Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thanks for being so sweet!

Oh gosh, don't you love this new Lockhart stamp? I do! It is so much fun to color and has many options for color scheme and texture. I covered the 'glass' portion of the stamp with Ranger Glossy Accents, while accenting the 'metal' areas with a Sakura clear Glaze pen. And there are lots of fun colored pencils on this one! The card has surprising texture in real life due to that and just adds to the whimsical feel. I chose some Cosmo Cricket paper to reflect the colors of the gumballs and printed out the sentiment on the computer.

When I print a sentiment like this (one that I'm bound to use more than just once) on the computer, I do a few things that I thought might be of use to you, too. I know I've mentioned this before, but this font is called Fling and it is my favorite! You can see it everywhere these days, and if you would like to add it to your collection, you can find it for free here.

I start by opening my font, then my MS Word. I create my sentiment, centering it on my page (more about this in a minute), then copy and paste it several more times. I try to get about 5 on a page, all in the center position. I then print it on cardstock.

I trim off my left and right sides and set them aside (they're great for stamping more Lockhart images to color later!). Now that I have just the sentiments, I can trim and die cut, as I did on this sample. I try to leave enough room between the sentiments to let me choose from a variety of shapes.

Well, sweet Wally is home from school today with the mid-winter ickies. We're taking it easy by having a Star Wars film fest. We just finished Episode I, so I'm off to change the DVD. Have a great day. Be well.

Stamp: (Gumball Machine)
Lockhart Stamp Company
Cardstock: (Stampers Select, Pure Poppy)
Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
Dies: (Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Mega Curved Rectangles)
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Colored pencils: Prismacolors
Other: Sakura Glaze pen, Ranger Glossy Accents


Julia said...

Oh how cute is this!! Good idea about printing multiple sentiments at a time. Haley had the sickies over the weekend..still feels kind of blah but I sent her off to school. :-)

Karen said...

What a fun, happy card! I love that image and like the red buttons tied off with the blue. :>

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so pretty, I love those colours. Kim

Gigi said...

Jen, the card is so cute; have seen the stamp used on others and still think it's precious! I tried downloading the font and am wondering where I would find it on the computer; see it in the temp folder, but can't get it to a doc. What steps do you use to access it for your word document? Thanks so much for your help.

Norine said...

too cute love those colors

liannallama said...

oh, such a cute image! I love the bright cheery colors and thanks for the font tip!

Joan said...

Wow, adorable idea with that font and picture. Thanks for the clues on how to make the most of it!