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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day - Using Print and Cut and Node Editing in MTC

I found this image over at http://freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-vintage-images-wheel-be-valentines.html and decided to use it for a "print and cut" to make a valentine for my DH who loves to ride bicycles. However, I didn't want the image exactly "as is" in the file so I did a little tweaking inside MTC with the node editing tools to get rid of somethings I didn't want (like the flowers and bottom portion) and to "break" the heart away from being "attached" to the bike riders and to fix it so the 's on "Valentine's Day" would cut out as one word "Valentine's". I then created 2 shadow layers of (one bigger than the last one) that heart to add some depth and dimension to pop it up with and then created anothe heart with 2shadow layers to put the "Happy Valentine's Day" wording on. I used the swiss dots embossing folder on the red background paper.

Here's the image as I got it from freevintagedigistamps' blog (I've got it sorta watermarked since I was posting here but follow link above to get the image without the wording across the middle). If you like vintage stuff she has lots of free files and things on her blog. I recommend that you check it out!

And here's the card I made after pulling it into MTC did some node editing, etc. as explained above and then did a "print and cut". On the inside I added, "always".


Thanks for looking. (Can't believe I had DH's valentine's day card done almost a week ahead of time!) 

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