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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Layering objects in Word tutorial using Gecko Galz and Aurora Wings images.

 Hi All, I want to show you this card I made using Gecko Galz It's not Easy Being Green papers along with a digital stamp from our cross promotional partner this month Aurora Wings.   Poppies is the name of this stamp.  They work beautifully layered together.
This month I want to share with all of you how easy it is to work with digital stamps.  Although this card could be made with programs like Photo Shop or Gimp, not many people know it can also be made with simple to use programs you already understand like Word.  So I will take you step by step through the process on this card, I put all your action steps in italic to make it easier to follow, you will be amazed to see how easy this is to do in a program like Word.
  First I Opened Word, brought up the Gecko Galz paper by choosing Insert Picture, I sized it to my 5x7 card size (right click will bring up sizes), then I went to Insert Picture again and brought up the digital stamp, while I had that (second) image selected or boxed on my screen I selected Text Wrap and Place in Front of Text, then I moved the image on top of the green paper (it will still be in a white box, don't worry).   I went to Picture Tools and clicked on Color, then at the bottom selected "Set Transparent Color", went to the image and and clicked on the inside of one of the flowers, this made the white boxed background all fall away so I was left with a transparent image.  Then I sized and positioned it to my liking (to re size it grab the lower right hand corner of the box with your mouse, and push in or pull out to make it larger or smaller) on top of my green background paper.  I then printed it on matte matte photo paper.  Then I went back and removed the green paper by deleting it, and printed the Poppies image on white card stock and again on ivory.  I colored in the face on the ivory and fussy cut it and glued it on to the green.  Then I colored some of the flowers from the white close to her face and placed them to cover where the face was glued down, I colored in 3 more random flowers and placed them on to where I had already colored in all of the flowers on the green image.  (In hindsight I could have printed the image on ivory and not bothered with the white, colored in the face and a few flowers and glued it down.)  I went in to her eyes and colored them in with a white marker along with the centers of a few of the Poppies too.  I mounted it to a 5 x 7 card and printed the 4 x 6 Gecko Galz Its not easy being Green paper for the envelope insert.
That's it, although it may be a lot to just read, if you opened your Word program you would see how easy and how few steps this really is!   I hope I am able to help someone with this tutorial, I will do another this month.  Thanks for looking, I always appreciate your comments.  ~Diane

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card with lovely, strong colours. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Loving your fabulous card and thank you for the tutorial, will definitely try that. Hugs Annette x

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  3. Absolutely STUNNING card! LOVE the vibrant colors and the poppies with the bling! AWESOME card!

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  4. Beautiful and fresh!
    You and I selected the same digi stamp to work with :)
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Hi Diane, Your card is stunning. I love the vibrant colors. The tutorial you share is wonderful.
    I really love the poppies and the background. You are so creative!!
    Have a great weekend. I see you are having snow and my BIL said you are expected to have up to 18 inches of snow by Tuesday. WOW stay safe and warm.
    Hugs

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  6. Hi Diane! Wow! I love your card set. Thank you for the a Word Tutorial. Digital images really scare me. I must give this a whirl. Thank you for all your visits to my blog. Hugs, Yvonne

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  7. Diane your card is just stunning and you have merged the images so creatively. Glad to see you also use word for this. Thanks also for the detailed how too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  8. A beautiful card Diane, the red and green work so well together. Thanks for sharing the steps on how to use images in Word, I haven't tried it before but will certainly have a play xx

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  9. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I have Word and I haven't attempted using digital stamps, mostly because I wasn't exactly sure how to use them - AWESOME tutorial!! And, as always, your card is absolutely stunning :) Hugs! Christi

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  10. WOW, stunning colors!
    Saw it on MIM.
    Ardilla :)

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  11. Oh wow! this is a beautiful creation!

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  12. You are one smart cookie to figure out how to use the picture tools in Word to do this! Amazingly beautiful from use Word. Just in case anyone complains they don't have Word, you might mention that Open Office is a free program like Microsoft Office. EnJOYed this post.

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  13. Oh I love that yellow green with that dark red, wonderful card, hugs

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  14. Beautiful card, sweetie. I had no idea this could be done in word. Thank you so much! Hugs, Mina

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  15. I love the surreal feel of your card design with the flowers flowing off of your beautiful portrait. The contrasting color scheme is very alluring too. Blessings!

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  16. nicely done--great combo for the cross promotion

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  17. that is a fabulous digi stamp, diane! thanks for sharing the great tut! i love digi stamps, esp. the ability to resize. have a great day!

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  18. Beautiful card and envelope! The red flowers in her hair look gorgeous against that green! Lovely color combination! Enjoy!

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  19. It's a beautiful and vivid card. It's a wow card!!!

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