Hopefully, you have had a day that has included Worship, Word, rest, and maybe a little creative time!
After a busy morning and afternoon, I decided to work on a challenge card for The Christian Cardmakers Group on Facebook. This weekend's challenge was to make a masculine cards in a color palette of grays, whites, and browns. I love these colors, so many shades, and a real opportunity to bring in texture. I thought I would share my card with you and the process. I also have two freebies for you today!
Here is my card: I actually made two.
I love buying the big stacks of paper made (I think) for scrapbooking. I use my pads for card making only - I don't scrap.
You will often find some very cool photos in these pads and I love using them in cards
the strong images can really be a wonderful setting for a verse or sentiment.
I think the whole trick to this is finding the best area to serve as a backdrop, it may on be one image a sheet - but that is okay because chances are your eye will gravitate to the most exciting area
Here are a few cards I have done in the past with photo pages:
you can add sentiments or directly print on them with your inkjet printer. I always do a proof print with tracing paper to make sure I have my lettering in the correct position. This technique isn't for everyone and If you don't like experimenting - just add a sentiment like I did with today's card.
I have a large collection of 12x12 paper pads that chopped down to 6x6 and stored and organized with an index. I did this about 10 years ago ( where has the time gone) and it has bee a terrific way to manage my paper. Even after moving this across country three times, it has held up and been really useful. Her is a drawer with #'s 50-54 in it. According to my index I would find colors in the range I was looking for in the #50 file.
I found these two pictures - perfect!
I cut the images, to the correct size and edged them in black.
Pulled a A verse from my printed verse file and a matching label frame that I had saved from a previous project, edged it in black.
I placed all the layers together on a textured Charcoal base and added a little rayon fiber.
If you have some of these photo papers and are shy about trying them, with cardstock create a cut out of the size card that you want to make and move it over the image until you "frame" a part that pops for you and then go ahead and cut. It is really a lot of fun!
For your card making stash:
A photo to try this out
And from Karen Murray and Word Art Wednesday
Thank you for stopping by and I hope for many blessings for you this week!