Design & Photography

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

December 1, 2014

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!

Don't forget about the Crafty Secrets sales going on through today, Cyber Monday!  


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so soft and dreamy! I love the color palette and the sweet Santa image. Thanks for the tutorial...I hope I can figure out how to make it work in PaintShop Pro! Hugs!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so soft and dreamy! I love the color palette and the sweet Santa image. Thanks for the tutorial...I hope I can figure out how to make it work in PaintShop Pro! Hugs!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love this card! It has such soft colors and has an old world feel to it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG you are always SO clever! LOVE your creation! Perfect combination of color/images! Beautiful!

Diane said...

Wonderful tutorial and GORGEOUS card..wow...I learned on this one....very pretty!!!

the primitive country bug said...

This is so pretty and clever, the way you've saved your printer ink. I don't have that program and digital is still new to me but I love your tutorials each month. They're filled with clever and helpful tips. Blessings~ Birgit

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous red and green shades on this beautiful card. You will be pleased to know that throughout the past 1 1/2 years I have been on the design team you have impressed upon me how much I don't know so I bought a package with the Apple "Genius" team to learn how to do the tutorials you offer on my MacBook. This is a great tutorial and idea. Who wants to throw out ink.

Gloria Stengel said...

You always have the BEST ideas for using the digital items! I have a notebook now to write all this down! Thanks! This is such a pretty card!

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