I am using a set of envelope templates by Scrappin with Liz to get the shape with some papers from the retired P365 Mega kit by Ju Kniepp.
- Start by putting the green open template #2 into your software.
- If you are using the png files then layer them up so that 0003 is on the bottom and 0000 on the top.
- Crop a sheet of digital paper to each part of the template. You can use plain or patterned paper. For this example I'm using plain.
- Now we have an opaque envelope-bag.
- Select each part of the envelope-bag and change it's transparency/opacity to 50%. Adjusting this value will change how transparent the envelope-bag will look.
- To insert a photo, journaling card or other item inside the envelope-bag on your layout, place it directly above the bottom section of the bag (0003) and underneath the other layers.
- To have your envelope-bag the other way around, simply reverse the order of the layers with 000 at the bottom and 0003 at the top.
- To give your bag a simple shadow look without loosing the view of the background papers etc, simply outline the larger part (0003) with a very thin line a slightly darker colour than the envelope and set the blending mode of the line to multiply or colour burn (see which you like the best).
I'd love to see any layouts you create using this technique, and if you use Liz's template I'm sure she'd love to see your pages too. Feel free to link up your layouts in the comments section of this blog post.
Blessing to you all from Angela.