Friday, March 8, 2013

Paper Crafts Card Creations Vol. 11 Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Card Creations Vol. 11 blog hop! What a special issue this is for me! I am thrilled to be on the cover!!! (top card) And from what I have been seeing on the Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World blogs, the inspiration on the inside is out of this world!!

Kimberly Crawford Paper Crafts downloadable sentiment
Each of the designers on the hop today is using one of the wonderful and downloadable sentiments created especially for this issue! You can find the sentiments here –> Card Creations Vol.11 Sentiments

I chose this sentiment to use on my project:
Sympathy Art
You have the ability to download either a .jpg format or a .pdf. It gives you options and that is always best for creativity! But I want to show you how I changed my sentiment to fit my project. Its very easy to do!

image
I downloaded the .jpg version to my computer and saved it in a location that I would remember. That is, for me at least, the big key. :) I opened it with Photoshop Elements v10. You can use any photo editing program with the tools shown on the side.

picking color
Start by finding the color box on the left side.

color chart
Click the left side or front box. A color palette like this will appear. Slide the two white arrows (around the line of rainbow) until you get to a color you desire. Then click inside the palette for the shade of color. You can click and play around until its perfect.

adding color to letters
Once the color makes you happy, click the tool that looks like a bucket of paint. Then click the center of each letter and icon. Each part will change. Then print. See? Easy peasy lemony squeezy! (to quote my favorite 7 year old)
Inside the photo editing program, you can also make this image larger or smaller, whatever is needed to suit your project. I simply printed it as is.

Kimberly Crawford Paper Crafts downloadable sentiment cu
Here is a closer look at the printed sentiment. The image was stamped with Color Shine color mists. The mists were spritzed onto a craft mat and the stamp placed into them, just like ink.

Check out these fantastic designers who are using several of the other downloadable sentiments!!
Every designer is giving away a copy of this special issue!!! Leave a comment on any and all of these blogs (and this specific post for each) by Tuesday, March 12.

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

94 comments:

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww!! beautiful card! lovely way of incorporating the digi sentiment!! thanks for the tut!

Karen said...

Wonderfully done...

paperpapier said...

love how you change the sentiment colour using photoshop.

maria f. said...

Beautiful combo of the digi sentiment with that delicate stamped flower.

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE the ribbon!!!

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gRiSeL™ said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial!!! (:

Lee said...

Fabulous card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and thanks for the tutorial.
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Brenda said...

Beautiful card and I so appreciate the tutorial.

Shanna said...

Beautiful card as always girl! Love it!

Rox-Ann said...

Super congrats! I love the card and thank so much for sharing how to download and change I have often wanted to try that!

Elena said...

Beautiful!

Margie said...

This turned out so pretty!

JoAnn P said...

Love the flower behind the sentiment.

Diane said...

Very pretty...and congrats to you for being on the cover...yeah!!!

Laura M. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your technique :)

Beastybunny said...

Lovely card. The colors are breathtaking!

Katherine said...

This is a beautiful card! Thanks for the helpful tutorial!

Connie G said...

Love this card!Beautiful colors- thanks for the tutorial on changing the colors too. I can't wait to try it.

Cindy H. said...

Your card is just so lovely! I love the design. Thank you, too, for showing how you colored the sentiment - very helpful to me!

Emily said...

so pretty!

Julie C. said...

I love the card and really appreciate the Photoshop Elements tutorial. Even though I have it on my computer, I don't use it as much as I should!

Sandi said...

beautiful card and great tutorial thanks

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you printed over the image, which is also gorgeous. Beautiful card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial! And CONGRATS on your pub!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So pretty. Thanks for the tips

Ava Gavloski said...

kimberly, thanks for your share on your card and appreciate PaperCrafts generous offer to share the love with all of us in the industry.

cheryl (clee') said...

Beautiful card - love your technique on the stamped flower.

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful card! You make changing the color of the sentiment seem so easy! Hope I can do it. Thanks!

Kailash said...

A beautiful card, love the background!!

katrynka said...

Very pretty!

Tami B. said...

Very pretty!

Ivy Peralta said...

