Sunday, February 22, 2009

Can You Guess How Many Layers I Used?

It's a trick question. Although it looks like 8 different layers, it is actually only 2. Yes 2!!

Although I've actually done this before I had not used digital elements for quite some time. Well over at Melanie posted a super cool card this morning showing that you can layer the papers on your computer and print. This would solve the issue for those of us that can't use less than a million layers on our cards and want to send them in the mail.

So how did I do it?

I used digital patterned paper from the Floral Frenzy Kit. I used shadows for each of my photoshop layers to make it look more realistic. I used the oval selection tool to 'cut out' the brown oval and then used the oval shape tool to make a white oval. I also pulled the yellow color from the yellow PP to make the plain yellow matte. But look closely; it is textured. Yep, I used the texturizer tool to make it burlap textured. Once I had all of my layers set in Photoshop, I printed it out on Gina K Pure Luxury White 80lb. card stock. I trimmed it down. Then I stamped the flowers from Framed Flowers using the thumping technique in the white square box. I stamped the sentiment from Thinking of You with Dark Brown Chalk Ink in the oval. I added some Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon and a few Dew Drops. I mounted the digital/stamped layer onto a Always Artichoke 4 1/4" square card base. Always Artichoke matches the green paper in the pack very nicely.


Melanie said...

the shadows look great, I have a drop shadow tool on my Microsoft Picture it Program, but they don't come out looking as real as this, so I haven't used. I might need to play with it mre though to figure out if I just need to be doing something differently or if it's a limitation of my program.

Again, great job

chelemom said...

Very cool idea!! Great card!

Carol A said...

This is great! I just want to pick it up all touchy-feely to verify that it's not a ton of layers!