I’m excited to share my card with you today, but first I want to extend a warm welcome to Jane and Shannon M. and Shannon H. as my newest subscribers. You are all entered in my card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail followers. It’s been a slow go, but we’re climbing. I had similar give-aways when I reach prior milestones. Even if you subscribe via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin, you will be included in the drawing. Now on with my post!
Today’s my turn to post on Paper Crafting World, but I just touch on the highlights there. I’m sharing my project here, too, with all the juicy details.
November brings Thanksgiving and with that comes…turkey! I love turkey dinner with all the trimmings. So, in celebration of that, I decided to make a card using the Turkey with Gobble Sign digital stamp. In case you aren’t familiar with PCW’s digital stamps, they come in black and white, pre-colored and finished (with shading and digital filters). While I enjoy coloring the images on my cards, today I opted to use the finished image and focus my attention to the card fold.
I imported the image into my Silhouette design screen and replaced the pre-printed greeting with my own. Then I traced it to create a cut line and sent it to print and cut. Using the trace, I created a mirror image and color-matched it to the turkey’s body to place on the back for two reasons, to cover the white back of the printed image and to provide additional stability to the turkey.
To create the base I used a Sliding Window cut file by Lori Whitlock. Before I continue, one of my followers asked what I mean when I say I, “used a cut file”. The short answer is a cut file is like a pattern to make a dress or other garment. You purchase the basic file (pattern) and then add your own spin on it, like the seamstress would decide on what fabric and embellishments she would use. So, back to the card base, I’ve never made this sort of card before, but it won’t be the last because I really like interactive aspect in general. It’s pretty easy to put together…you certainly wouldn’t need a cutting machine. Here you can see how the card works…a bit of ribbon at the top of the insert makes sliding it easier and helps the recipient to know to pull it.
And on this card in particular, I love that I get to use a bit of my dry sense of humor on the front. Behind the greeting, made using the Ambrosia font color matched to the turkey, is an outline of a roasted turkey.
The patterned paper I used on the front is from the One Birdie Lane digital kit from NitWit Collections. I changed the colors, though. I matched them to the various colors in the turkey for a perfect combination. One I printed everything, I matched it to Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla card stocks.
I kept the inside rather simple, using the same font, with a wishbone…all that remains of the dinner guest!
I’ll be bringing you more Paper Crafting World designs next month so stay tuned!