Thursday, March 10, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Twitter Park Thanks

For my birthday, I got a new ink jet printer.  I wanted to try out printing some paper packs that I purchased from Lettering Delights just to see how well my printer could handle the bright colors and thick card stock.

The Paper Packs I used are as follows along with links to LD.
Teal, Blue, Green and Yellow papers from Matryoshka Family Paper Pack. (I ended up not using the blue paper on this card.)

Brown paper is from Tie One On Dad Paper Pack.
I used MTC software to fill up an entire 8.5 x 11 sheet with the yellow patterned paper to be used as my card based.  I decided to overprint on some light yellow cardstock just to see what would happen.  I really liked the way it turned out!  Then I created 4 6x6 squares that I filled with the remaining colors that I wanted to use to cut out the cute bird from the Twitter Park SVG set.  You can see in the photo below that I was able to print all 4 6x6 squares on a12x12 sheet of cardstock. I think it is so cool that you can print directly from MTC!!

Bird is from the Twitter Park SVG set. (Note - I flipped the bird image in MTC so it would face the other direction.)

Photo below shows 6x6 squares printed all on 12x12 sheet directly from MTC.

I cut out the bird layers as seen above using my Cricut Expression. I didn't like the way the flowers cut out on the light green layer so I edited the cut file in MTC to take the flowers out and just used my Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch to get the same look.  I think the card turned out sweet and simple once everything was adhered to the card base and the sentiment stamped.

This card would have been a 5 minutes or less card if I would have used some of the patterned paper I had on hand instead of printing out my own using the LD paper packs.  I am going to play some more with the printing feature in MTC to make more CAS E2C cards so be looking for those soon!

Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop Yellow and the card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Lettering Delights Paper Packs (mentioned in the above post with links)
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Twitter Park SVG Bird
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Flower Punch - Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch
Accessories - Crystal Rhinestones