Wednesday, 17 September 2014

And this card is for……….???

Well it's for Jack of course!

Now this card may not look particularly special but it represents a bit of land mark for me as it involved me going in to Serif and actually manipulating things rather than just importing images, or papers and sizing them, ready for cutting out / colouring.

For this card I created the frame and digitally layered the papers, embedded the image (plus a bit of decoupage as well of course) and personalised the ballon with the name. Not only that but, the shadow that you can see is a digital trick too. Not bad for a technophobe!

I have to say that, by the time I had it all figured out, I probably would have been able to do it quicker the old fashioned way……cutting and colouring! But the good news is that I saved all the elements so, if I happen to come across another two year old Jack (and that's not so far fetched as I had two of them this year!) I will be able to whip up a personalised card in a jiffy!

So, although not my most impressive card, I thought the effort involved made it worthy of entering in to a few challenges, so here they are:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back again soon with something a bit more inky!

Sharon x


  1. This is fab - you're way ahead of me with this serif of these days - and if I find a two year old jack I know where to come lol! thank you so much for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith xx

  2. Love it Sharon. Brilliant design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Wow, that sounds complicated but the end result is certainly worth it - it looks fab!
    I believe Jack is one of the most popular boys names of recent years so you might be lucky with getting another card out of this design!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  4. Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along with us at Fab' n''Funky this week
    Wendy x


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