Design Challenge with Paper
This week I have a very interesting challenge for you with a technique that I haven't used very much myself. It's very simple though... printing your pictures on the patterned paper! First of all, I positioned the pictures I want to print. I use Photoshop Elements, but any photo editing software will allow you to open a blank document the size of your paper (I used a 12x12 page - but I know most people only have a 8.5x11 printers). Now copy your picture to the page and position it where you want to print it. Remember that you can use a 12x12 paper just cut it to 8.5x11 so it will go through the printer. After you print the picture on the paper you can design your page so that a trim or a border cover the cut.
I just thought it would give an interesting twist on a page if the pictures were printed out on patterned paper. As you can see on my page, the girls have fishnet faces! : ) I used Making Memories new Noteworthy papers, trims and embellishments. The pink paper is from Making Memories Garden Party collection.
Next you can use some Making Memories Magnetic stamps to stamp some words. I thought it would be cool just to see how many WORDS I can use and therefore the page is titled: "Words." I cheated a little on this page because I stamped the words on a page and scanned it into my computer and super imposed it on the photo. The good news is that you don't have to have Photoshop skills to get this look on your page.
So, after all this talk, my challenge to you is to create a page by printing your picture on the patterned paper. Oh and surprise! I will be giving away a BABY LOVE book today... just leave a comment. If you want to participate in the challenge, link your page in the comment section.
To learn more about the products that I used on my page, visit Making Memories website.