March 31, 2012

Gypsy Made Simple - Flower Shape Cards

Good day! It's time for another Gypsy Made Simple project. Today we are featuring shape cards, flowers in particular. So go grab a cup of coffee, turn your Gypsy on and let's get to work. This is really a simple design. This exercise teaches you to weld, size and duplicate the same image to make a beautiful card.
Start out by choosing a cartridge with a flower shape on it that you like. I am using the Art Philosophy cart but you can use what ever you want and there are many to choose from. As soon as you have a cart chosen you are ready to proceed.

Now wasn't that simple? And just think all you used was 1 image! Doesn't that blow your mind when you think of all the carts you have? The possibilities are just endless. Be sure to save your image before you move on. Get it cut out and now we can put it all together.

Easy isn't it when you just break things down into little steps? Oh before I forget, for those of you that have the Art Philosophy cart, click HERE for your free download of the chart of sizes.

Here is a close up of the completed card. I actually did 1 with and 1 without inking the edges to see which I like better. They both looked great. In the card above I use the Stella Paper Packet of paper from Close To My Heart along with the Lagoon Ink Pad and Sponge Daubers.

This is a photo of both of the cards finished, don't they look awesome? I just love the colors and 3D-Foam Tape helped give the cards dimension. The card on the right is the one that I used the Lagoon Ink on, the one on the left is plain, so see either way they look beautiful, just a matter of personal preference.

Here is the inside of the card. It is stamped with one of the sentiments from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp set. Note this set will also stamp the flowers we used to make this card.

This is how the card looks when you stand it up. I love the bright colors and the dimension this card has, don't you? If you have the Art Philosophy Cart and want a cope of this Gypsy File click HERE.
I challenge you this week to make a Flower Shape Card and link it up.  You can use any cart that you have as long as a flower is the base and it has many layers of various sizes using the same flower. This week we will have 2 lucky winners chosen by One will win a wonderful Car Charger for their Gypsy and the other a little stamp set from Close To My Heart. All you need to do is link up your card by 4:00 PM on Friday April 6 to qualify. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning.
Thank you for joining us today, I sure hope you are growing in you Gypsy skills and enjoying designing. I look forward to seeing these link ups each week as they are so encouraging to see all your talent and to learn from you! Thank your for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you! Have a blessed week.
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