Julie Mogford Designs | Premiere Release Available

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I am so proud to announce that my Premiere Release is now available!  You can find all of the products at MY SHOP.  All of the products are DIGITAL and will be available for download at time of purchase.  

I have a few more projects to share with you today from some guest designers.  Let's have a look at what these ladies have created.

Projects:

I first saw Brenda Noelke's work on instagram where she makes such beautiful cards with flowers, so I asked her if she would like to help celebrate my first release. She was so kind to offer her talents and I couldn't be more pleased! If you haven't been following her, you must check out her blog too!

I love how she created a layout with the flowers from Gardenia Digital Stamps using the white background version so she could overlap the images, and then used it on both cards - one with portrait layout and one landscape.  And the coloring......*swoon*!  Thank you so much, Brenda!

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Our second guest is Keren Baker!  I met Keren through her work with Winnie & Walter. One of the many things I love about Keren's projects is that they often have a "thinking outside the box" quality to them.  I am often left thinking, "how did she do that?" or "I never could have thought of that!" In a word: mesmerizing! Check out her blog and her instagram!  You will not be disappointed!!!

Keren used the Gardenia Digital Die Cuts for her flowers, but also used the Rose Window pattern and modified the line thickness and created a die cut background panel! and, for her second card, she used the negative space from the panel to create a dimensional background. See what I mean?  Never would have thought of it - but I love it! And, how cute are the gardenia's cut from patterned paper? Keren, when I finally take a trip to England, can I come over and play? Thank you so much for joining me for this release!!!

 
 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the project ideas.

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Sneak Peek Day 3 | Elegant Lady

It is Sneak Peek Day 3 - and it's time to reveal the Elegant Lady Collection!

The Elegant Lady Collection started off as a project from a class I was taking and the heroine is inspired by Lady Rose MacClare portrayed by Lily James in the series Downton Abbey. It is my first attempt at drawing a person, and though it was challenging for me, I could see myself doing a few more characters in the future. Both the lady and the additional elements could be used in a variety of ways.  Let's take a closer look at the sets.

All of the products for this release are DIGITAL and will be available for download at time of purchase.  The descriptions below will give more information about the file type for each product and suggestions for use.

Product Details:

Elegant Lady DIGITAL STAMPS

Your download will include the following files, all in PNG format:

  • 1 single, grouped PNG file with all of the images
  • 1 single, grouped PNG file with all of the images with white backgrounds*
  • 1 folder containing each of the individual image files
  • 1 folder containing each of the individual image files with white backgrounds*

*White backgrounds on digital stamps are great for overlapping images with no lines peeking through.

Suggested Uses:

  • Images can be grouped, resized, and printed on media appropriate for your home printer.  
  • These images can also be used in digital projects. 
 

Elegant Lady DIGITAL STAMPS + BORDERS

Your download will include the following 2 files, both in SVG format:

  • 1 single, grouped SVG file with all of the images and their coordinating die cut borders
  • 1 single, grouped SVG file with all of the images and their coordinating die cut borders with white backgrounds*

*White backgrounds are great for overlapping images with no lines peeking through.

Suggested Uses

  • Images can be grouped, resized, and printed on media appropriate for your home printer.  
  • These images can also be used in digital projects. 
  • This set differs from the "stamps only" version because it includes the cut line border around each image, shown by the pink outline. This makes for a great "print and cut" option.

NOTE:  In most cases, customers will choose either the DIGITAL STAMPS or the DIGITAL STAMPS + BORDERS, but not usually both.

 

Elegant Lady DIGITAL DIE CUTS

Your download will include the following:

-1 single, grouped DXF file with all 5  images
-1 single, grouped PNGfile with all 5  images
-1 single, grouped SVG file with all 5  images 

Suggested Uses - use with digital die cutting system to create intricate paper cut outs

 

Elegant Lady COLORING PAGE

This download contains one high resolution 300ppi, 8.5x11 PDF printable coloring page, and is ready to print at home.

