Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AiFactory - Hip to Be Square Challenge No. 37 - Home Sweet Home

This weeks challenge at AiFactory was to create a project
using a delightful new digital image called "Home Sweet Home"
The challenge - it's Hip to Be Square, so no round elements like buttons or flowers.

I was out of town last week and returned with the plan that I was going to make an easy card. After attempting to colour the entire image, I decided to simply crop part of the Home Sweet Home digital stamp and colourize it with Photoshop CS3. (I erased away the window in Photoshop)

Here is the full image of the original art - you can pick it up from AiFactory store.

There are some great YouTube videos teaching you how to use a photo editing program and colourizing your digital stamps.

I sized the image to fit a 4x6" print. You can get prints made rather inexpensively at Costco or other on-line photo vendors. So I printed one and trimmed and added a bit of Stickles to the flag pole.

For the other card I used my same festive Independence Day themed print and mounted it on a red cardstock base. Using a long held, but not often used, corner punch and some white scrap to mat. I opted to keep this one a little simple but you could add bling or ribbon or make it a flat card. Re-work the wording and simply wish someone a Happy 4th of July!

Don't forget to visit the AiFactory challenge blog to enter your Hip to Be Square project and see what you can win! Your image doesn't have to be an AiFactory image, pick whatever you would like. (Check out this link to some great AiFactory freebies.)
Thanks for visiting! Remember it is Hip To Be Square!

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Regina Easter said...

fun card....hugs

michele hileman said...

That is awesome. and very creative

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. Love it, so sleek and clean.