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9th March 2014
After a great deal of thought and taking in all the changes in my life over the past eighteen months or so, I have decided that for the the time being, at least, I will only be posting once a week on a Monday from now on.......

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

E Type Jag 70th Birthday Newspaper Card

This card is A5 in size using a hand cut card blank in white linen card.
E Type J Birthday Card
Linda asked me if I could run through how I make one of my newspaper cards again, as she was under the impression that I printed the whole thing out on an A5 card…. so here goes ……
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I create the newspaper image on an A4 Portrait page in Publisher …. and then when I am happy with it, I save it as a jpeg so that I can print it to any size I want while keeping the proportions right.
Newspaper Card 1
I then create a new page in Publisher in A4 Landscape, inserting the card front jpeg and sizing it slightly short of A5.  Extra decoupage layers are made by copying and pasting  and then cropping the resized card image, until I am left with just the parts I need.
Newspaper Card 2
I cut the card front out , leaving a slight edge all the way round.
Newpaper Card 3
And then mat and layer it on silver or another matching card, before sticking it on the card blank with double sided tape.
Newpaper Card 5
The decoupage layers are then cut out and stuck down with adhesive foam pads.
Newspaper card 6
Finishing touches can then be added like Ranger Glossy Accents to give dimension and accentuate, in this case the speech bubbles.
Ranger Glossy Accents
That’s all there is to it, perhaps a little long winded and fiddle farty but it works for me.
E Type jag Birthday Card.
The brief for this card was that it was for a gentleman called Bill, who always told his wife Anne, when questioned, that all the parts and work on his E-type Jag that he went hill climbing in only ever cost 50 quid! Pull the other one!!

4 comments:

marc said...

i have never used publisher i use serif or my craft studio as programes to make things but its the extra bits of decopage glossy accents that make the card stand out big love marc

lynda said...

Thanks so much fdor this Helen! I sat for ages tryong to get the card front to print out in A5 size - I was nearly throwing the computer out of the window - aaaggghhh!!! I am still 'learning' with Publisher but my biggest problem was the sizing of the card front! Thanks again - and enjoy your wee holiday! x

Lynda xx

Suze Bain said...

Great fun - love how you've priced the newspaper at 50 quid too! xx

Cheryl Winget said...

Fantastic card, Helen - I love it!