Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prayer Card

Mary over at CardzTV has a video up showing her version of this card.  She has a lot of great card ideas on her blog.

I wanted to use my favorite scripture, Numbers 6:24-26, so, using my Hallmark card software, I typed the text in and sized it to fit onto an A2 sized card.  The software makes it so simple!  You can see a virtual card front of whatever sized card you choose so you always know exactly how the image is going to fit onto the card.

Then, I printed the sentiment and marked center lines on the verses.

I measured the sentiment (1.25" x 3.25") and using Design Studio software and the George cartridge, I placed a rectangle of that size on my mat.  This showed me exactly how much room it would take to print the sentiment.

Elegant Edges has so many neat shapes on it and so I chose a scalloped oval and sized it to fit around the 1/25" x 3.25" rectangle.  This is the white shape I printed the sentiment onto.  Then I stretched the oval just a little to make the turquoise background oval. 

After cutting the ovals out of white cardstock with my Expression, I placed them onto the printed images using the center lines to be my guide.  I put a small piece of double sided tape on the back of each white oval to hold them in place and fed the printed sheet back through my printer.  The sentiment printed perfectly onto the pre-cut ovals.

This is the first time I've printed sentiments onto pre-cut shapes by feeding them through my printer.  It's going to give me a lot more versatility now that I've figured out how to do it.  Making so many cards, it seems like I just keep doing the same things over and over sometimes! So I'm constantly looking for new ideas and techniques to provide me with some variety.


Brenda said...

I love this idea Linda! I saw Mary's card too, so love her ideas!! These are great cards my friend!!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Beautiful card! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Your recipe sounds yummmy!!!

But have you tried
It's 5grams digestable carbs...
*it's great for diabetics* (which my husband is) and it's RREALLLY SERIOUSLY GOOD TASTING, exactly like real pasta....
{PS, I'm from the Cricut.com MB, Weezie13}

Elaine said...

What a clever idea!