What kinds of cards have you made lately? Need ideas for ways to break out of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ single fold card doldrums? This eArticle is full of ideas and really meaty information on a wide variety of cards with more than one fold. Originally posted in April 2013, I’ve updated the posted files to update and/or fix some wonky links (particularly to YouTube videos mentioned in the eArticle.) Be sure to download the updated (and still FREE) version of this eArticle today!
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(Books: Serendipity Stamps, Woman: Remarkable, Text: computer generated)
Due to my scene stamper background, I usually aim for realistic proportions when I choose images for a stamped card. If I want to use stamps of a person and a coffee cup, the stamped cup will be the right size to be realistically held in the hand of the stamped person. If the cup image I have is too large to look right in her hand, I’ll either reduce the cup image size or I’ll use perspective tricks to use the cup in a different way in the card or I’ll simply look for a different cup image. But sometimes it is fun to mix things up, play with image proportions and deliberately use images that don’t, at first glance, seem like they would work together.
Continue reading Messing With The Stamp Proportions
(Window: Frost (branches) & Jack Frost (elf) – Magenta, Stampington & Co.)
Another Take on a Jack Frost Window Card, Dealing With a Problem Stamp, Stamp Cleaners and Inkpads. Whew!
Continue reading More Jack Frost and Dealing With a Problem Stamp