Let’s make a Santa Shaker Card!
Today I’m using another awesome digital kit from Taylormadecards4u.You’ll also want to check out the Crafter’s Castle’s Monthly Challenge.
The challenge is “anything goes” and is solely sponsored by TaylorMadecards4u.
This month’s prize is the “Special Delivery Christmas” digital kit that I’m using for today’s project.
Since the prize is digital, it means that the challenge is open Worldwide! Be sure to check the description box below for more information and as well as a link so you can buy it.
And make sure to stick around till the end of the video. I have a coupon code for you to get 20% off your purchase at Taylormadecards4u.
The digital kit from Taylormadecards4u that I’m using for today’s design team project is the Santa Passport Kit. I love the backgrounds in this pack, and especially love the Santa portrait!
Because the is such a lovely image, I decided to try something a little different. And I’m so glad that I did. I’ve been playing around with digital images for a little while now (check out my other Taylormadecards4u design team projects) by cropping out the individual images and then sizing and arranging them in Microsoft word for printing. That hasn’t changed for this project.
What DID change is the paper that I used. I had noticed that some of the other crafters using the kits had images that were a bit more vibrant than mine. I think the cardstock I used may have been soaking up the ink, just like when we do ink blending.
So I printed a copy of the pages I wanted to use onto some old photo paper that I’ve had for over 20 years. Remember when the first cheaper commercial digital cameras came out in the late 90s and we all decided it was cheaper to print than to have film developed? Well I was in that boat too, but didn’t really print many out. So I had a package just waiting to be used.
I know that the photo doesn’t really represent how big a difference this paper made… I’m hoping that you can tell in the video.
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I’ll just leave it at this. There was a big enough difference for me to want to experiment with different papers to see what will have the best results at the best value for me. The photo paper looks awesome, but I think the pricing may be a bit higher for everyday pattern paper printing… however, I may decide it’s perfect for focal images, like this Santa.
Check out how the video and let me know what you think.
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Here is a quick look at the finished project.
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I hope that this video has inspired you to grab your use digital kits in creative ways and create something amazing. I’d love to see what you make, so come find me on FB, IG or Twitter, or shoot me an email at DebbieJ@debbiejscraftingcorner.com to show me your creations!
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Here is the rest of the design team line up!
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* Microsoft Photos App in Windows 10
- Microsoft Word
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