Fast & Easy, Rich’s Photo Technique, Perfect for Spring

Rich made a great photo and then turned it into a JPG file so that you can use it to make a great card very quickly and easily.

You will use the link below to print with your regular printer and using white cardstock.  You can use 110 lb or 65 lb cardstock in your regular printer connected to your computer.  Use 65 lb. cardstock if you are layering your card, and 110 lb if you are sending it without any layers.

Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DLO0m6zf9fN3hFT2tIUWN5UFE/view?usp=sharing

After printing this photo with the link above, you’ll want to trim the image with your paper trimmer.  Then you will want to either stamp on the back with a postcard stamp or draw the lines and the stamp square and the word “Postcard” at the top on the back of the image  to create a postcard.  I recommend using 110 lb cardstock if you are going to use this by itself to make it a postcard.

If you want to line the image with another color like I did, then trim the image to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and then make your backing paper 4″ x 6″.  If you back your postcard, you should use 65 lb cardstock so that both papers aren’t really thick.  Make sure you use a lot of tape runner so the two pieces of paper are really well adhered so they go through the mail really easily.

After printing the image from above, you’ll want to stamp a sentiment on the front of it.  I chose cherry cobbler ink from Stampin’ Up and my sentiment was from a Hero Arts set called Celebrate Everyday.  I stamped my postcard stamp on the back.  Amy Tangerine makes a really nice postcard stamp.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp my postcard image.

If you choose to make the image into a regular card, trim it on the sides to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and then back it with another colored layer that is 4″ x 5 1/4″  attached together with tape runner,  then put foam tape on the 4 x 5 1/4″ layer and attach it to a white card base that is  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I put washi tape on my envelope and my card was ready to go.  I thought it was really nice of Rich to give us a simple but lovely image for us to make quick and easy cards with.

Each card should take less than two minutes to make if you make them in an assembly line fashion.

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