Thursday, September 19, 2013

Note Card

Today's card is a note card set that I created.  The cards are A2 cards inside are blank so that the receiver can use them for whatever they want.  They will be great for thank you, thinking of you or just because.  This set has the letter N designed for the receiver but any message could be used in the circle or maybe even a small photo, the ideas are limit less.
Complete Set of Note Cards

Detail of the Note Cards
Base  - A2 White Cardstock - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Background - design green gray color - 5 1/4" x 4"
Scallop Circle - White Cardstock - 2 1/4" - designed and cut with Silhouette CAMEO®
Circle - green gray - 2" - print and cut with Silhouette CAMEO®
Letter N - 1" letter - use font of choice
Ribbon - 6" white

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hopping in to Say Hello!

Today I created a photo card.  The card is for my husband's grandmother who is in rehab from a recent car accident.  She loves to receive cards and letters, so my husband wanted to send her something.  I created the card with a shot I took of a frog that was found in our yard yesterday morning.  Normally little critters are a favorite of our big black dog. Luckily he was not interested, allowing me to have fun capturing this little guy as he was hopping around.
Hopping in to say hello!
The photo was printed on 4x6 Kodak paper using a Canon MX870.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Polymer Stamp

Good evening everyone, today I'm posting about polymer stamps.  My husband got me a kit from Granthams, it was truly a thoughtful gift.  My first 2 attempts failed, but the third was a charm and I could not be happier.   I followed the instructions posted on instructables, they have them on the Granthams site, but I like the break down of the instructions on instructables.

The poor stamping in the picture below was my misdoing.  The only con of this polymer stamp is that it bled with Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, and did not create a crisp inking.  I am going to try to condition it more to see if that helps with the bleeding.  More cards will be posted soon.
Lights - I used two 24" black uv lights (props from Halloween)
Cleaning solution -  I used dish soap
Brush -  I used an old soft toothbrush, it came in handy getting the non-hardened gel out of the small spaces on the stamp.
Negative - created in Photoshop but any paint program should work.
Transparency - inkjet based printable sheets - printer settings high quality.

Notes on the negatives - after some research I found that companies that make the polymer stamps use a min of 4 pt for lines.  The font I used for the URL was at 12 pt.  I want to experiment to see if I will be able to get down to clear 4 pt lines.