It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…Posted by Lisa - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Aug 22, 2011 in Cards, Design Team, Pink by Design Stamps, Projects | 4 comments
Well, maybe not yet. But, if it were up to my husband, we'd be decking the halls and playing Christmas music already! So, I guess he tends to put me in the Christmas mood a little early. Plus, I have an awesome stamp set to give you a sneak peek of today, so I just couldn't resist making a couple of holly jolly projects. Here they are:
The first part of my project I want to tell you about is the card. I decided to make a shaped card out of the beautiful Lettering Delights Father Christmas SVG set. The shape of Father Christmas was a little strange for a shape card, so I had to manipulate the image a bit in my design software. The process would be similar with any design software. Here's how I did it:
First, I made a copy of the base layer of my image and brought it over to a new tab/page in my design software.
Next, I made another copy of the base layer and flipped it upside down.
Then, I lined the two images up vertically. Once I was sure they were perfectly aligned, I welded the shapes together.
Once the shape was cut out, I scored it where the two mirrored images met and folded it.
Then, I cut a copy of the base layer in the same Kraft cardstock and adhered it to the folded card, making sure I got my ATG tape all around the edges.
That way, even though the front of the card is layered with different colors of paper, the back still looks nice and uniform.
Here's the finished 6" x 9" card with the sneak peek at the AWESOME sentiment from an upcoming September Pink By Design release.
I also made a pyramid-shaped gift box from the Lettering Delights Valetine Cone Boxes SVG set, decorated with poinsettias from the LD A Christmas Carol SVG set, and a tag from the LD Basic Tags SVG set. And, of course, I used more wonderful stamps from the upcoming release…the favorite things sentiment and the beautiful nutcracker image.
Well, I hope you like my projects for today! Have an awesome day, everybody, and be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see more fantastic Pink By Design inspiration! Oh, and don't forget to stop by the Pink By Design Community…I've seen some AMAZING projects there lately, plus, you could try your hand at a challenge or two.