Friday, November 25, 2016

CSBlog Hop - 2016 Garden Holiday or Christmas Thyme

No sooner than Karen puts out a call for interest in a blog hop for this cute Christmassy kit than I have to open everything in the kit up and see what I can do!!

























Now open up a blank canvas on a transparent background.  In this case I am making a card so chose 7" wide x 4.5" high at 300ppi.

Looking at the printables, I really like the one on the bottom left and I think I will use a selection from that one as my background.  Of course, I will rotate what I choose by 90 degrees.

























Once the selection is made, and pasted into the new file, duplicate the layer and rotate it by 180 degrees and then you can go ahead and play with the opacity.  In this case, I reduced the opacity by 50% of the second background layer.  Then I used an eraser brush to erase some of the center part of the merged background.  You can play around with flow and opacity at this stage also.

























Here is what the top layer looks like after being erased.

























You could save this as an overlay/semi vignette for use with later projects as well.  If you do that, make sure you label it with something that you can remember!!!

























Above you can see that I am beginning to build a card with various of the components from within the kit.

Add a stamp greeting in a toning color.

























Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas.

OK it is now Election Day - 8th November and the invitation states that we need to make 3 cards or one layout or one project so what I will do is make a layout a bit later in the week when things have calmed down a bit here.

Today is 19th November and things have not calmed down since election day but I thought I better get the rest of my blog entry done prior to the lunacy of next week and 4000 calorie meals!!!

This one is a layout utilising some of the beautiful elements of this delightful kit.  I have a stock photo of the Petronas Towers in my stash that I have never used.  This is the layout that I created with the photo.  It seemed like a good way to use some of this kit.

























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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and page, Annette. Love that misty look onb the page.
    Have to try your teachings.

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  2. I love your card and page Annette

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  3. Just lovely! What a great way to make Christmas cards in large quantities. TFS!

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    1. Thank you Karen. That is exactly what I did for my cards that are flying overseas this year.

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  4. Incredible! Terrific ideas and love the digital tutorial!

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  5. Gorgeous digital projects, Annette! Thanks for hopping along with us!

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  6. Always a pleasure Tricia and thank you so much.

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  7. Lots of digi goodness here Annette! Great instructions!

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    1. Thank you Wendy and you blog is totally delightful.

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  8. I love how you created that background with the eraser, changing the opacity and blending. Outstanding, Annette!

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  9. Hi Annette! Your card is fabulous. The layout is really gorgeous. Have a great day.

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  10. Beautiful!!! I love seeing everyone's gorgeous designs!! thank you!
    hugs
    Cheryl

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  11. Gorgeous Digital projects. I go the other way by printing the digital on cardstock and then layering it. This is such a fabulous alternative. TFS!

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  12. Beautiful Annette, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  13. Wow, very pretty card and gorgeous layout! Always along with a great tutorial! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kay. Your comments always mean so much to me.

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