Ways to Use It- Vintage Findings: All Hollow’s Eve

October 17th, 2011

Are you like me and try to get the most out of your crafting supplies that you can? Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here to show you two quick extra ways to use the gorgeous Vintage Findings: All Hallow’s Eve digital kit available from Design House Digital.

First, how about giving your photos a unique finish by using the digital paper files as an overlay? Most photo editing programs have a layering option. Simply open up your original photo as well as your desired paper choice and then drop and drag. Adjust the layer style and opacity to achieve a new look!

Here’s a look at the unique photo finishes using Linen, Newsprint and Damask papers from the Vintage Findings: All Hallow’s Eve digital kit. (Gosh, aren’t those boys ca-hute? This technique works well with still objects too!)

So after you’ve had your fun adjusting the images, use your new photo on a layout! The image will coordinate perfectly with the other elements in the digital kit. I decided upon the Damask print to use in the following layout.

And if you aren’t really a layout person, digital kits are perfect for card makers too! For a quick and easy card, use a portion of the spec sheet provided with the digital kit as the main image in your card! Crop and print, then score lines and adhere to your card base. Embellish with a coordinating button and twine and you have a fabulous masculine card!

I’m really excited about these techniques and I think it will take my scrapbooking and cardmaking to a new level. I have a bunch of tips and tricks up my sleeve and I can’t wait to show them to you! Thanks!

5 responses to “Ways to Use It- Vintage Findings: All Hollow’s Eve”

  1. Alice W. says:

    fabulous ideas, Karen! love the textured layer idea. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. WOW! Your layout and card are both AMAZING!!! And those boys ARE super cute!

  3. I love these digi papers. Cool card!!

  4. ~amy~ says:

    wooooo hoooooo….soooo excited to see Karen Baker…she’s amazingly talented…great tut!!!!! …and how cute are your boys?!

  5. jen shears says:

    These are amazing- and what a wonderful addition Karen is- she will make your products shine!! 😀
    (and those boys ARE cute!)

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