Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #428

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  It looks complicated put it's really not.  Just break down the elements and it'll be really simple.

Our old friend Bonnie opened up a digital store of her own called We Are 3.  She is sponsoring this week and was so generous to give us some goodies to play with.  I kept my card really simple, I must confess I am working on Christmas projects that I need to get done before Thanksgiving so my cards have taken a place on the bottom rung of the priority ladder.

My card features Glitter Tags and Storybook Christmas papers.  I cut the santa image out from it's glitter border because I wanted to keep my card a bit muted for a masculine type card.

How I made this card.  First of all, I opened up a word document and made it landscape.  I opened up the digital paper and moved it to the furthest bottom right corner.  The paper measure 6x6 so I didn't want to resize it which could distort the image - that house is too pretty to distort.  I drew a box that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and placed that over the image that I wanted to print.  I then "whited out" the areas that I didn't want to print by drawing white boxes.  (Now I know many of you are wondering why I did it this way.  I don't own photoshop so this is how I get it work.)  Then I removed the original box.  I then brought in my Santa image off to the side and printed this all at one time.  I cut the card portion out and scored as I usually do.  I then cut a piece of white card stock using the Moroccan dies by Spellbinders.  I cut a black circle.  I layered the focal image to the black circle and that to the embellishment piece.

After that I just took a snowdrifts border die and laid it on my card and drew stitch lines with a white gel pen using the border die as my guide.  Easy!

I do hope to see you over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog - you're gonna love it!  And be sure to visit the design team, too.


Have a great day!

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jenée said...

WOW, lots of work to create your card, but very much worth it. Your card is lovely! I would never have guessed you did it via graphics rather than the old fashion cut and paste. Beautiful work.

Carol L said...

I like how you cropped the Santa image and used that pretty paper to steal the spotlight. Fun die-cut behind the image too :)

Patti said...

You gave me a major oh gosh why didn't I think of that moment with your hand drawn stitch lines!! I love what you did with the We Are 3 products and your sketch!!

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