Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Word Play

Evening everyone

This evening I want to share a couple of cards I made using the cd "Word Play" from Peerless Designs.

The first card is one I made for my friend who shares her birthday with her mother - who was 90 last weekend - you may have seen the Strictly Ballroom card I posted a few days ago.  Well, like her mum, Gillian has also been a dance all her life so I wanted a dance themed card for her too.

Here it is

I took the artwork into CraftArtist to plan the card but to be honest I did very little because the artwork is so lovely.  I added a "transparent" mat behind the topper using one of the svg files on the cd which are the same shape as the topper is.  The background which is matted onto green foil card is also from the cd and I made a sentiment and added some digital ribbon to finish the card front.  Actually I managed to stick the topper on upside down and didn't even notice until hubby pointed it out to me so had to print and cut another one - which I promptly managed to stick on upside down again - fortunately this time I realised before the glue dried!  But of course I made a matching insert too.

The second card I have made from this cd was also a birthday card, this time for a male, and again, I did very little in CraftArtist.

On this one I reframed the image because I wanted it to have a black outline, added another square behind the main image and blended together two backgrounds, both from the cd, to make the background on my card.  I added the sentiment to the background and matted it onto black card.  And of course I also made a matching insert.

I don't know whether you can see the dancers on the first card or the balloon on the second card in any detail, but both images are made from words, hence the name of the cd.

Here is a close up of the balloon

It's very clever and I really like the images done in this way.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

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