Here I am again:) I thought I would whip together a quick card tonight;) Ha, ha! This card looks simple, and it’s not hard, but it took forever! I was thinking of sending this to Operation Write Home. Now everything I make for this cause gets taped and glued! I’m used to using the Stampin’ Up! Tombow glue. I use it for all my crafts and I think it works great, plus it gives me a few seconds to adjust my layers before setting them. With tape, it grabs right away and I don’t have any time to adjust:( Some of you may notice my layers aren’t as perfect as they should be:( Next time will be faster and better……I’m hoping;)
Anyway….I made this card for the challenge over at Freshly Made cards #101. Here is their sketch:
Still looks simple, but keep in mind, every layer was taped and glued! Also, I don’t remember where I got this digital paper from, but I love it, and I made the plain paper to match the image paper. If you click to enlarge, you can see that the snowflakes are made with a Memory Box Die, that’s the top layer. Then I have the blue snowflake paper, layer 2. Below that is the dark blue paper that I printed on brochure-matte paper, layer 3. There are two layers of cardstock under that layer to make it level with the flags, layers 4 & 5. Under that is a layer of swiss dots, layer 6. Then another layer of dark blue, layer 7, and finally the card back. I also layered the flags onto each other, and mounted them on a piece of cardstock so the dots wouldn’t show through the papers, they aren’t very thick.
Wow, I’m exhausted just telling you about it! I just printed the snowflake paper, and cut it to size. All the blue sheets I made from the original snowflake paper. I have a free program called Artweaver, I opened my snowflake paper, then two empty boxes. I used the eye dropper tool to pick up the colors I wanted from the original, then used the paint bucket to fill the empty boxes. After that you need to save the boxes to your computer in a folder with a name. You need to make sure you save it in jpg format. Not so simply made, but I think I made it look simple;) lol
If you’ve left a comment on my blog in August, I will be choosing a winner this week from all the entries for the Stampin’ Up! embossing folder. So be sure to check back:)
Thanks for coming by today, I said I’d be back soon;) I’m always glad when you come by! 🙂 I’ll see you again this week, maybe twice:)