I'm so proud of this card because, while I used all pre-colored images from the set, I put a lot of work into merging the ladies, their picnic lunches, the fireworks, and the sentiment so that they would look like a single image. I've been practicing but this is the first time I've merged more than just 2 images. Each image becomes a 'layer' and this one has a total of 6 layers! I can hardly believe I managed it. :-D
But if merging isn't your thing, fret not. Jan has already merged images within the set so you can either use a single image or one of the pre-merged images. You really should go and look at the entire set. It's going to be so versatile. I used the Independence Day sentiment to make this one a 4th of July card but leaving that sentiment out, all the rest of the individual images would make fabulous summer-themed cards or cards to celebrate nearly any occasion.
You know, it's digi sets like this one that make me remember why I'm now so hooked on digis as opposed to real rubber. Not only can you adjust the size of your images (which I love!) but there are so many images and sentiments in this set, if I had to store them all mounted on wood, I'd run out of room. As digis, they store in a really small space on one of my flash drives. Yep, digis for me forever!
This card has all the colors from the TicTacToe board
found at Color Dare this week except for the very
center, Laguna Blue. I used top and bottom rows plus
first and third columns.
QuicKutz and Spellbinders dies for all cut shapes
Baker's twine in blue and red stripes
Angie's Digital Stamps
As You Like It
Cute Card Thurs
Time Out (It was the celebration part that got to my creative juices!)
If you haven't played in our June challenge yet, please come on over! Our theme is always Anything Goes and, while you aren't required to use a Jan's stamp, if you do your entry will go into a separate draw just for JDS images. That increases your chances of winning buy a huge amount!
Happy Crafting. NanaConnie