 

Projects:

On Sneak Peek Day 2, I mentioned that I made this Rose Window hot pink foiled background, and now you can see the finished card.  It's the background for the Elegant Lady!  You can see some of the shine at the top of the card.

I used the Elegant Lady Digital Stamps + Borders and the Elegant Lady Digital Die Cuts to create the focal image.  The main image was printed and actually cut by hand because I did not want the halo.  The frame was cut around the outside edge, foiled in more pink, and then colored with a pink marker to give the two-tone frame. The main image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

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You can really see the shine on the background and the frame.  I added more shine in the form of glossy accents on the headband jewels, and Wink of Stella on the necklace and white gloves.

 

For the next two projects, I decided to use more of the Elegant Lady Digital Die Cuts, and create my own stencils.  I actually used the Silhouette Adhesive Backed Stencil Material. Word of warning - It works great, but is very sticky.  Make sure to remove some of the sticky by tapping on your clothes, or other similar method.

I cut the same shape in 4 sizes because I wanted some variety, so when I put the shape in the Silhouette software, I just drew a 4.25x5.5 rectangle, and then sized the flourish for the card a few times.  Now I have the shape in multiple sizes for different projects.

For this card, I used a sponge dauber and Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream hybrid ink to sponge over the stencil on kraft card stock. I stamped a Hero Arts birthday sentiment and added Queen & Co. Jellies - enamel dots.

 
 

I used a larger stencil and distress inks in Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers with blending tools.  Then I added the "hooray" stamp from Winnie & Walter's The Party. Both of these make great one layer cards, and so quick!  Love these colors together!!!

 
 

That takes care of Day 3.  I hope you enjoyed the projects.  And, tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

The products will be available Monday, July 17th, @ 7:17am CST.  Tomorrow, I will also be sharing a few more projects from some guest designers, so I hope you will join me then!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sneak Peek Day 2 | Rose Window

It is Sneak Peek Day 2 - and it's time to reveal the Rose Window set!

The Rose Window: Digital Paper & Journal Cards are an ode to my fondness of those geometric coloring books of the 80's, and the recent revival of coloring books of all kinds. If you caught my calendar freebie earlier this year, this design should be familiar to you. This time, the design covers the entire page or journal card, and there are a variety of sizes that are packed into this set.

All of the products for this release are DIGITAL and will be available for download at the time of purchase. The descriptions below will give more information about the file types included and suggestions for use.

Product Details:

Rose Window DIGITAL PAPERS AND JOURNAL CARDS

This download contains high resolution 300ppi files of the Rose Window pattern in multiple sizes (all sizes noted in inches) in JPG, PNG and PDF for your crafting/digital needs:

Your download will include the following files:

10 JPG files:

  • Journal Card sizes:  3x4, 4x3, 4x6, 6x4
  • Print Ready with bleed sizes (labeled PP): 3.25x4.25, 4.25x3.25, 4.25x6.25 and 6.25x4.25*
  • Paper sizes:  8.5x11 and 12x12

7 PNG files:

  • Journal card sizes:  3x4, 4x3, 4x6, 6x4
  • Paper sizes:  8.5x11 and 12x12
  • Square single image: 2.5

2 PDF files:

  • PDF - jc_duo - includes 4x3 and 6x4 journal cards
  • PDF - jc_duo-with bleed - includes 4.25x3.25 and 6.25x4.25 journal cards

*You can print the image at home, or at the photo finisher/printing company of your choice.

Suggested Uses:

  • Print pages or cards and color and trim for card making, scrapbooking or other memory keeping.
  • Print and foil with preferred foiling machine
  • Use PNG version of images in digital scrapbooking
 

Projects:

At the moment, I'm really enjoying using this set with my Minc foiling machine.  This Hot Pink Minc foil on light pink paper was so pretty after the reveal!  You will get another look at this background during the Sneak Peek on Day 3.

