Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Some Answers

No pictures today, but I'll try to explain how I printed on yesterday's card. Thanks for the comments!

I use Microsoft Word for printing on the insides and occasionally outside of my cards, but any word processing program would work. For yesterday's card, I had already done the stamping when I realized I didn't have an acceptable stamp for the sentiment. So, in Word I decided on the font and alignment of my chosen sentiment. I just put it towards the middle of the document and printed it on thin white "typing" paper. I simply put my stamped piece behind the printed page, lined it up the way I wanted it to be printed, and drew around the edges - on the back of the printed page. Then I put some repositionable tape on the back of my stamped panel and stuck it on the front of the printed page using the guide lines on the back. (Holding my stamped image and the printed page up to light allowed me to see through each of them.) I used two pieces of tape on the stamped image to hold it in place and ran it through my printer. I hope that makes sense! Normally I think I would print first and then stamp, but it's nice to know there are options:) Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. You can leave a comment, or you can email me using the link in my profile - on the right side of my blog.

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Sandy said...

Oh Lynette, Thank you so much for the tutorial. I used to use my old computer to do a lot of my sentiments on my cards, but I haven't done much lately other than something I could cut around and mount. You've given me the courage to try some 'straight to card' printing. Thanks again for your great inspiration!

Dee said...

Thank you so much for explaining how you printed the sentiment directly on to your card. I was expecting a technical word processing tutorial so I'm pleased it is basically "working around" the computer to achieve what you want! I love it! And even better, I can do it! Thanks so much!

Mary said...

Awesome tutorial Lynette. thank you for sharing.