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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Joyful Heart Angel

Hello there!  I thought I'd share a project with you quick today and also remind you about SNS's big Winter Wonderland Blog Hop coming up on Thursday.  Remember, this is a BIG one.....ALL our designers this time & lots of days so you can get through all the great projects we have to show you.  So make sure you join us on the 15th! (Lots of great prizes too!!)

Today's project is a very soft & sweet card featuring one of our great new digital designs from Michelle Perkett!  This sweet image is the Christian Angel Proverb

This adorable little angel can be printed out any size you desire and better yet; you can even print it on any paper you want too.  That's exactly what I did for this card, printing it twice on Solar White cardstock to color with Copics - once for the main body & then once for the heart/hands which were colored, cut out, & popped up for some dimension.  Then I also printed her onto the purple dotted paper so I could paper piece her skirt.  Printing on different papers takes some extra time but really gives you a little something extra in your digital images.

When printing digital images on specialty or designer papers; you may need to do a little prep work......
-is you paper sized to fit your printer?  (I had to cut my 12x12 paper down to 8 1/2x 11 - you could even consider cutting it down to 4x6 if you have a photo paper tray)
-will the ink print & dry properly on your paper choice? (I chose a very lightly textured paper to make sure it wouldn't have too much texture for printing and went with a somewhat matte paper with the hope that it would dry properly - I had also considered heat setting my image if needed, but it dried fine on it's own.)
-also, double check your printer settings if there's anything you need to change there as well - paper thickness, paper type, etc.  (I didn't need to change any of my settings)
-and if you can spare the paper; do a test print on your paper to see if you need to adjust anything (I had more than one sheet of my purple print paper; so I was covered if my test print didn't work - but everything worked great on the first try; so my test print became my final copy! Yeah!)

It may seem like a bit of work to use specialty papers or prints with your digital images, but again, it's worth it.  And keep in mind; the more you get to know your printer, the easier it is too!

My card was finished of with some great Sparkling Snow glitter accents on her wings, halo, and skirt.  I also outlined the entire oval with this glitter for some extra sparkle! Then it was layered onto a Spellbinder frame backed with a pretty floral paper and accented with a sparkly sheer ribbon woven through the outer edges.  The entire framed piece was then popped up on top of  pretty Vintage Pink Color Coordinate cardstock.

Full instructions for this card can be found in my gallery here in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Art Gallery.

Don't forget to join us for the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop on the 15th!  See you then!!

Until next time,


Shona Erlenborn said...

She's so cute, with her paper pieced skirt! Love the weaved ribbon through the die cut too!

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty. Love the paper piecing and popped up heart.

Brenda said...

Julie - a very sweet card - paper piecing the skirt was perfect!

Amanda R said...

Love the paper piecing and how you threaded the ribbon thru the card, very sweet!