Welcome to the Crafty Secrets December Linky Party. This month, we are celebrating Christmas, Cooking and Calendar inspired projects. Each design team member has prepared a creative tutorial to inspire.
This month, I am sharing how to use multiple background papers but not creating a lot of ink.
It starts with a little planning by determining the size of the card and sketching out how to layout the papers.
Then create your new artwork file entering the dimensions for the background of the card.
Open the file(s) to be used, then select the Marque Tool. Next click on the Fixed size and enter the dimensions. Drag the Marque Tool over the top of the pattern paper to "cut" the paper.
By clicking on the Move Tool, it will move the "cut" paper. Drag and drop onto the new artwork file.
Continue to add the papers until background paper is created. Save the file and print.
By creating the background from three different papers, instead of printing each of them individually it saves on printer ink and time cutting each of the papers.
Now it’s your turn!
Visit each of the design team blogs listed below.
Kathy Clement, DT Leader
Bridget Norton - Guest Designer
Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog. Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. Each player who participates will receive a New Digital Download Package as a FREE gift. We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too.
Thanks for playing along, and good luck!
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