Thursday, 25 November 2010

Poinsettia Tutorial

Hi Everyone,
I would like to say thank you for the invitation to do a tutorial
of my cardstock Poinsettia.

Poinsettia Tutorial

Materials :

Red and Green cardstock, Scissors

Maple leaf (medium) punch, Acid free glue

Glitter glue (green and gold), tooth pick,

Quilling tool (optional)

Punch out six leafs from the red cardstock and one from the green cardstock. Cut a circle from the red cardstock free hand about 3/4 of the size of the leaf.

Next cut part of the leaf off of all the red leaves like in the picture, Do Not throw them away they will be used later
Cut a slit two thirds of the way on all the red leaves as shown in picture

Take the quilling tool and roll half of the leaf up. (A toothpick can be used if you have no tool)
Cut half of the leaf stem off on all the red leaves as shown in pictureTake the circle and glue the red leaves to it as in pictures below Once all the leaves have been glued to the circle take four of the pieces that were cut off at the beginning and trim as shown in picture
Glue the four trimmed pieces to the center of the poinsettia as shown below in the picture
With fingers curl the leaves of the poinsettiaTake the green leaf and cut part of it off as shown in picture below Take and curl it with fingersGlue the green leaf to the bottom of poinsettiaTake glitter and place a dot or a couple of dots depending on prefrence Poinsettia is now completeThe first one takes time but once you get the hang of it the others are easier and faster. Hope you enjoyed making your poinsettia.

Have a Spledid Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Shell's Step Card Tutorial

I'm delighted to welcome my first guest tutorial writer, Shell . You can read a little about her on the Guest Tutorial Writers Page.

She has written a lovely tutorial for us showing how to make this clever card. Thank you Shell.
To start you will need a piece of card measuring 27.5 cm x 14cm
Lying it flat on your desk (27.5cm length ways , always have it this way) from the left hand side mark at 2.5cm, 5cm & 16cm top & bottom.
At the 2.5 cm mark you need to measure & mark at 3cm & 11cm downwards, repeat this at the 16cm mark.
Next you will need to cut length ways from the marks you have just made. Repeat along the bottom.
From the right hand end of your cut, measure 2.5 to the left & mark (both cuts)
Then you will need to score from your 2.5 cm marks (top & bottom) to your cut marks.
repeat this at 5cm & 16cm.
Going back to the marks you made from your cut, you will need to score across the middle panel.
When you have finished scoring fold....your 2.5 will be a mountain fold
Your 5cm will be a valley fold
Your 16cm will be a mountain fold, as will the fold on the inner panel.
decorate as desired

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Recolouring a Digi Stamp in DSA

Digi Stamps generally come in Black. It is possible to recolour these digi stamps before printing. This tutorial shows how to easily recolour a digi stamp or silhouette in Digital Scrapbook Artist (DSA) and it's successor Craft Artist.
Recolouring a Digi Stamp (DSA 2 or DSA compact), also Craft Artist (CAP) and Craft Artist Compact.
For this tutorial I've used a digi stamp by Stitchy Stamps called Sookie.
* place the digi stamp on the DSA page
* select it and click on a colour you want to use
* this added the colour
adding colour to black makes black.
* change the colour mode by clicking on the "Colour using HSL" button
* the digi stamp is now recoloured.

Mottled Recolouring of a Silhouette (DSA 2 and CAP)
For this tutorial I've used a silhouette by Toucan Scraps called Christmas Tree.
* place the silhouette in the DSA page
* recolour it following the instructions given above for digi stamps (I coloured mine green)
* copy the recoloured image
* paste on top
* select the top image and give it a different colour (I coloured mine yellow)
* select the top image and click the drinking glass icon - this is the transparency tool
* select plasma from the drop down list
* click on the handles to adjust the plasma pattern until you like it.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Building a Scene for a Card using DSA

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a scene with 2 different digi stamps and a digi paper using Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 (DSA2) and it's successor Craft Artist. One of the digi stamps is in jpg format, and the other in png format.
First open Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 (DSA2) or Craft Artist and set-up a page size of 5 x 5 inches

Then place the Sea paper from the Peaceful Seas Digi Paper Pack by Toucan Scraps in the background layer. Re-size the paper to 5 x 5 inches.

Place SS Hoppity by Robyns Fetish in the next layer. The png version of this stamp does not have a white area inside the image to colour on (it's just the black outline). So use the jpg version.

Select the digi stamp and click on the Cutout Studio Button.
Check for breaks in the black outline, I can see 2 here. So un-check the Grow Tolerance Button.
Drag the eraser along the white space just next to the breaks.
Check the Grow Tolerance Button and drag the eraser across a large area as shown. All the outside white space will be deleted.
Click OK and return to the main DSA window.
Now to add the Lighthouse Digi Stamp by Toucan Scraps. Toucan Scraps includes 2 png files for her stamps, one is just the black outlines, the other has white inside the stamp area. Choose this white version and put it above Hoppity.
To give the scene perspective, make Hoppity smaller and the Lighthouse larger.
Now you are ready to print onto some light weight white card-stock. Colour and add to your card blank.