Creating the Keeping Watch Card
Although the image on the cardstock is the same as the decoupage element, I decided not to cover one with the other. I made this decision because the decoupage image has gold decorative elements throughout the picture which is pretty but also takes away some of the purity of the design. By putting the decoupage element above the image on the cardstock, you get to see the picture in both forms. Showing both details is something I wouldn’t have done a year or two ago and, I believe, it shows some of my growth as a cardmaker that I looked at it from this perspective.
Adding a Sentiment
I could have used my ScanNCut
again as I did on the Easter Card to cut some words out but I decided that I wanted to add a verse, so I turned to Serif Craft Artist
instead. Although Daisytrail no longer exists and the software is no longer wholly supported it still works perfectly well, and you can get Digi Kits from so many different places now. Pixel Scrappers
is one of my go-to places as is My Memories
I turned to the Country Day Out Digikit by Victoria Nelson (from Daisytrail) for the feature images above the verse and then wrote the poem myself. Before I even started making cards, I dabbled in writing poetry so it is great when I can bring the two elements together. I set the background to ivory so it would blend better with the rest of the card. Once I had printed it on some Crafters Companion Printable Light Card
I cut it out and added a gold mirror matting layer to tie it together with the card design.
Michael prefers less fussy designs, so I didn’t add any further embellishments. Here is the completed card.