Digital card design

Can you believe it that we are now already in May? Believe it a not, it is so and so here I am with my DT project for Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge blog. I am using both the image and a sentiment from the new Patriotic Poppies stamp set (linked below).

Today I am sharing a card I created digitally in Procreate. Hubby had gifted me an iPad so that I could learn digital drawing and this is my first attempt at creating a whole card in the app. I created the arrangement by coloring the stamp in Procreate after importing the .png version of the digital stamp and applying the Reference function to the layer with the digi on it. This allowed me to color the flower on a lower layer and apply the relevant shadows and highlights. Once completed, I duplicated the flower bunch and flipped the duplicate horizontally. I also copied the smaller flower and pasted it behind my created bouquet to give it some height.

I completed the card by designing the oval element behind the flowers and then, in turn, the pattern in the background. This was accomplished by using the Corrugated Iron brush that comes with Procreate. Once I was happy with the design, I printed it out onto heavy weight cardstock. I scored it in the middle and folded it into a one layer A2 notecard.

We would love to see your creation in our challenge over at Jan's Digital Stamp Shop Challenge blog. The challenge is Anything Goes and you have the whole month of May to join us. You have an additional chance at the prize if you use one of Jan's images. 

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  1. I am so jello, Monica! I, too, had obtained Procreate years ago for my first iPad and never understood how to use it! You are a natural, and I love what you have done with this beautiful poppy stem by JDS. The faint vertical lines, the long oval, the intense colors, the meaningful sentiment -- all fantastically arranged on this wonderful card!
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  2. Your digital masterpiece sounds so complicated, but it turned out so pretty. Thanks for another beautiful team project for the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  3. People don't appreciate the work and hours to design digitally, something as gorgeous as this. I love the details you have achieved, my tool of choice is Photoshop. I haven't used Procreate, but you certainly know how to.

  4. A beautiful card which showcases the gorgeous poppies so well.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. What you have described Monica sounds very complicated and if I am honest I have no idea how you produced your card - but it is beautiful and will be much admired.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Well done this is amazing for your first go at creating in the program.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  7. A lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. I'm back with my DT hat on and just to say your work is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  9. You've created a wonderful card with the beautiful poppies. Your digital skills are amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x