 

I would say I have loved all of the shiny foils I have tried, but one thing I was dreaming of doing is a watercolor / smooshing technique with this pattern.  However, I wanted the wet colors to resist the lines of the design, allowing the colors to pool, as if the image was embossed.  Then, I came across this post by k.becca where she tests using Minc White Foil & Acetate.  White Foil??? That sounded promising. So I ordered it on the chance it might give me the resist I was looking for. Here are a couple of samples I created.

I was nervous at first because the black image under the foil made the white look almost grey, but after you add the watercolor, the lines look more white against the bright colors. You can see that I tried for more pooling with the yellow/aqua/blue card, and the pink/purple has a more all over water color look.  I love how this white foil worked out to give me a white image for my printed designs!

 

First, I used the PNG version of the Rose Window image that was a 4x6 journal card size and then cropped it to 4x5.25 so I could keep the circle in the center of each quadrant of the page.  Then, I used the stroke feature in Photoshop to make the line a bit thicker (I added 5px stroke to the center of the line).  I wanted to be sure the white line would be thick enough for this technique.  If you look at the pink foil above, you will see the lines are very thin!

Then, I printed a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of bristol in my black laser printer, and foiled the whole sheet with the white.  I cut the sheet into quarters and began experimenting with my distress inks and water, drying in between second and third layers of colors.  

After everything was dry, I got out my trusty word cutaways from Winnie & Walter.  For this card, I used the In a Word: Hello Cutaway, added the friend stamp from True, and accented the words with strings of pink gemstones. BTW, I need to get a MISTI because I had to draw over my stamp, and the lines are not as crisp as I would like.  The bold font allows the fun Rose Window pattern to show through.

 

Using the rest of the pink panel, I cut a heart using the Winnie & Walter True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways and then the word thanks from The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways using silver paper.  The silver heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh add a simple accent to finish the card.

 

The final card was cut from another panel that I created of a gradient from yellow to green and then to aqua blue. Again, the pattern shows up so nicely inside of the large In a Word: Hi Cutaway.  Add a few Sparkling Clear sequins and the card is done!!! 

 

And that's all we have for today!  I hope you liked these projects. Check back again tomorrow for Sneak Peek Day 3 - Elegant Lady!

Sneak Peek Day 1 | Gardenia

It is Sneak Peek Day 1 - and it's time to reveal the Gardenia collection!

The Gardenia Collection is a celebration of the Gardenia flower.  Floral images are so beautiful and I love to use them on a variety of projects. Most often, I use them for cards for anything from birthday cards to sympathy to thank you.  

All of the products for this release are DIGITAL and will be available for download at time of purchase.  The descriptions below will give more information about the file type for each product and suggestions for use.

Product Details:

Gardenia DIGITAL STAMPS

Your download will include the following files, all in PNG format:

  • 1 single, grouped PNG file with all of the images
  • 1 single, grouped PNG file with all of the images with white backgrounds*
  • 1 folder containing individual floral and leaf images and one word image
  • 1 folder containing individual floral and leaf images with white backgrounds

*White backgrounds on digital stamps are great for overlapping images with no lines peeking through.

Suggested Uses:

  • Images can be grouped, resized, and printed on media appropriate for your home printer.  
  • These images can also be used in digital projects. 
 

Gardenia DIGITAL STAMPS + BORDERS

Your download will include the following 2 files, both in SVG format:

-1 single, grouped SVG file with all of the floral and leaf  images plus the handwritten word and their coordinating die cut borders
-1 single, grouped SVG file with all of the floral and leaf  images and their coordinating die cut borders with white backgrounds*

*White backgrounds are great for overlapping images with no lines peeking through.

Suggested Uses

  • Images can be grouped, resized, and printed on media appropriate for your home printer.  
  • These images can also be used in digital projects. 
  • This set differs from the "stamps only" version because it includes the cut line border around each image, shown by the pink outline. This makes for a great "print and cut" option.

