As Mark Twain would have said …..stories of my death have been greatly exaggerated….lol WELL I am just saying I know I have been gone for quite a while…well not actually gone but my postings have definitely been missing… if you just saw the last one…you will notice I was totally missing VALENTINE’S day…actually I did send some just didn’t get any posted so I am trying to get the jump on ST PAT’S DAY. I am part Irish well I think maybe welsh but I say Irish. So I am going to post two CARDS HERE…but this first one the slider is my favorite.
As you can see Dawn also showed trying it in both directions..either vertical or horizontal. I think I like the horizontal version best and yep I did use this for my St Pat’s day card… here is my sample.
I also had found a sheet of Peanuts stickers for St Pat’s Day so I used them to just to add a little bit more color and then I added the tiny buttons in the center of the shamrock. So now you can see how this one works… well here is the MAGIC CARD…and while I think its cute and that Dawn did a great job of matching the two images up …I DID NOT…I threw away more than I achieved and I will tell you that I tried to use some images that also included writing and those were the worst ones to line up…so I am sharing it and her video which makes it look easy and many of you may find it no problem but for me I will stick with the slider.
A few hints regarding this card… I was using HP INKJET TRANSPARENCY for the window part and I learned the hard ( waited two days to find out that you need to stamp on the rough side not the shiny side so keep that in mind.
Next if you have an image without any writing as part of it you will have an easier time getting them to line up…
I thought stamping on the blank sheet would be very nice and it looks great when its open BUT..this is what happens when its closed…DUHHHHH.
sometimes don’t try to fix what isn’t broken….
ok the first thing is that I made the opening too small and then I stamped the image too far up on the 3 ½ piece of card stock so that when pushed in its not centered…so A) MAKE YOUR SQUARE LARGER THEN MINE… MORE LIKE 2 ¾ OPENING .
Ok it lined up well , simple image no writing but again it almost pulls out of card due to being stamped in the wrong place..
Then I tried it with a simpler one
Ok it lined up pretty well but you will notice that it was still not far enough down on the card and that it almost slides out of the top….are you beginning to see why I said this was HARD FOR ME… and that I liked the slider one better… but I did try one more time…
Ahhhhh I finally got one that worked…but I must admit that I have always been opposed to the STAZON stamp pads….my reason being that its got things in that will cause your rubber to eventually dry up and not stamp well… it will happen but it may take years or it may happen in two weeks… Rubber doesn’t like chemicals in the ink…. BUT ALL THAT SAID… the STAZON works best on the transparency so I bought it and used it but I only try to clean it with just water no stamp cleaner.
I found that it worked best for me to stamp the image on the with the 3 ½ in in vertical position and place down near bottom say about ½ inch to ¾ inch up from bottom and it you will have better luck with showing in the window.
I did use a stamp positioner but its still not easy to get it to line up so you may find that to get the top of the two cards to be even you may need to trim either the white card stock or the transparency so that they line up evenly.
Ok so I have given you evidence why I don’t get too excited with this magic card but it can be done just go slow and follow the DAWN’S directions and KEEP THE IMAGE SIMPLE.
EYE CANDY...why I love SQUIRRELS … I hope you will enjoy this video…. I have personally watched the hawks chase some of the squirrels in my back yard however, I have never seen a hawk this persistent… I promise a good ending but it will leave you on the edge of your seat…. this is especially for my friend BONNIE NOEHR…she has all kinds of animals especially squirrels in her yard/house etc and she also works with a group that helps fledge peregrine falcons …( i think )… ENJOY…
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath