Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scissors Sunday - Delight in Life

Hi all, Sarah here with another quick and easy hybrid project for you. For this post I took Jennifer's new and decidedly emo kit One of Those Days and created an uplifting card. I love the bright pinks and greens in the design and wanted to make something fun and simple to share with you.

I totally love the paint splatters included in the kit and decided these would be my jumping off point. I added one of the paint splatters to my page and also decided to add a strip of the green background paper to mat the paint splatters. I then printed this page onto presentation paper.

Next comes the card. I began by using my ruler tool to divide the page into quadrants (center lines are 4.25" horizontally and 5.5" vertically). I decided on my sentiment and created it using two fonts (Holiday Springs BTN which came with my scrapping software and The Typewriter by Heather Hess). I then eyeballed my placement in each of the top quadrants so that I will be able to create two A2 sized cards (one sheet of 8.5" x 11" cardstock, cut in half and folded creates an A2 card). I printed this on plain white cardstock.

For this project I used these tools. My paper trimmer, a bone folder and double sided adhesive tabs. If you have small square punches you could definitely use these to punch the squares out and make it easier. The bone folder is optional but I find that it helps give my cards a nice crisp folded edge.

To create my decorative accents I began by cutting my green paper into 3/4" squares. Then I cut the paint splatters into 1/2" squares. You can definitely play with the sizes to create a bigger or smaller mat or bigger or smaller accents depending on your tastes. Here's a close up of the finished squares.

And here's the finished cards. These probably took me about 10 minutes to create start to finish so it's a really great way to make a personal card in a short amount of time.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions please post in the comments section. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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As a creative team member for several digital scrapbook designers, I have received their products for free in return for creating and posting projects (digital layouts, hybrids projects, etc). Many of the layouts you see here were done in conjunction with requirements for these creative teams. Please be advised that the products used were indeed received for free.

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