Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Flower Bird Garden
Shaped cards are wonderful and now that I have my handy dandy Silhouette SD I will be able to make more of them. I wanted to make something for the Hero Challenge this month and I chose the technique of masking. I used the round doily design from Silhouette and changed it to make it an oval design. I cut it out on white card stock and masked over the looped edges with post it notes. Then I stamped the rectangle Flower Bird Garden (CG270) using salvia blue ink. Removed the post it notes and I had a beautiful oval stamped center with crisp white edges.
Back to the silhouette and cut a plain pink oval slightly larger than the stamped oval doily. I really like the idea of being able to make that doily background any size you would need for the stamp you want to use. Then I cut 2 larger white ovals for the card base. Made a score line about 1 inch down from the top and taped the front and back together just at that section.
All that was left was adding a few pearls. Decided not to add a sentiment to the front of this card, with the busy design of the stamp and the doily edges I felt that it would be easy to overdo. This size will fit perfectly into an A2 size envelope.
Jackie left a comment and ask if I had ordered more blades for my silhouette and I didn't, but I think I may need to place an order soon because I am giving this one a workout LOL!
On a grumpier note, I have a new pet peeve as of today. Have been online pricing photoshop and it really aggravates me that CS5 is $400.00 cheaper if you are a teacher or a student....Excuse me I am a nurse and I work as hard as a teacher AND I work holidays, weekends, hurricanes, bad weather and I don't get summers off!!! Where is my good pricing and I promise you my salary is probably in the same range of that teacher. I know teachers work very hard and they are not appreciated nearly enough. They deserve any breaks they get. But so do other people and professions. So Adobe if you are listening I would love to have your product but something in me screams about how unfair that is. Do you think all teachers and students are using it for school work? I don't think so.
Any of you that have any connections with Adobe, please feel free to pass this on. What about police, firemen, and military where are their discounts?
Okay, I'm better now...thanks for letting me vent! Promise not to do it too often.
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