Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope ya’ll had fantastic weekends! Since it was rainy and cold, I stayed close to home. I got a lot of organizing and purging done in my studio and that sure feels good! I was also able to make a trip into town to visit our brand new Hobby Lobby store!! I took the whole family with me and we really had a good time! The store is just huge and there is so much to see! I have some blog buddies who often post about their finds from Hobby Lobby and I wanted to visit one and now I can!

I participated in Card Patterns sketch challenge. The sponsor is My Memories, a digital scrapbooking company, so I thought I would use my digital scrapbooking goodies to create a card.

 What I have here is a 5 x 5 digital card front. I created the entire piece using Photoshop Elements. I made a 12 x 12 canvas, and added the layers and embellishments following the sketch guidelines. After I was satisfied with my card front, I saved it and resized it to 5 x 5. I like working with the papers and elements in their original size and then resizing at the end, this way everything stays in the proper proportions and I’m not having to measure and guess-ta-mate at sizes…it’s just what works for me!

  All supplies used to create the card front are from the An Affair to Remember kit by Shabby Princess.

Then I printed the card front on GOOD QUALITY paper (can’t stress this enough!) I used Premium Presentation Paper-Matte by Epson. This is my personal preference…I have friends who print on regular glossy photo paper, whatever works!  Once my image was dry, I trimmed it out using my paper trimmer, adhered it to a card base and call it finished. 

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I’m having fun in my studio again! Can you tell? LOL!! Thank you for dropping by today.



T. said...

Very nice. I zoomed in and the elements look real!!!

T. said...

AND the paper looks like soft fabric!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! Your card is awesome! The digital elements looks real on the card. Love it!

Sheila H said...

I'm so impressed with digital crafting - that's something I'be yet to try. Yours is so beautiful!

F.T said...

So artistic pies of work, how ever the top button looks something extra but all in all it is pretty.

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TesaB said...

Wow! Super FAB digi card!!! Love the colors and all the beautiful details! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!