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Monday, 26 March 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 208

Our theme for this fortnight is Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs. So, make anything you like so long as it has some or all of those represented somewhere.

I make Easter cards for immediate family every year, but I tend to stick to flowers because I don't like the whole 'cute' theme for either Easter or spring. So, I had to give some thought to this, and remembered my Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow CDRom from Crafter's Companion.

So, a card for my husband for our anniversary.

I assembled the background in Photoshop Elements using three different background papers from the CD, and then designed the sentiments using a fourth paper. After printing, I added a little layering and that's it!

One of the things I find hardest to do is to cut out sentiments like that. Yes, I could design them to fit a die, but sometimes that doesn't work with the design. I'm still in search of a trimmer that will cut such things square but most aren't designed for small bits. I bought some layering rulers a while ago and used them here. They do work, but I really don't like the raised edge I always get when I use a craft knife. It gives some funny effects - like the really obvious shadows in the photo, and despite my best efforts, I still struggle to get a really square result. Any recommendations will be welcome, so long as they don't require me to 'do it by eye' because my eye just isn't up to that!

Still, after 32 years, I'm pretty sure my husband knows how much I struggle with these things!

I hope you can join us this time.

6 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful sweet card Josephine.
Hugs Julie xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Lovely, lovely card and quite sweet! I too bought some rulers and use them to cut straight lines when nothing else works. I also dislike the cut edge from the knife edge, so sorry I no advice to give lol!
hugs
Glenda

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card Josephine, love your choice of colours and the images are so sweet. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Kim x said...

I just love the cute image you have chosen for your card Josephine.
I don't know anyone that doesn't struggle with cutting out small sentiments, and I'm afraid I have no pearls of wisdom in that department. Sorry :O)
Hugs Kimx

Margaret Mifsud said...

A really lovely card Josephine! I love the sweet focal image and the colour mix. Gorgeous design too! Love it!! Have a fabulous day! x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful Josephine. Love the colours and design. Have a creative week Judy

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