July 31, 2010

Caught A Bug? Get Well Card Kit Give-Away

Here is another fun little card that I designed on my way to Myrtle Beach. I can never have enough Get Well cards so I thought I would make a couple of variations. I finally used my Tear Drops cart and I really like the font but after putting this together I decided that it is a little too frail for window cards for mike liking. I like something really sturdy. I showed this card to a couple of people at work and they loved it and reminded me that its not like it gets played with so it is just fine. In my family we pass those cards around for everyone to read so I want them sturdy! So I passed this around and the photo was taken after about 10 people handled it so I guess it passed the sturdy test! LOL
I had to do a close up for you on the little bug... so handsome and lumpy at the same time.
This is what the design looks like on my Gypsy Woman. As you can see I have everything separated for an easy cut that produces 2 cards.  You can easily adjust the mat to a smaller size and cut only 1 card if you do not have the 12x24" mat. Wen designing these cards I start with a window base of 8.5x5.5. I simply set the items in the window first and adjust to the size I want and position I want. I do kern and weld the letters together. After I have everything positioned and sizes adjusted, then I make a copy of the individual pieces and move the copy to the side. The next thing I do is group the items by touching 1 at a time and them weld them all together. It is very simple to do. Then after the card is made I make a copy of the card and position the two side by side to conserve paper. I then arrange the pieces in the color cuts I want and am ready to cut.
I took all the pieces, separated them and placed them in a little baggie. I scored and folded the card base. Remember if you have a window card draw the back to the front making sure the front is flat on you work surface to give it added support so it will not bend.
After I check to make sure I have all the card pieces I put them in a little zip lock lunch bag to make when I have the time.
I made sure that I had inked the edges of the sentiments paper before placing them in my zip lock bag for storing until I had more time.
The first thing I did was stickle spots on the little bug and set it aside to dry. I then assembled the balance of the card.
When that was dry I used glossy accents over the sticles to seal and give the bug dimension with little bumps on it's little back.
All I had left to do was adhere the little bug and viola the card is done. Now wasn't that easy. I hope you enjoyed today's project. 1 lucky person is going to win this card, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post (make sure I know how to contact you) by Friday evening 8PM CST on 8/6. Winner announced on 8/7 by 6AM!
Everyone is a winner at ShesASassyLady, here is your Sassy Caught A Bug Get Well Gypsy File and your Sassy Caught A Bug Get Well DS File to download.
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