Thank you to Desire Fourie for joining the dance.
Gail, I don't do anything hard with Serif. It's usually pick a "material" drag it onto page. Add an embellishment and a bit of text. These days, because my computer technician (daughter!) no longer lives at home I do try to create cards without logging onto my laptop and use my dies instead or hybrid craft with both
You may recall that last week just seemed to disappear for me and I so wanted to send a card to my dad that I created this in about 10 minutes flat AND managed to get it in the post on Saturday morning. My dad is retired and plays golf but I've made soooo many cards with a golfing image and/or beer! I wanted to do something different
I was really pleased with the result because, I don't know about you, it wasn't a "happy accident" as is usually the case with me. I will definitely create similar ones in other colour combinations.
I created it using a piece of "material" from Serif - Butterfly Motifs. I sized it to fit largest die in Sue Wilson's NY collection - Herald Squares and placed the text, sized to fit the smaller die in the same set, slap bang in the middle of it (click on "material" hold "Shift" key and click on text - go to "Align" tab and centre. I cut the text out with the smaller die i.e. gutting the card. No waste. I matted this onto the decorative die in black and 3D foam onto the bigger piece and matted it onto black. Took more time to explain than actually make. Would be great for batch making. Can make two cards from one piece of A4 card.
After visiting our son's grave on Sunday (OH wanted to go as it was Father's Day) we met up with our daughter and had a fab afternoon dancing Salsa
I hope you like this simple card (a bit embarrassing to show as it was so easy). It will be so easy to adapt