I made a few cards today. I was looking to create some different backgrounds so I did some internet research on creating backgrounds and was inspired to print some of my scanned backgrounds onto book pages. I dug through my stash of books for collage and found a text book of Latin Prose which I got free on a boulevard a few years ago. The pages are 5" x 8" which I thought was close enough to half a page to work in the printer. I searched some several older folders of my scanned backgrounds to find something to print on the pages. I created this one by brushing Citrasolv onto a colourful page from a National Geographic magazine and letting all of the colours blend. A very cool technique!! I opened the scan in Corel Draw and sized it onto a half page so it would print on 5" x 8" and ran the book page through my colour laser. I love how it worked out!! I printed several sheets while I was at it so I have a few extra!! I would highly recommend to all of you to scan or photograph your creations for reuse in future projects!!
his link or Click the Tutorial Link on my header. I layered my decorative paper onto black and then onto a medium blue card front. I adhered my image with its embossed metal frame to the top portion using double sided tape. I layered my laser printed greeting over a strip of black paper and used staples to secure it in place. I used 3D foam tape to adhere this element to my card front.
Had a fun day of cardmaking!!