Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another ATC

This was the second month of the ATC (artist trading card) swap I am involved in through the Cricut Message Board. The theme this month was "flowers" and I originally thought I would cut some flowers with my cricut for the card. But, I had a change of heart....

I have been wanting to do more with my photography and I love to take photos of flowers. I decided to use one of my photos and find a quote that I liked to superimpose on the photo. I had been to the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in April and there were some wonderful beds of daffodils that I photographed. I scanned through all my photos and this one appealed to me

I knew that some cropping and editing was called for to make it suitable for what I had in mind. First I cropped the photo and cloned out the white daffodil off to the right and the very distracting yellow daffodil behind the clump of white daffodils that I wanted as the focus of my photo using my Creative Memories Memory Manager software.

I then transferred the image to my Creative Memories Storybook Plus digital scrapbooking software to create and place the quote on my photo. I can use any true type font in my computer with this software and I chose "Mistral" - it just had the right "feel" for this quote and photo.

I received all of the other ATCs in the mail yesterday and they are wonderful - if you would like to see them they are posted on KER's blog (she is the host of our swap). If you would like any information about the software I used you can check out my CM website (linked in the side column) or contact me directly using my gmail account (also listed in the side column).

More .cut files are coming soon (just have to test cut them and take photos), but, in the meanwhile, I wanted to share this little project and I will continue to post the ATCs I create each month as we progress through the swap - July's theme is "ribbon" and I am trying to decide what to do...


  1. I love your ATC. Your photograph is great of the daffodils.

  2. Diane!

    LOVE the daffodils! They are one of my absolute favorite flower, and you've done an amazing job at caputuring them.

    (I planted over 100 bulbs here at the new house - so I patiently wait for spring.)



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