Last week after going through my stash, I discovered I didn't have enough thank you notes to get me through the rest of the month! So I turned to my trusty eclips, eCal and pen tool and created an easy card front. Thanks to Pinterest for the inpsiration once again!
Open eCal. Go to the shapes library and drag and drop a horizontal rectangle on the mat. Size as needed. I sized mine to 5" W x 3.75" H. Click on the Text tool and choose your font. I used Samantha Upright for the YOU using all lower case. I ungrouped the text image and removed the inner part of the O and replaced it with a heart resized to fit in the spot. Group and make sure that the letters are welded.
Choose the Text tool again. Type in your additional words... I chose "are absolutely AMAZING" for the rest of the sentiment. Make sure that you set each word as Draw (pen) in the tools section on the right hand panel. Size as needed and place on the rectangle as desired. Using the Cutter tab on the tool bar, check Preview to make sure what part of your image is going to cut and which will be done using the pen. If you like what you see, you can fill the page with additional images as desired. I cut four at a time using an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.
To finish the card, I picked up a stencil and using the ebrush stenciled the leaf and vine using an old Stampin' Up marker and a matching ink pad to ink in a little additional background. Frame this with a color of your choice and place on your cardbase.
These are quick and easy to make. Thanks for dropping by! Stay tuned, more crafting on tap!