Ok here are the Three Cards I created for this hop.
So I measured what I had, looked up cards that were close to that measurement and arrived at 6.5 x 5 as a 5-bar card. Ok, someplace to start.
Pulled out my computer, loaded Photoshop and uploaded the digital files. with ruler in hand I calculated how much real estate I had and sized the words to fit that area. Then I bordered it in an outline, printed it out on my laser printer and ran it through the Minc. cut it down to size and mounted it on foam dimensional. I had this bare area in the right hand corner, stamped and embossed the medallion for the stamp set.
Mounted the medallion on top, Finished
This one took some thinking. I wanted to use the stamp in the kit, but I did not want it to be a background, and I needed to give it some dimension.
Look closely at the card. Noted the rabbit and the "curiouser and" is darker. How did I do that. Well lets take a look. There were two options. One was to ink and stamp off, stamp the image, re-ink the parts to be darker and re-stamp. Too much work and Too risky. Remember I am running out of time.
I stamped it with an archival ink, Potting Shed, then applied embossing powder to only the areas I wanted Darker. Magic. Next to color. Copics would have been to dark, this is card stock so water color is out and I wanted vintage. Pulled out my water color pencils and colored the image.
Then very carefully, added just enough water to "float the color".
I think this worked. Repeated for the rest of the areas to be colored.
Shaded around the rabbit and letters, added a velum banner and mounted it onto an mat and then onto an A2 card base. Looked plain, so I added some gold ribbon and the charm from the kit. Perfect. Could work for any occasion and especially for an Alice in Wonderland fan.
This one is just a repeat of Card 1. Used what I had, measured the real estate, printed a sentiment, foiled int he Minc, mounted onto a mat, then a card base, added a ribbon and sequins, finished!!
Of the 3, this one is my favorite. Clean and simple, but elegant. Can't go wrong with a little gold, some bling and red. This card will find an owner soon!!!
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