Basic Inches Card


Hello!   Today's project is how to create something beautiful with  mini stamp images you own.  This work for both digital and non-digital mini stamps.  But what is "inches?"

Basically "inches" are 1 inch square.  Many of the mini stamps you have seen or own are the size of 1 inch, so they are "inches."

This is my DT card for the Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge Group and I am working with the Beach Twiggy Set from Digistamps4Joy.  These are not inches.  Rather they are "twigi."  Twigi is a combination of a 2"x2" artwork calls a 'twinchie'.  Since this Beach Twiggy Set images are a digital, hence the word "twigi."  So, how does my use of these "twigi" fits an "inches" theme?   One of the beauty I love about working with digital stamps is the ability to resized it to fit my project design!  So though these images are "twigi"(2x2), I resized it to 1"x1".  Hence, I got my "inches."  Isn't that neat?

Supplies List:

Color medium: Copic markers
Paper: Copic blending paper and cardstock from my stash
Digi Image: Digistamp4Joy Beach Twiggy Set
Sentiment: SugarPea Designs' Seaside Wishes
Die: Spellbinder classic square die frames

To begin my card, I first opened up Microsoft Word and dragged in these four "twigi" images from the set that I want to work with.  Then, working one image at a time I did the following format.  Please note, I am working from Microsoft Word 2013 version.  If the instruction doesn't work for your version, try my alternative method.
  1. Enable to move the image around the page: RIGHT click on the image and select TIGHT. This allows me to move the image anywhere I want on the page. Alternative method - center click on the image, go to the header bar, click on FORMAT, WRAP TEXT and select TIGHT.
  2. Resize the image to 1"x1" size:  Center click on the image again and a box appear around the image. On each corner of the box is a tiny box. Click on any of these tiny box and drag INWARD or OUTWARD to resize the image to smaller or larger. I like working from the upper right hand corner. So I click and drag the tiny box INWARD until I get my 1"x1" size. Alternative method- Center click on the image, go to the header bar, click on FORMAT and look for the Height/Weight box and change the height/width of the image by typing the number into these boxes.
  3. Print & color: on Copic blending paper and with Copic markers
  • I cut and fold a sand colored cardstock to create my 4.25x5.50 size folded base card.  
  • I stamped on the waves and color a bit of the blue B000 and B0000 to them. 
  •  Die cut a brown square and adhesive that to the base card followed by a smaller square in sand.  Die cut the grid frame in the brown and adhesive that over the small square.   
  • Finally adhesive on my reformatted, colored "inches" Beach Twiggy Set images. Stamped, fussy cut out the sentiment and adhesive that over the wave and embellished with tiny starfish and pearl beads.
There you have it!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and perhaps share your thoughts, comments as well questions with me before you go.  It's always a pleasure hearing from you.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me or leave your email address in the comment box along with your question so that I can get back to you.  Wishing you a lovely week!


Lois Wyche said...

Your card is very reminds me of our vacation down in Florida.

Lori m said...

Very pretty, I've never used Word for projects before, thank you for sharing the tutorial.
Hugs, Lori m

Cara Malmrose said...

What a fun card Christina! I love your "waves" at the bottom. I have been sick but recovering. Hoping to get back into the swing of things her shortly so will be popping by the Outlawz to see what you are up too! (hug) to you!

Rannah Romps said...

You always come up with a GREAT idea on how present the digi's we have to do! I love this card! And in it goes to my favorites on my computer!! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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