with Di Hickman, Creative Team Member
I started out with a bunch of old chipboard pieces in various sizes, for this tutorial I chose the oval.
- I scanned the chipboard piece using my scanner @ 300dpi.
- Then using the elliptical marquee tool I created an ellipse a little larger than the chipboard piece
- and used a solid color to fill, this will be used as template later for a clipping mask.
Create a copy of the elipse fill by right clicking the layer, selecting duplicate layer and then clicking ok in the pop up box. Once you have the 2 ellipses merge the layers by pressing Ctrl E
- Open the paper you wish to use and drag onto the open document (resize if you wish).
- Then create a clipping mask by pressing Ctrl Alt G (in photoshop CS3). This links the layers together.
- Repeat the above steps with a smaller ellipse 1/4" inside the edge of the chipboard shape.
- Again open paper of choice, and create a clipping mask.
- For interest I added a stroke around the edge by right clicking the layer: blending options>stroke and setting a stroke in creme color at 7pixels
- Next add the year using the text tool, in the font and color of your choice, I chose a creme to compliment the stroke in the above step.
- Hide the chipboard scan layer and print onto white cardstock
- Once printed adhere to chipboard piece,
- trim and sand edges.
- Add buttons, stickers and penwork.
- Punch a hole in the top and thread ribbon through to hang from tree.
digital papers: sponsor Melothria "and then it was winter" kit
Alpha stickers: American crafts
misc buttons from craft store
pen: white signo uniball
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If you have any questions or comments, please send them to thedigitalproject gmail.com