True :D here!
I know you are used to seeing coloring tutorials from me but I thought I would switch it up a bit and show you something new!
I have just recently started creating digital paper sets and wanted to share some tips on conserving time, paper and ink when using them.
I am using the 8.5x11 format because it scales perfectly to fit A2 (4 1/4" x5 1/2") cards.
If you prefer square cards the 12x12 might work best for you. Of course you can crop either one! :)
Here is what the paper stack looks like...
Of course you could use my paper tips with any image, stamped or digi but I will be using my "Praying Mantis Eyes" digi for this dimension. It is available for just $3.50.
First I opened up my MS Word program. You can use what ever program you use for digis and do the same thing. Instead of printing whole sheets of the different papers I "pre-layered" them with the program. Since my card bases are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", I scaled my leaf base paper down to 4" x 5 1/4". I then layered some other papers on top of them leaving a boarder of the leaf paper showing around the edges. I did 3 sets like this so I can have room for 3 images and sentiments to create 3 card fronts from 1 sheet of white cardstock.
Size your images and sentiments to the correct size for the look you want. (You may need to "bring image to front" and click "posistion" then "in front of text" to be able to move your papers and images around where you want them in Word).
You then can cut it all apart. Since you already sized the papers, there is zero waste! :)
While you are at it, go ahead and cut a standard piece of cardstock in half and score to form you card base.
I adhered my image and sentiment to a piece of scrap colored cardstock then trimmed them leaving a small border.
You could glue it all together on the card base as is and have a cute card or you could do as I did and add some stitching. (faux stitching with a pen or marker looks great too)
I used double sided foam tape on the image and sentiment to give the card some dimension.
Before placing them on my card front, I ran a piece of pretty ribbon across the card front and attached to the back.
Here is a True :D tip: Totally compleate your card front on layered cards before you attach to the card base, so you can hide ribbon ends, brads or other elements you don't want visable on the inside of your cards.
Then attach the sentiment, image, and a bow or what ever other embelishments you would like.
Attach the card front to the card base and you are done!
You still have 2 other cards you can create with the same sheet of card stck too!
I added some green half pearls to my card too.
Here are a couple of other digtal paper stacks that I created this month. Again, both are available for instant download in either 12":x12" or 8 1/2"x11" formats.
They can be found in MY DIGITAL SECTION of Clear Dollar Stamps.
I would love to hear what you think about my papers, tutorial, and/or card.
All comments or questions are welcome!
Thanks and hugs,