But because I do the card ministry at my church, I have to send out birthday, anniversary, sympathy, and get well card or other ministry-related to everyone in the congregation. Some months, I really struggle to stay ahead and I have to find simple card designs or "cheats" to create that personal/hand-made card. One way I have found to create a personal card when I have no time is to use pre-colored digital images.
The card pictured below uses one of those pre-colored images. I had this image just sitting on a pile on my desk. As always, I was late getting a birthday card done on time, so it came in real handy. All I had to do was cut it out with a Spellbinders Nestability and slap it on a few layers of coordinating card stock.
I have no idea what company the image is from, so if someone recognizes it let me know so I can give the artist credit. I really wish all digital art companies would put their logo in tiny print somewhere at the bottom of their image. That would be so helpful to me, as I tend to print them then lose the information of where they are from.
I did have to do something to this card to make it look like some effort went into making it, so I added a sentiment stamped on vellum and a felt heart. I cut the vellum sentiment banner with an MFT die.
Pre-colored digital images come in handy if your really pressed for time; which I always seem to be.
Have a great day! Amy
This is such a beautiful and nice idea ♥♥ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely card, great idea :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card Amy - the vellum sentiment is the perfect touch. I don't know how you keep up with all the cards that you need to make for your Church! I know what you mean about feeling the pressure to make a handmade card instead of just buying one. I love using pre-coloured Digi stamps as it takes me ages to colour stamped images. Digi Stamp Boutique (http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/index.php) has pre-coloured images which I have found to print out really nicely - so thought I would pass it on to you.ReplyDelete
Blessings to you Amy
Very cute card! But sorry to hear your interest in paper crafting is declining. I do hope you'll continue to make cards! Maybe you should try joining a DT again, I sometimes think it's the only thing that gets me still creating. Just saw a call out for the ABC Christmas challenge. I know you make Christmas cards all year, so it would be a perfect fit for you :-)ReplyDelete