Saturday, December 4, 2010
Some Digital Fun with new content...
I just got some new digital content for my StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 software and I couldn't resist taking a bit of time to try a few things out. I enjoy trying different overlays and effects and combining the various elements in new ways. I will use some of the things I created for cards by resizing and printing them. (These are all low resolution screen shots just to show you what I did and to give you an idea of some of the possibilities available to you with digital designs).
Then I added an overlay with lots of snowflakes.
A few bird "stickers" were added next.
Finally I added some word art that seemed appropriate. I grouped all of the items and resized the page to 3 inches square and added a postage stamp frame for the image at the top of this post.
Then I made a piece of custom background paper base on a the snowflake I designed with the Reminisce Accents cartridge.
This was my original design and I used the magic wand to trace around it and cut the image into two pieces.
This line drawing effect was left when I hid the traced area that I had cut around digitally. I will probably use this to create my own overlay.
I added a gradient of color to the background.
Then I chose a snowflake "sticker" and adjusted it to neatly fill the center area.
I filled the snowflake with white - when you flood fill you lose all detail. In this case that was my goal because I wanted the entire snowflake image to be white.
I added a snowy overlay and I can now use this "paper" for a digital background.
The next thing I made was a snowman medallion.
I started with the scalloped circle tag from the Winter Delight Embellishments.
I added a circle, centered it in the scalloped design and filled it with red paper.
Then I added a snowman and the "Let it Snow" phrase which I filled in white.
I also tried the design with just a bigger snowman in the center.
I added some coordinating background paper to complete the image.
Here is one more of my "doodles." I used two different overlays, some word art and a metallic snowflake for this one.
In this closer view you can see the dimension on the "metal" snowflake. I added the little water drop to the starry tail of the "W" in "Winter" for a tiny bit more sparkle.
If you have any questions about the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 software, please leave a comment or email me. There is a new program available (at last!) for Mac computers called sbcStudio. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but I am sure it will be great. The StoryBook program is one of my favorite crafting tools!
I'll be back to more Cricut projects tomorrow - I have some new files to test cut (and they aren't snowflakes this time!). I hope you have a great weekend. We will be doing more projects around the house to get ready for the holidays.
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