Thursday, November 11, 2010

Peace & Joy


Have y'all tried out the  MTC print-and-cut? I'm still playing around with it and today I chose the LD O Tannenbaum set to play with. The trees in this set are just too pretty to not print and cut with! :)

To start, I used MTC to create a layer for the tree as the original image had no base layer. I mean, all those circles needed a base to stick on, right? So, I did it by using the Shadow Layer command. 


Next, I print-and-cut the frame.  The image comes from a clip art set called Funky Frames . I love this set. The frames are what I call "funky neat". Heh heh... funky and neat, get it? :P

All the LD clip art sets contain both colored and non-colored versions of the same images so I easily traced the frame in MTC by using the black and white copy. I added in the pattern by adding the paper from the O Tannenbaum Paper Pack.


The greeting was typed with the LD Modern Sans font and I added in another paper from the same O Tannenbaum Paper Pack.


To finish, I layered the frame so that it highlights the greeting. I adhered the tree with foam tape to make it "pop" (I'm really tired of saying "...for added dimensions...blah blah blah...") and all the glitter comes from my very well-loved bottle of Crystal Stickles. Yippee! Another Holiday card done!

p/s What do y'all think of my turkey blog header? Is the bird too big? :P

10 comments :

  1. I'm up with ya girl. Using that PNC from MTC. I just finished 3 TG cards and my first Xmas Card. My PNC is right on after playing with it for a bit. I am so excited!!! My new $32 Printer (your rec) and my NOT $500 dollar PNC machince E and MTC, oh how excited am I.

    Don't touch that Turkey he is devine!!!!!!

    And your latest card is great also, but girl you have got to stop. I now own shares in LD gggggg.

    Linda

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  2. I'm with Linda, that turkey is to die for! Love him!!

    Love your card...I always get excited to see what you have posted....when I go through my LD wishlist now, I ask myself, "Now what would Jin do with this?" lol

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  3. Haha, you both are so cute! Glad to know you don't mind the turkey. I wasn't sure what people would think of a giant turkey staring into their faces as soon as they got onto this site. LOL!

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  4. Cute! I like the colors an the tree is really cute :)

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  5. Keep the turkey, he's perfect! I love your card- especially how you thought to create the base layer. I've looked at this set and I saw the circles thinking this wouldn't be good for cutting, now I see how useful that shadow function is!! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!

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  6. Thanks Jin, you did an awesome job! Glad to hear your PNC is working out so good. I've tried it several times and is getting better and better each time! I almost have all the LD files, thanks to you LOL.

    TFS

    Happy cutting!

    Carmen

    cal8007 at aol dot com

    PS Love your turkey.

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  7. Pretty card !

    Have a great Friday ;-)
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  8. Very pretty card, I learn something new almost every post you make!

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  9. You are doing amazing work with the print and cut feature!! I have yet to try it, but plan on it this weekend. As always, love your stuff!!

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  10. Thanks everyone! If you have not tried out the MTC P-n_C feature you should. I find that the hardest part is figuring out the alignment on the mat but once you've done that, it's pretty easy. You don't even need photoshop! :-)

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