Techniques: Stamping, Matte a Photo, Text on a Photo
Stamping: This is a great tool to make your own decorative papers. I made the ghost, bat and spider papers by stamping the element on the paper. You can stamp and then crop or crop first and then stamp - whtever works for you. Once you have some digital paper, click on the Draw button on the top toolbar. Now click on File Stamp. Find your scrapbook kits (mine are in My Pictures), open a kit and find a element that you would like to use as a stamp. Click on it and then click on Open. Now it is on your 'stamper'. Adjust the stamp size with the slicer. I stamped all of the spiders and bats the same size and then adjusted the size and rotated them afterwards. Now stamp away!
To resize, click on the stamped element and re-size and move it. To rotate, mouse over the top left corner until you get the rotation arrow. If you want to delete a stamp from the LO, right click on it and choose Delete Image
Matte a Photo: The photo here has 2 mattes which match the shape of the photo. The Keep Crop Rope tool lets you keep the same crop shape and slide other papers under to crop. First, select your photo and click on Crop. Now choose Pull or Adjust Pattern. From the menu, select Some Rounding. Using your mouse, hold down the left button to pull out the shape. Now click on the Keep Crop Rope and then click Crop. Now click on Correct and move the photo out of the way. Select a paper and place it under the rope. Click on Crop and that paper will be cropped. Do it one more time with the second paper. Now all you have to do is enlarge the mats as you desire. To stack them, place the bottom mat on the background. Move the second mat. If it goes under the first one, then right click on the second mat and choose Show Image on Top and it will slide over the the bottom mat. Now move the photo on top, using the Show Image on Top if needed.
Text on a Photo; You can put text on a photo just like on a paper or anywhere else. The slanted text was made by clicking on Text and then New Text Object. Type the text and then click OK. Now move your mouse over the upper left corner of the text box. A clockwise arrow will appear. Holding the left button, rotate the box. Then move it to where you want. It is that easy!
This is my DD who won the Best Costume award for the Sophmore Class!
Credits: Kit is the RAKScraps megakit for October. Check out their way cool website at www.rakscraps.com