Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Somethin's Fishy Birthday card and magnets

Time to make FIL a birthday card and since they are fishers constantly entering local contests and have many a fish mounted on their walls, his card had to have a bass fish on it.
I also wanted to make a nice set of matching magnets.
I am on a magnet making CRAZE, I know!

My card is for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge that Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week!
They had an awesome sketch for it and it worked so well for my image.

Here's the card.  You can't tell from this angle, but I printed a couple of the Bass Fish out and fussy cut and layered them up.  I used a glue dot in the middle of the fish and then dimesionals on the tail and head so it appears he is flapping off the card.
 and here's the inside.  The inside sentiment is from PTI little hexagon stamp set.

Here's the magnets.  Sorry for a dark photo, I took picture in the evening.

How I did these:
1. I modified the digital color image and erased the water parts so that just the fish was left.  I saved just the single fish image
2. In Photoshop, I created the background on layer 1 to match the digital paper in the set
3. Inserted/placed the single bass fish on layer 2
4. I created my own text on layer 3 and colored it white
5. For each saying, I "saved as" the modified image(s) from Photoshop as JPG, so that I could use them later
In a new Word document, I placed all the 8 new combined fish images and sized them down to about 1.25" wide.  Printed the images and then made the magnets per the Sun and Moon tutorial.
Easy peasy!  Just a little time consuming, but that's OK, they turned out great.

Supplies for card and magnets:
Image and digi paper: Bass Fish
Stamp for inside sentiment: PTI Hexagon stamp set
Cardstock: Neenah white, PTI kraft and SU Taken with Teal
Ink: Printer and Taken with Teal for the inside sentiment
Accents/Tools: Linen thread, sewing machine, bitty brads, foam dimensionals
Magnets:  Glass ovals and rectangles, Glaze, Rare earth magnets, printed images

Monday, March 3, 2014

Purple Peacock Wedding Shower Card

I made a wedding/shower card for a shower this past weekend.
The colors in the digital set Pretty Peacock were not quite what I needed for the card, because the bride likes different colors, but I really wanted to use the image and papers in the set.

So I changed the colors using Photoshop and did a tutorial for it over on the Doodle Pantry Blog HERE if you are interested in seeing that.  I also referenced a outline color change tutorial done by someone else for the outline image changes.

If you just want to see the card, here are all the views of it and supply list at bottom.
I changed the black outlines to purple/violet and then modified the digital paper to be a coordinating shade.
The card was pretty simple to put together, with the handy SVG shape Card Cut 2 SVG. Sure made it quick, but really pretty!

Material supply list for my card:
Images and digi papers: (modified colors digitally) Pretty Peacock
Shapes and cuts:  Card Cut 2 SVG 
Cardstock: Neenah white and PTI royal velvet and wisteria
Ink: Printer 
Accents and Tools: Wild Orchid flowers, pearls, stickles, sewing machine, SU ribbon, foam dimensionals, Crealies die CLCS12, Tacky glue for flowers 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you are able to checkout the tutorial over at the Doodle Pantry Blog for the paper color changes.  Wishing you a wonderful, safe and warm week!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Moose Magnets and a Card

Good morning!
I love Lodge style themes and happen to have that theme going on in my own house, and I needed some Moose magnets for my fridge.
I used the new Northern Outdoors Silhouette and SVG set, the Classy Styles Digi Paper and the Layered Frames SVG/PSD/PNG to digitally create the images within Photoshop (I layered and masked/clipped the frames and papers), then printed them out the size of my glass pieces, and then made magnets out of them.
I used the instructions and got all supplies (glass, glaze and magnets) at Sun & Moon crafts.


Next, I had to use the new Card Cut 4 SVG!   It goes so well with the Carousel series images I am working on.  I used Carousel Horse 2.
I used PTI cardstock, the pre-color image and digi paper included in the Carousel Horse 2 set, pearls, ribbon and button from PTI, and foam dimensionals to pop up the first layer.  Of course, I had to add a little sewing around the main image too.  :o)
Thank you for taking a little time to visit my humble crafty blog!  I hope you are inspired by something and hope to see you soon!