Sep 17 2009
Today begins the Mega JustRite Font Blog Hop and with 54 designers sharing ideas it continues through tomorrow as well. Be sure to read through to the end of my post. Tons of links are shared as well as info on the week long Font Sale at JustRite and some fun Blog Candy offerings. Now, on to my project. I have a lot of photos, so I’ll be brief with my words.
A trio of Christmas cards — Stamped Simply — using both Times New Roman Uppercase Font and Times New Roman Lowercase Font on the Harmony Rectangle Stampers. I feel it’s best to keep projects simple for the holidays. These cards were a pleasure and a breeze to make. What a feeling of accomplishment when they go together so quickly.
Here’s a visual of what I used — Times New Roman Font Uppercase and Lowercase on the Harmony Rectangle Stampers. I’m loving these 2 sentiments for this style of Christmas card, so I’m sure I’ll be leaving the letters in tact for some time yet. I’m blessed to have several stampers — something you may want to consider, too, especially now when they are on sale!
My sentiment is gold embossed, outlined with a gold leaf pen (I actually use a Calligraphy Pen by Marvy Uchida — it’s my latest favorite gold pen — the tip is a bit smaller than some). My sentiment is then nestled between rows of double embossed lines.
A similar card in a vertical orientation. Note here how the sentiment is only adhered on the ends, allowing it to rise up over the ribbon — kind of a nice touch, I thought! Kaiser rhinestones are used to add some glitz. My Red 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts is tied in my favorite fun and flirty fashion with the Bow Easy. You can read this post to see how it is done.
This card is the same as the first, just reversed with the ribbon at the bottom. Can you see how I’ve lined the insides of the cards in pure white? I like an inside that is easy to write on and also easy to read. The card itself is Gold Brushed Metallic paper.
To emboss the double lines in my cards today, I used my Scor-It Mini. I left a 1″ space for my sentiment to be placed and my double lines are 1/4″ apart. If you use a Scor-It, using the Perga Soft on your scoring tool tip helps the tool to glide over your paper. It feels like you are gliding over butter — totally effortless.
I have a hard time taking pictures to get the embossed lines to show up as they do IRL. That’s what I’m trying to show you here. I really like the depth of the embossing when using a Scor-It.
Here’s a nice closeup of the heat embossed sentiment, lined with gold leaf pen. A couple of tips for you:
1) People think they can’t draw a straight line so they couldn’t use a gold leaf pen. WRONG! The pen tips are soft, like a marker. You push the tip into the paper, starting at one corner, and draw the pen towards you with just a tiny bit of pressure. The paper forms sort of a groove in the tip and the line comes perfectly straight. It truly could not be more simple — if you haven’t done this, give it a try. An easy way to dress up a simple project.
2) Another common question — how do you get the sentiment so straight on that small piece of paper. Well, I don’t — LOL!!! I don’t stamp on a small piece. I stamp on at least a 1/4 sheet of paper. Once your stamper is loaded with letters and ready to go, line up the bottom edge of the Rectangle Wood Stamper with the bottom edge of the paper so it’s nice and straight and stamp there. Now your sentiment will be straight with the bottom of the paper, so now you can easily trim it down to size on your paper cutter. If you were using Nesties to cut your sentiment, then it would be of no concern — but today I was cutting my sentiments myself on the paper cutter.
JustRite Stampers has the Font Sets I used today, Times New Roman Uppercase, Times New Roman Lowercase and the Harmony Rectangle Stampers, as well as their entire Font line on sale for one week. Take advantage and pick up some extra Harmony Rectangle Stampers as well!
JustRite is celebrating a Mega Font Blog Hop, a two day extravaganza with 54 designers, in style with a Super7 Day Font Sale. If you’re looking for some fabulous font sets, you won’t want to miss this sale, they are offering 30% off all JustRite font sets and the Horizontal and Vertical Font Stampers. The sale begins September 17th and ends September 24th.
There’s Mystery Blog Candy being given away during the Two Day Just Rite Font Blog Hop!!! Why is it a mystery? Well there will be three blog candy giveaways on each day and you can only win by leaving a comment on the right blog! The real surprise is you won’t know which blog has the candy. Even the designers don’t know! So, as you visit each of the 54 designers over the two day event, take time to leave a comment. You may be one of the lucky winners! You have until 12:00 noon on Sunday to leave comments for your chance to win. You’ll want to check back at the JustRite Blog on Sunday evening to find out if you’ve won.
And now it’s time to start hopping. Here are the links for today’s player — so grab your cup of coffee or tea and settle in for some fun hopping! (I’m sorry if these links, or anything else on this post, are a garbled mess, I’m working on it – MAJOR blog issues going on here today — so sorry. You can scroll down to an old-fashioned link list if this one doesn’t work.)
Thanks so much for stopping in today! Truly enjoyed having you here — enjoy your Hop and I’ll be back late Thursday evening with our weekly Stamp Simply Challenge. Hope to see you then.
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