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Caardvarks :: Christmas in Paris

Hey there, Bleeps! I'm back with another post for Caardvarks. This challenge is sponsored by Hero Arts and their digital image kits. These are so great and easy to work with. Imagine all of the possibilities! I even created holiday cards from the Ah Paris! kit!!

The first card I used Simple Tags kit to create the circles and the Ah Paris! kit for the sentiment and the swirl on each ornament. I added my own "happy holidays" text, which translates to My Friend, Happy Holidays. I punched holes and added eyelets using the Crop-a-dile Big Bite. Then, I added twine to finish it off. Last, I matted it on a kraft card base with foam adhesive.

For the next set, I created a card that featured a tag and a gift box with a tag. I used the Ah Paris! kit and the Simple Tags for this entire card. I used one of the fleur de leis in the kit to create my own patterned paper in Photoshop. I used the brush tool and created a line, then copied the line on the image source and printed it out.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer. Working with digital images is not as hard as it seems. I was intimidated at first, but now much more comfortable.

Thanks for stopping by. Head on over to Caardvarks to enter to be one of two people to win a Hero Arts digital kit (details here) and to see the rest of the designer highlighted features using Hero Arts digital kits!


Jessica ML said...

Hi Ashley,

Love the post today. I do have a question about printing background/pattern paper. I love Paper Trey Ink cardstock but that can't go thru my printer. What cardstock do you use for printing pattern paper? Thanks for sharing you ideas and being open for questions.


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks, Jessica! Regarding your question, I print on Papertrey Ink cardstock or a light-weight white cardstock (I think 80 lb) from Paper-Source. You can look them up online and place orders. It will depend on your printer type. I have an Epson Stylus 1400 and it's a huge monster, so it can take large and heavy-weight paper. I hope that helps!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous projects! So inspirational! :) Kathy

Maile Belles said...

What beautifully fabulous creations! I am really loving your new photo editing technique, your photos look amazing.

Winter said...

SO PRETTY! I love the colors and that background paper is amazing! :)

Anonymous said...

Cute ribbon! And I LOVE the color scheme!!

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