Card Connection : Happy Holidays

Hello BasicGrey friends, Joscie Cutchens here to share a hybrid card project with you.
I started out in Photoshop by creating a new 8.5 x 11″ document and placing guide lines at 6″ in both directions so I could visualize my card front.

I created a new layer (Shift-CMD-N), selected the Marquee tool (m) and drew a rectangle on my canvas.

I used the paint bucket tool (g) to fill the selection.

I deselected the rectangle (CMD-D) and selected the move tool (v).

I duplicated the rectangle by option-click-dragging twice. On the third rectangle, I clicked the resize handle and dragged it to create a wider rectangle and then clicked the check mark to commit the change.

I selected three patterned papers from the Fruitcake line and dragged each on into its own layer above a rectangle.

I clipped each patterned paper to the rectangle shape below by pressing option while clicking on the line between the layers in the layer palette. I also added a sentiment and resized it to fit the 6 inch space. I held down the shift key while resizing to constrain the sentiment. I clicked the check mark to commit the change.

I printed on a matte photo paper.

I cut out all the pieces with my paper trimmer. I also cut a 8.5 x 11″ piece of cardstock into a 5.5 x 11 rectangle, scored it at 5.5″ and folded in half.

I trimmed the edges of the rectangles into a dovetail shape with a scissors. I also decided I wanted a small strip of green at the top of my card and pulled out a piece of Aspen Frost Paper Packages and cut a small rectangle.

I adhered the pieces to the card front and added a little row of machine stitches.

If we reach 20,000 Facebook Likes before Christmas, we’ll select one lucky fan at random to win a $100 shopping spree to basicgrey.com. Spend it on yourself or by something special for those on your list – the choice is yours!

 

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