I have an new digital craft kit in my Digichick store – Owl Wear Woolies. This kit uses the same color palette as the Owl Fall for You kit, so the papers and elements can be shared and swapped between the two. Owl Wear Woolies is on sale through Friday!
Both kits coordinate with popular die cutting dies to make crafting quick and easy. To make this card, I simply decided on my card layout and then printed my card pieces all on one sheet of brochure paper.
When I make these, I just build my card in photoshop with each part on a different layer. I like to use clipping masks to create my base “card parts” because I can easily switch out papers to see what different ones look like. (there is a tiny clipping mask tutorial here).
In the computer, its so easy to move things around and change their size. Don’t forget that you can use edit – transform- flip (horizontal or vertical) like I did here with the little owl.
I just keep playing around with layers and different elements till I’m happy. I also add text at this point – its so great to be able to try different fonts and sizes. Once I have the card looking the way I want with everything sized properly – I just pull the layers that I want printed separately and move them to a blank part of the paper.
In this case – I knew I wanted a ribbon on my patterned paper layer so I separated the base and patterned paper layers. I created a 5.5″ by 4.25″ background and clipped the blue wood grain paper in. Then I created a smaller layer and clipped in the brown wood grain. I added a rectangle of argyle on top of that and left those two layers grouped together for printing.
I cut out the owl and the base card layers. I used Spellbinders Label 10 to cut out the oval element. Then I just layered everything, including a piece of ribbon. Last I mounted my finished card front onto a sturdy card stock card base.
Very fun and very easy. Hmmm…. I think I need to go eat some cookies now…