The Impatient Crafter™ Free Holiday Craft Project Snowy Day Card


The Impatient Crafter™ Final Free Holiday Craft Project 2008!
Snowy Day Card
Copyright 2008 Margot Potter

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It was a snowy day in Amish country and the light was absolutely perfect for some lovely pictures. I snapped this image of our Amish neighbor’s barn and played with it in Photoshop and a card idea was born. It’s easy to take for granted the beauty in our own backyard, this card idea can be modified to fit your own neighborhood scenery. I'm a fan of the rick rack trim, it's so charming and sweet and my vintage button collection is out of control, so I'm ever adding them to projects. Use trim that suits your personal style!

Materials
Red cardstock
Inkadinkado Flourish Stamp
Ranger Pigment Pad snow cap
Ranger Stickles star dust
Wrights Baby Rick Rack trim
4 vintage or new mismatched off white buttons
Beacon Zip Dry paper glue
Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Dots

Tools
Bone folder
Paper cutter
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

1. Take a photo of a scenic holiday moment in your neighborhood or home.


2. Use Photoshop filters to make it look like a painting (try changing the contrast and brightness and using various artistic filters until you have something that pleases you.) Add text in layers, I got this King and Queen font at dafont.com.

3. Size image to fit a standard card.

4. Drag image into Publisher to print.


5. Cut out image using paper cutter for clean edges.

6. Cut cardstock with paper cutter sized to frame your image.

7. Fold cardstock and use bone folder to create a sharp edge.

8. Stamp edges of card with pigment ink and flourish stamp. Allow to dry.

9. Accent printed image with Stickles. Allow to dry.

10. Measure and mark placement of image. Adhere image to center front of card with EZ Dots. Reposition if it’s not aligned properly.

11. Measure and cut rick rack trim for edges of image on card.

12. Use a thin bead of Zip Dry blue to edge card and adhere rick rack. Allow to dry.

13. Adhere a button to each image edge on rick rack using paper glue. Allow to dry.

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