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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Open Sea Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I still have my program open and am continuing to play with this fun download.  I can't wait for the set to arrive either.  I didn't order the decorative papers but I did purchase the download so I can print out the papers as I need them, just like I did for this card!

Oh and I think Blogger fixed the photo adding too.  Before I had trouble with it if I didn't add all the photos at one time.  When you added another it didn't let you.  When I added the photo of my card it dawned on me that I didn't add the sketch.  SO I thought I'd give it a try and see if I could add it and I was able to!!!  Next time I'll see if it's easy to add two at once and see where they end up on the page!!  Maybe they got that fixed too! It's such a fun program and easy to use.  It's just when they make changes to it that there is trouble and sometimes it's just me.  I don't deal well with change!!! LOL

Ok, lets talk about my card and this weeks Sketch Challenge.  As you can see by the sketch that I turned it to accommodate the ship.  And once again I printed the ship out to fit the size of the card.  When I do this I set my printer to a fast or draft print so it uses very little ink. That way I can print out a few copies until I get it the size I need.  It only took me 2 tries to get it right and I printed and adjusted the anchor at the same time.  

My background papers are from the "Nautical expedition" download too.  It's a great way to get the papers and never have to worry about running out. And as I have said before, print the final copy out on at least 28# paper.  I usually use the 28# but prefer 30#.  It has the feel of the decorative papers.  But I only print on one side.  You could print on the other side with the heaver paper, that is what it's designed for.  

I did cut out the anchor by hand.  I know, I do need to get a life!! LOL  I had to use an x-acto blade to cut out between the anchor and rope and at the top of the anchor.  I didn't want to leave it white and as I look at it I'm glad I did take the time to cut it out like that.  I am not too sure I like the color of it but I wasn't about to cut out another one!!  I can assure you I won't be making this card for any swaps.  Not with an anchor on them anyway!!

Another fun sketch and another masculine card to add to my stash!  I just don't seem to have enough of them.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,



KER said...

you did great with the sketch

Anonymous said...

Another very lovely card, Wanda. I don't do digital, but I enjoy reading about it.