Thursday, January 30, 2014

Graffiti Drip Stamp Card - Digi Style

Happy Thursday!

It's time for another paper project gone digital. Today's inspiration is from my friend Julie Heyer. Julie created a number of cards in her Monday blog post and one of them just called out to me to be done digitally using the Graffiti Digital Kit.

Here's my inspiration:

Cool, huh?

Let's get started on the digital version...

1. Create a brush with the Graffiti Spritz Drip Image: Using the marquee tool, select that image and drag it onto a new blank file. With the image selected, choose Edit -> Define Brush Preset and click 'Okay.' Close the file without saving it.

2. Create a new document that measures 5 inches wide and 7 inches high, 300ppi resolution.

3. Fill the new document with white.

4. Create a new layer.

5. Select the Brush tool and select the Spritz Drip brush. Set the size to approximately 1000 - 12000 pixels.

6. Pick a bright (think 'neon') foreground color. Start with Hot Pink and move your way through the rainbow.

7. Click to stamp the image in the upper section of the card.

8. Repeat steps 4-7, changing colors and moving down each time. Don't worry too much about exact placement. Because each color is in a separate layer, you can adjust the actual position once all the colors are done.

9. Move things around until you're pleased with the look.
For added variety, I 'flipped' the image on a couple of the colors.

10. Select a sentiment stamp and add it as a new layer on top of the rainbow drips. I used a quote from the Graffiti kit, but you could easily follow Julie's lead and pick something from another kit as well. Really, the sky's the limit with this one!

11. Add a black background matte to really make the card pop.
Adding the quote 'off center' adds a bit more interest.

12. Email to a friend (or several friends) or post it on Facebook.

Wasn't that easy?

Hybrid Variation 1: After step 10, print the card out on white card stock, trim and mount onto a black card (or black panels on white or multi-colored cards).

Hybrid Variation 2: After Step 9, print out several on white card stock and trim to size. Stamp with various sentiments using Club Scrap's India Ink and mount onto a black card (or black panels on white or multi-colored cards) for a collection of hybrid cards!

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. Thanks, Julie!

Until next time,



  1. Awesome Ron - love doing this sort of thing.

  2. Well, isn't that a fun surprise!! So glad you liked my card!! I love what you have done digitally and will definitely be trying this out!! Awesome!

  3. Fun stuff, Ron! Love how the card turned out. It's so neat to see how the inspiration from an "actual" card gets re-created digitally. Gotta try this.

  4. I just love when you teach us how to re-create beautiful artwork digitally! Thanks, Ron!

  5. Ron
    you make it sound so easy! Love it

  6. Thanks for another neat tutorial. This one I may actually give a try ...;)


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