Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Computer Generated Sentiment

This card was inspired by a couple of things I've seen today - the sentiment somewhere and this card on the Fresh & Fun blog.

I saw the sentiment first, and it touched a chord. I haven't always dealt all that well with some of the changes that have taken place in my life over the past three or so years, even though now, I'm beginning to realize that these changes were ultimately inevitable and for the best. When I saw Jule's card, I deemed its simplicity just right for the sentiment. My butterfly is embossed with black embossing powder. I think my white and black square could have been just a hair, like a quarter of an inch, smaller, but it's OK as it is.

For computer generated sentiments, I use a blank 8-1/2 by 11-inch sheet of "paper" in the Print Shop program. I added hollow shapes to serve as a guide for placement, first a 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch in the upper right-hand corner and then the 3 by 3-inch square that represented by stamped image. I chose a simple font for this card and centered by text box under my "image." When I was satisfied with my text, I deleted my rectangle guides and printed my cardstock. There's probably an easier way to do it, and it can most likely be accomplished in Word, too, but as I'm not that 'puter savvy, I'll keep doing it the way I know how.

So, I'm sidetracked again. What can I say . . . except . . . later!

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock; Versamark ink; Black embossing powder; Embossing tool; Computer for sentiment.


Heather said...

I like this card- simple and bold.

Jeanne said...

LOVE the simplicity and elegance of this card. I also really like how you figure out how to do the computer generated sentiment. I never would have thought of it, but it makes perfect sense to me. Much better than the way I have done it. Which is to print several different samples and end up with a boatload of trashed papers. Or I do nothing because the above way is such a pain and waste!