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Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Open Sea Clean and Simple Birthday Card

I wanted to make a very clean and simple birthday card.  Well, I still had "The Open Sea" download open on my computer.  SO why not print out one more before I move on to something else??  I don't want you to get sick of seeing this image!

And let me tell you.  It doesn't get any simpler than this.  OK it would if someone else did it for you!!!  I just printed out the ship on 30# copier paper using Night of Navy color and the words came from the "On Your Birthday" set.  I did have to physically stamp them.  And the background is from the "Nautical Expedition" download.  I'm SO glad I bought that download.  I like every background paper in the set.  That for me is very unusual.  There is so often a piece or two in a pack that I don't care for or I have a lot of trouble working with.  But this pack is fabulous.  I love the images and the colors they come in.  You can't change the color of the background pages with the download but you can change the opacity level of it.  On the card I did yesterday I changed the opacity level to 50%.  That made my background 50% lighter than normal.  It was much like the technique "stamping off."  

This card was fun because I got to combine digital images with regular stamping.  The best of both worlds!!

Now I have another masculine card for my stash. Though it's not much of a stash when you need them and use them.

I am thinking about putting together a little pack of cards to give away as blog candy!  I'll probably do it next week.  This week is pretty full and I just can't squeeze another thing in!  SO stay tuned!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another pretty card Wanda.
Thanks for sharing.