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
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 :
And there is my finished card
All of the images are downloadable , please feel to use and share!!
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