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February 11, 2011

Valentine Dude... (A Guy Card)



Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find a good Valentine for a guy? They are either too mushy, too sappy, or just plain corny. I am excited to share something that will work for guys of any age.

I started with cream coloured cardstock cut to make a 5x7 card.

The trickiest part of this whole thing was placement of the text. Many plain-paper trials were printed before getting it just right.

The pics at left show the layout for text prepared on the computer. Of course, a new page size had to be created and the printer guides adjusted to fit the card size. If you have questions on this, I can give you more info.

The right font is crucial in setting the mood or tone. It has to be fun but not too juvenile.

Background
To make the sea water, I sponged 2 shades of blue in roughly a circular area using a dauber and overlapping the shading.

Fish and Seaweed
The school of fish were cut from aqua pearlized printed CS using Life Is A Beach with the Border feature. Then I added a few fish using cream CS of the same type, and spaced them out. I cut seaweed in three sizes and placed them behind and through the fish to make it more lifelike.

Inside
NOW I was really getting excited! My vision was coming together... such fun! INSIDE, there's a punch line.


I cut the fish bowl from pearlized aqua CS. The bowl and fish cut altogether so I cut another fish out of an orangey-red. This one is the "keeper" and he had to be cute. His fins are a bright amber with orange glitter painted accents. Before adding the fish to the bowl I sponged water in the bowl. And there you have it! Isn't he cute?!

1 comment:

  1. I love the different fishes on this one! The design of this card is great. I never have the patience to work it out just right with the printer. You did a beautiful job!

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