Beauty ! Thanks for share

Deborah said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The card turned out lovely.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card and for the mini-tutorial on how to change the colour to suit your needs.

Darlene S. said...

Such a lovely card and sentiment! Thanks for the tip on stamping with colorshine (who knew?)and your tutorial!

Tricia said...

Such a lovely card, Kimberly!

Lori Barnett said...

VERY COOL! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Beautiful card design with the digi.

Lisa Long said...

Lovely card!

Dana said...

Wonderful card! I love the yellow flower, goes great with the pattern paper

Thalia said...

What lovely card. Thanks for the extra tutorial on how to use photoshop.

Lucy said...

I'm so grateful to see how the free digi images are used. I haven't done any digital cardmaking, so seeing the sentiments "in action" is so helpful. You've made it look like I can do it, too! ;-) The tutorial is really helpful; I'm trying to learn PSE, so your input is welcome.

Lillian Child said...

Thank you SO much for that tip on resizing and colorizing a downloadable file. Great card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow!!! I love that your stamped image was done using spray mists!!! What a cool technique I must try! Thanks for the how to with the sentiment too!
Lisa

Iris said...

Pretty card. Iris

calamity jane said...

Absolutely beautiful Kimberly!

C Wu said...

beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing the tip of coloring digitl stamp.

justasiam said...

I'm thrilled to be able to have a chance to win this issue; the cards created are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card, and thanks for the tutorial for changing the color.

Emily H said...

Oh man! I super love this!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

I love what you did with these sentiments! Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful card--thanks for the tutorial!

Aimee Rose said...

Love this! Perfect composition Kimberly :)

Nad├Ęge said...

Very sweet. Love the watercolor effect on the flower behind a very sharp sentiment. The contrast looks awesome.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! I really like how the image backs the sentiment.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Ah, this is so lovely!

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL card,Kimberly. Thanks for sharing!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kimberly, this is gorgeous. Love it!

Brenda Lee said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for the tutorial.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card, love the stamped image, looks like watercolor painting. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Tiff said...

beautiful!

laure said...

Nice gentle look to the card. Thanks also for the mini tutorial

Judy Tuck said...

Very pretty. Love the ribbon. Nice touch!

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous! The color of the font is fantastic...thanks for the mini tutorial!

Ruth G said...

Amazing! I love the colors and images you chose and the fact that you shared how you did the digital part! Thanks so much!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love that beautiful flower!

Betty said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the visual!

Jean Bullock said...

The colored in panel, with the black and white patterns as the background was really effective. Good job on this.

Barbara said...

This is very beautiful! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

Renee said...

WOW! *Seriously*. Everything about this is amazing!!!!

Janelle said...

So pretty. It's nice to know how to change colours. Thanks for showing me how.

Linda said...

Congrats on being a cover girl! Thanks for the chance.

Linda said...

Congrats on being a cover girl! Thanks for the chance.

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on being a cover girl on the Card Creations...woow...love your ribbon on your card too...really adorable card....

cgargus said...

Love your card, and your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower behind the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So pretty! I love this sentiment over the flower!

Carmen Nuland said...

Great job - I love your card!

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Angeline said...

what a lovely card! love all the flowers !

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the PhotoShop tips - I need as many as I can get! LOL! And congrats on being a cover girl!

UnikByYes said...

Stunning card Kimberly! hank you for sharing the tutorial on how to change color to the sentiments.
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

mamichelle said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial. I often print sentiments but never change the color!

Sandy T said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for the tutorial page shots. I have not done much with digital cards. Will have to give it a try.

Mags said...

Very nice, springy card. Thank you for a chance to win.

J L said...

Very nice card. And thanks for offering the quick Photoshop tutorial :)

Jackie said...

Love the soft sweet colors!

Pat said...

This is lovely..thanks for the tutorial, too!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats. Beautiful card.

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats on being a cover girl, Kimberly, and I adore your "loving" card! Great idea to change the font color and resize if necessary.

Sheri said...

Thank-you for the tutorial on using the JPEGS. Now I need to download those, I just got the PDF's. I like having the option of changing the colors.

Heather said...

Beautiful card, love your ideas in it!