Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I have been taking a free class with Jessica Sprague called Computer Tricks for Cards, the link to her website is here . The class has been going for 1 1/2 weeks now with just a few days left.
If you want to register for the class, they were still letting people register yesterday. It is really a self-paced class, but Jessica releases another segment each day. The class is using the Photoshop Elements 8 for the software. I did not have this software, so I signed up for the trial version. I am definitely going to buy this software, it is AWESOME!! Of course, I wouldn't have said that if I had to learn all of the cool tools on it by myself. Jessica has been AWESOME 10 times over with all of the videos and free papers and brushes, on and on, that she has given us!! The forum is also great for sharing links to free downloads. Today's card is a wedding card and although I have printed out all of the cards to date, I have only completely done this one. I changed the colors to go with the colors of a friend's wedding and the initials too! The green glitter bg paper is from Best Occaisions (Amy likes shiny things :) ). I used watercolor paper and watercolors to do the background per Jessica's instructions (The photo washes out the colors, they are really darker). The flower is a photoshop brush designed by Jason Gaylor call Design Fruit and you can view the full set here.
The ribbon is from the Target dollar bin and the medallion was designed by Jessica (I did change the colors) and uses the Chopin Script font from Dafont.com that you can download here. There were details that I did not do on my card, but that is the beauty of this class, you can make it your own.