Sunday, February 23, 2014

You Make My Heart Race Card

(I need to add Crystal Effects to the headlights!)

I created this card using the sketch challenge at
Operation Write Home today, #213.

It is another kind of goofy card
to add to the cards I'll be donating
to OWH at some point.
I've been making a lot of those lately it seems.

The digital stamp/word art was created by myself using
the new My Memories Suite V5 software.
It has new clear background and export as PNG features ! 
You can do the same thing using
 Photoshop/Photoshop Elements.

To make this word art, 
all I did was create four different
text boxes and used four different
fonts / sizes for the words.
I should have searched online for a
more race car / fast looking font, I think.

I moved them around
and adjusted the sizes 
until I liked the look. 
I exported it as a PNG from the MMSV5 software

I'd like to spend more time learning how to
create word arts/digital stamps.
 It's another one of those
"If I had more time in the day...." projects.

The other images are stamp images that were available from Stampin' Up!, a couple of them are quite
old and no longer available (Tire Tracks wheel, Bold Check Frame). The car (Need For Speed) is the closest I have to a race car image. It was colored with a Real Red marker from Stampin' Up! 

The heart was die cut from a scrap of red fleece material that was sitting on my work table using an old Movers and Shapers die from Stampin' Up! . I thought it would be fun to use something different than card stock. Also a kind of "Thoughts of you warm my heart" touch - oh, that's a good idea for another card like this actually ! Maybe if I do make that one, I'll dig out some scraps of paper for the strips rather than make my own from stamped images.

Thanks for looking =)


  1. Thanks so much for the digi. Love the white black and red colors. Great card. TFS

  2. Great card! Love all the details! I grabbed the sentiment...tfs!!!

    1. What a fun card!! Love the pun and the car is a great elements.

  3. Black, red and white is probably my favorite and this card just pops! I think your graphic work on the sentiment is terrific and thanks so much for sharing. I grabbed it too!

  4. That is awesome! Love the pun and that cool red car.

  5. So stinking cute! Thanks for sharing your talents and your digi!

  6. Thank you for the tips about png's and such. I think I shall play with photoshop and see what I can do now that I see what you have done with it. :)

  7. Thanks, ladies ! I hope it works for those of you that want to try it. It was an experiment for me, but I'd like to learn and make more :)

  8. What a fun card ! I like how you explained everything you did. It helps us newbies. Black White and red is a favorite color combination of mine.


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