Friday, 23 June 2017

Using your computer

Following up from introducing a group to using their computers as an aid to cardmaking, I thought I would do a step-by-step as I make a card for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.
We had just been looking at a fun card given to my son 2 months after his birthday.
I have a cute little Memory Box snail die I bought AGES ago and have never used. I wanted the idea that the snail had had to climb Everest on his way ..
I found a printable image of Everest and tweaked it a bit using PhotoScape.
Usng Word and setting the size of the image to 8cm wide I printed it and cut carefully around the mountain. This gave me two panels to use for masking - the mountain, and the surrounding sky.
Again in Word I typed the text I wanted into a text box, and printed it onto the card panel.
With the mountain mask in place I layered Distress Inks from dark to light down from the top of the panel - salty ocean and tumbled glass. I also used my brand new MFT cloud stencil (Thank you, Shirley!) to add some clouds lower down.
I removed the mountain mask and attached the sky mask, then used the cloud stencil again upside down for the mountain ridges using hickory smoke Distress Ink.
Added a trail of clear glittery stencil paste for the snail slime, a die-cut snail with gelly roll pen highlights, and voila!

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