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Friday, September 10, 2010

Baby Boy

So Sis-in-law is having a baby this month and it will be so out-of-character for me to not make her a card. I'm still toying with my pretend-Cricut Imagine method and for this card, I used LD's Welcome Baby Boy and Baby Animal Squares paper pack in Adobe Photoshop to get this:

Adding dimension to the card with the letters "b,o,y" is tricky because the letters are small and skinny so that the foam tape that is used to adhere them to the card will show. I decided to give dimension to the card using the box outline of the letters instead. This is what I traced in MTC:

After the same-old sticking and reprinting, the card is done. Making these kind of printed-and-layered card gets easier the more I make them. The hardest part for me is still choosing the graphics. Even without venturing outside of the Lettering Delights store, I still found it difficult to make my choice. There are just so many images and papers to choose from! 

I layered the printout from a leftover piece of My Mind's Eye cardstock to complete the cardfront. A strip of ribbon and several buttons later and the card is finished. All that is left to do is to send this to SIL with a gift for the baby. 

I hope that you have enjoyed the three cards that I've made with my pretend-Imagine method. Even though I found that printing out images instead of cutting and layering felt a little bit like I was cheating, it was still kind of fun. Next week, I'll be going back to using my store bought paper stacks for my projects because I like using that a lot more.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. I think you could save toner by making an outline of the images/items in Photoshop and printing that rather than the full color image. Otherwise, nice idea.

  2. I like the card and think that it is very creative. thanks for sharing. I saw your card at lettering delights and surfed on over here to see the rest of your creations. Mary in Hong Kong