Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Good Morning, Trish here :o)
So, ever since I did this page, people have been asking me how I did the edges.
All the questions on it kinda threw me off. lol When I lifted this page for our first Thursday Thievery
I saw that the page had fun edges, so I did fun edges. And truly, though it pains me to admit it and lose my whoa factor, it’s so easy. Like smack yourself in the forehead and go “Oh duh!” lol
So the first thing you’re going to do is open three pages that contrast against each other well. I’m using these from this week’s Product Spotlight, Your’s Truly
Next look in your kit for a swirly bit of rub-on or other swirly bit, and if it’s an SP kit - it’s most likely got some. Now place that bit o’ swirl where you want to do the fun cut-out (be it edge or what have you). Here’s mine:
Zoom into 100% and make sure you can see your swirl in your work area. See how you see the paper through it?
What you want to do is duplicate the swirl as many times as it takes so that you can no longer see the paper through it. I ended up duplicating mine 4 times. Then merge all those swirls together into one layer. Then duplicate it again, and hide the top one. Select the bottom swirl and add an outer stroke to it. I’m setting mine to 15. Create a new layer above it and then merge the two together.
Get your magic wand and use it to select the swirl, the stroke around the swirl, and the area inside the swirl. Select the second paper layer and then cut. (CTRL+X)
Now hide (or delete – up to you, I wait to delete until I’m comepletely done with the papers) the swirl you were just working with and put the other one back to visible. Get the magic wand again and this time select the inside of this swirl. Select your third paper layer and then cut.
Hide the swirl you just worked with and then move your third paper under the second.
That’s it! I told you, not difficult at all and you end up with the coolest swirly edges on your papers. Here’s my finished page:
I hope you all enjoyed this, and have fun scrapping.
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