. We recently got a pair at our BioPark – they are named Chaos and Mayhem. Such adorable creatures! Your scene is just perfect, and I love the corner die that fits in perfectly. Wonderful creation!

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