Using Digital Images To Create Fall Cards

By | 09/18/2020

Have you  tried a digital image yet?

I’m completely hooked now.  I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the fact that I can pick out an image that I want to use to create something with and then get it immediately!  Instant gratification!

The card that I’m sharing with you today is from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  It’s called Girl with Wheelbarrow.  It’s very sweet and perfect for this time of year.

Create a Fall Card with digital images and Copic Markers

The digital image itself is a black and white image of the girl pushing the wheelbarrow full of pumpkins and her puppy.  I added the scene with my Copics by sketching in the road, the hill, and the trees.  I love creating these background scenes.  I learned how to do them from Mindy Baxter’s Copic classes.  She creates a different background each time she creates a new monthly class and she has some classes just devoted to creating backgrounds.  I used the techniques I learned in one of those classes to create my very own version of a fall background.

You don’t need to create a scene background.  I’ve made several cards using digital images that I either just used the image for a nice clean and simple look, or I used my dies to create a nice card the old fashioned way!  You can basically do anything you want to create a card with a digital image that you can with a stamped image.  (Although…I’m not sure about heat embossing and you would need a laser printer to do the foiling thing I think.)


Create a Fall Card with digital images and Copic Markers


Printing a digital image and resizing it is very easy to do.  I just use my Brother Ink Jet printer and add some 110# cardstock to the paper tray.  I actually just use Word and insert the digital image from the file I am saving it in on my computer.  I then resize it and I select the text wrapping square layout option so that I can move the image around on the page.

By doing this, you can put two images together and create an entire scene before you print it.  It depends on how comfortable you are with doing things like that.  Layering images might require sending one backwards so they overlap the way you want them to.  It gets easier every single time you do it and there are a ton of videos on how to do it.

Create a Fall Card with digital images and Copic Markers


The sentiment is from Patricia’s Hello Basics Sentiment Set.  She has a bunch of greetings packed into one set so you have a lot to chose from.  She has a Spanish version along with an English version as well.  I especially love this sentiment…Just a note.  That was the one I asked for and I love the font she used for this.  It’s so perfect!

I hope that you give digital images a try.  I’m all in on them!  All you need is a printer, some paper and your coloring medium.  (You also need a trimmer and some adhesive…but that is about it!)  Storing them takes up no space!  I love it!


Copic Combinations:


Hair: E79,77,74,71,00, 09

Skin: E13,11,00,04

Pants: B26,24,21

Shirt: BV17,13, B23

Shoes: N9,6,4

Wheelbarrow: R 59,27,24,22 Wheel: N9,6,4,2 Handles: E79,74,71

Pumpkins: YR 18, 16, 15, 14 Leaves: YG 67,63,61  Stem: E77,71


Trees: E 37,43,44,49, W1, R22,24,27,59 YR 00,04,120,12 Y 11,35,28

Grass: YG 91,93,95,97

Road: W00,1,3,5, E30, 31

Sky: B0000, BG10


Links for Kinda Cute by Patricia:

Kinda Cute by Patricia Girl With Wheelbarrow:

Hello Basics Set in the online shop:

Hello Basics Spanish version in the online shop:

Kinda Cute by Patricia Digital image on Etsy:

Hello Basics Sentiment set on Etsy:

Hello Basics Spanish version on Etsy:

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Group on Facebook:


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