I use Serif Craft Artist as my graphics program and I will take you through the process of making this card step by step using this program. If you have a different graphics program it will still do the same things as the Serif program but the process will differ. It looks like a really long list of instructions but that is only because I have listed every process and as you become more confident with the program it will become second nature to you.
what you will need:
Serif Craft Artist graphics program
5 3/4" x 5 3/4" cream base card
Good quality cream card to print onto
Nit Wit Collections Country Lady 8" x 8" paper pad
Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies - Open Petals die
die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
Cut n Dry foam
emery board/sand paper
colouring in implements of your choice
ring binder punch
small hole punch
green card scraps
Cut the Nit Wit Country Lady swirly/damask beige paper to 5 3/8" x 5 3/8".
Shade the edges of the paper using the Tim Holts Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Cut n Dry foam.
Distress the edges of the paper using a emery board or sand paper.
Mat and layer the paper onto the red card.
Stick the red card/paper combo onto the cram 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" base card.
Open the Serif Craft Artist program on your computer.
The program will open on the What do you want to do screen, click on the blank project prompt in the get started box on the left of the screen.
Now double click on the A4 portrait prompt at the top of the screen in the page set up box.
You will be taken to digi kit browser box but you do not need to use this so click o the red cross at the top right of the box.
Now you are looking at your blank A4 work sheet and you need to bring on some guide lines.
You will notice that you have two rule bars running across the top and down the left hand side of the screen and these rulers are usually in cm by default.
Left click on the top ruler and whilst holding the click drag down. A red line will appear on your work sheet and this is your guide line, hover the cursor over the line and it will change from a black arrow to a double ended white arrow, left click then drag the guide line to 8cm down. This line is only a guide and will not print.
You now need to bring your digi stamp onto the work sheet.
At the top left of the screen you will see the task bar and here you will find a tab which says insert, click on insert, click on photo from the drop down box, click on from file in the drop down box.
Now the insert photo box will open and you will be shown where all the files on your computer are stored. When you bought your digi stamp it will probably have downloaded into a download folder unless you had it download into a designated file and you need to find the folder where it is stored and double click on the Little Claire Digi Wellies stamp when you find it.
You will now be back at the work sheet and if you hover your cursor over the sheet you will notice it has turned into a white cross with a hash grid underneath it, left click and whilst holding drag the cursor across to the right. Your image will appear in the box you are making.
You now need to re size the image to 8cm from the top of the wellies to the bottom.
If the image is within a blue box it is selected but if you can not see a blue box simply click on the image and the box will appear.
Left click on the image and whilst holding the click drag the image to the top of the work sheet so that the top of the image is in line with the top of the work sheet.
The blue box will have white squares along its sides and these squares are grab points to re size the image, click on the white square at the bottom right, hold the click and drag the square so that the image re sizes and the bottom of the wellies image rests on the red guide line.
Click on the image and drag it to somewhere on the work sheet ready for printing (do not place the image too close to the edge of the work sheet because when you print a small area around the edge of the paper will be left unprinted).
To make the wording click on the add text tab in the task bar, move your cursor onto the work sheet and you will notice that the cursor has turned into a black + with a big letter A underneath, begin typing the words When life gives you showers, *double click on the words (they will turn grey when they are selected), right click and select text from the drop down box, select character from the drop down box, the text style box will now appear, click on the arrow to the right of the font box, move the slider at the right hand side of the drop down box to look for Ballantines Serial and when you find it click on it. Click on the size box and delete the characters within the box, type *38.23pt in the box, click the OK button at the bottom of the box.
Click the select tool tab on the task bar and then drag the words to a suitable place on the work sheet ready for printing.
Now select the add text tab and type the words Go dancing and on a new line leave two spaces and type in the puddles, repeat from * to * but this time type 36.05pt in the box, click the OK button at the bottom of the box.
Click the select tool tab on the task bar and drag the words to a suitable place on the work sheet ready to print.
Now you are going to print.
Load the good quality cream card into the printer.
Click on the file tab at the top of the screen, select print from the drop down box, in the print box check that your printer is named in the printer box and then click on the print box at the bottom.
Cut the wellies to size and colour in the image.
Shade the edges of the topper with Tim Holts Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied with Cut n Dry foam.
Distress the edges of the topper by rubbing with a sand paper, emery board.
Stick the topper onto the base card.
Cut the words out and colour and distress the edges as you did for the image topper.
Stick the words onto the base card.
Using the Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies - Open Petals dies cut out two each of the 2 1/4", 1 3/4" and 1" daisies from cream card.
Colour the daisies using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink and Cut n Dry foam.
Assemble the daisies.
Punch a circle from the green scrap card using the ring binder hole punch and the small hole punch.
Cut a circle to fit in the centre of the big flower from the green scrap card using scissors.
Bevel the circles using a ball tool.
Stick the circles to the centre of the flowers.
Stick the flowers onto the card.
Punch 3 circles from the red card using the small hole punch.
Bevel the circles using a ball tool.
Stick the 3 circles onto the card.