Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time Out Thursday: Using Clip Art Images On Cards & Layouts

A lot of us use different types of rubber or acrylic stamps as images when we are making cards. We also search online for digital stamps which are sometimes cheaper and take up much less space the craft room.

Have you ever tried using coloring pages or clip art for your cards? Clip art images and coloring pages are easy to use, make wonderful cards and best of all, they are free to use (Make sure they are Royalty-free).  There are thousands of images online and can be a great source if you’re looking for something different for your card, scrapbook page or paper crafts.   For those who are into Copics, coloring pages are good images to practice on, since they are not as detailed as some of the rubber and acrylic stamps.  Here are a few cards I made using coloring pages I found online.

The two above images are were downloaded from a free online coloring page website.
They are Sarah Kay images.

This little guy is a Precious Memories coloring page
I used colored pencils and gamsol on all my cards.
Many websites offer free clip art, as long as you are using it for non-commercial purposes.
There are plenty of sites out there.  Here are a few 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards and today's TOT.


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