Hi everyone! I've got a real treat for you today! The other day I was making a valentine card and I had it all colored up ready to be made into a card. Then I started rummaging through my papers and I couldn't find anything to go with the image! I know that I'm not the only one that this happens to, but thanks to my super talented daughter Chesney Young I was saved. She put together a quick, easy to understand and follow video showing how to make your own background paper using Adobe!
I have Adobe Photoshop elements and I was able to follow her instructions exactly except for when she chooses the pattern. If you are using Adobe Photoshop elements, to choose the pattern you will see a little box at the top left that says "pattern" and you need to click the box. Then you will see a little drop down arrow to the right of that. When you click on the drop down arrow you will be able to choose your pattern. If you don't have Adobe, you can do the same thing using GIMP which is available as a free download HERE.
By following along with her tutorial I was able to make the cute little hearts background paper for this card. (I used one of the hearts over the little girl bear's head in Bashful Valentines)
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The main image is one of the new releases, and it's called Shy Bear Heart Signs. Isn't it sweet? I colored with Copic markers and added glitter and shredded confetti glitter to their signs.
The sentiment at top is the Happy Valentines Day sentiment by Nina Brackett. It's cut out with a nestabilities ribbon tag.
Doesn't the little heart background paper look cute with this? Another fun thing you can do is make the same pattern in a larger print if you wanted! I do hope you will give the tutorial a try!
If you can't view the video from my blog, you can go to You Tube and watch it HERE. Have fun with this, and you'll never have to worry about finding the perfect paper again!
Riley and I did get to play in the snow yesterday and I'll share pictures with you tomorrow! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!