NOTE:  In most cases, customers will choose either the DIGITAL STAMPS or the DIGITAL STAMPS + BORDERS, but not usually both.

 
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Gardenia DIGITAL DIE CUTS

Your download will include the following:

-1 single, grouped DXF file with all 8  images
-1 single, grouped PNGfile with all 8  images
-1 single, grouped SVG file with all 8  images 

Suggested Uses - use with digital die cutting system to create intricate paper cut outs

 

Projects:

I have created a couple of projects to show you some possible ways to use these products.  

The first was created as a Mother's Day card for my dear mom, Debbie.  She loves gardenias, and I had been wanting to create this flower for her for some time.  I was finally able to get the flower just the way I wanted it, and I am so pleased she loved it too.

For this card I actually used two different sets.  The background is created from the Gardenia DIGITAL STAMPS using the images that include a white background.  This allowed me to resize and overlap the flowers without seeing the lines from the other images.  This acts much like masking a stamped image and then stamping over the masking to make the first image appear to be in front.  Once I had all of the various gardenias arranged in the background, I printed this image onto kraft cardstock using my black laser printer, and then foiled the image using Heidi Swapp Gold Minc foil. If you look toward the bottom of the card, you can see the light accenting the gold foiled flowers.

 

For the main image, I used the Gardenia DIGITAL STAMPS + BORDERS set so that I could "print and cut" the image with my Silhouette Cameo. Just like in the preview image above, you can see the border the SVG file provides.  I don't mind fussy cutting, but this is also a great option. I chose to use a few pale pink / peach shades of Letraset Aquamarkers to paint in the shadow depth of the white gardenia and the leaves were all colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  To accent the card, I chose the "thankful for you" stamp from Winnie & Walter's A Tree for All Seasons, embossed in gold, and added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in gold, marshmallow flat and sparkling clear.

 

This little beauty was made all from scraps!  Don't you just love that?  The frame, flower and leaves were all cut with card stock scraps I had in my stash. {The frame is from another die cut coming on Sneak Peek Day 3 from the Elegant Lady collection.}  The frame was cut 4 times and glued together to provide a raised surface for the large gardenia and leaves from the Gardenia DIGITAL DIE CUTS set. I love the shadows on this card.  You will get another glimpse of the layers in the image below. 

 

Before attaching the elements, I planned where to stamp the sentiment by placing the frame and flower on the card, and marking off the area with a light pencil mark.  The sweet handwritten message stamp is from Stampabilities, and perfect for this card. The final touches are more sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in watermelon and sparkling clear.

So, what did you think?  Are these sets giving you any ideas?  I would love to hear what you think in the comments below! Oh, and for those of you wondering, yes, I did write the word Gardenia in the set. :)

Tomorrow - Sneak Peek Day 2 - Rose Window!  See you then!

Sneak Peek Previews | Premiere Release

Hello again!  

Just popping back in to share a few previews before the sneak peeks tomorrow! If you haven't heard yet, starting tomorrow, I will be sharing sneak peeks of my new products that will be available on Monday, July 17th.

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Are you ready?  Here are a few images to pique your interest.

 

The Gardenia Collection is a lovely floral set for multiple occasions. I love having a variety of flowers to choose for my projects, and this one includes 3 different gardenias and additional leaves.

 

The Rose Window set includes a fun geometric in a variety of paper and journal card sizes, ready to be colored or foiled. Great for card backgrounds or scrapbook projects.

 

The Elegant Lady Collection was inspired slightly by my love of all things Downton Abbey. It includes some additional flourishes, and a coloring page option. 

 

I can't wait to share the first set of sneak peeks tomorrow of the full sets for the Gardenia Collection and a few samples I have created.

What do you think?  Anything you are especially looking forward to?  I'd love to hear from you below!

Until tomorrow....