Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Word Art Wednesday and Snipit

Every week the wonderful world of Word Art Wednesday is brought to us with a beautiful digital Bible verse stamp done by Karen Murray  you can visit her every day at  Papercraft Memories. Take a trip over there, you will love what you find!

I wanted to make mention of something , I know I've said this before  many times but someone asked me today why my cards were so flat, have I ever considered using more dimension.  Right now it is very popular to have a great deal of dimension on Design Team cards - they are extremely beautiful, they are like wedding cakes!  I think they should be framed! The artists often spend 5-6 hours on these cards and it shows.  But those cards aren't going to battlefields and being mailed 20-30 per week - mine are.  So the flat-ish is intentional, I need to get them in a regular envelope with affordable postage.  Most of my cards are going to people I do not know or know just slightly. .  What I teach here is what I do: make cards to mail and to bless, and to be affordable both in supplies  and in postage.  I do use ribbon and ornaments and embellishments, I love them, in order to keep them mailable I work at making them very striking with out the dimension.  Of course there will be the cards that are duds - but that is all part of growing!  Anyway.....

Working with digitals you really need to use full  or half sheets of paper , most printers don't like scraps in the 3x4 size! Using that for most printers is a great way to test your patience levels while you are clearing a paper jam.
This is what I do, I do my layout in word of the verse - today I am using Word Art Wednesdays
verse:



I did a 6 up layout in word:




Then in the blink of an I turned it into a jpeg using the windows tool Snip-it!!  
Both of the above are download-able.  if your are unfamiliar with snip it check this video out on 
you tube. It is well worth your time!

I went on to make my card using one of my digital images for back grounds : 

a card sketch:


Some scraps




 And there is my finished card



All of the images are downloadable , please feel to use and share!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M



2 comments:

  1. Hi Ginny, I am on Christian Paper Artists FB Group with you and saw your link. What a beautiful card!! I LOVE it! :) Thanks for sharing the link to blog and your beautiful work.

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  2. Ginny,
    This card has such richness and the layout is just beautiful. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fine, fun day, full of glorious giggles, with buckets of blessings from Heaven as you work, and play.
    Carole Robb Bisson

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