Hi everyone! I hope you had a relaxing three day weekend and enjoyed some family time. I'm Sabrina from the Digital Creative Team for Bella Blvd and I'm going to teach you how to make your own journal cards.
Bella Blvd digital bundles come with one 12x12 paper that is a cut apart sheet; meaning you can digitally cut the pieces to make your own cards. But, if you wanted to make custom cards then that is totally possible with all the wonderful pieces in a digital bundle.
Your first step is to open up a new canvas and for this project I set it up to 3x4 size. Once that is open I set up some guides. Go to View > New Guides and enter where you want your desired guide. For this project you will want to enter Vertical 1 in, 2 in. and 3 in.
This is now the fun part of decorating the cards. The number one trick with getting pieces of papers is use the letter "M" or rectangular marquee tool. Selecting this tool helps you to 'cut out' a piece of paper you want to use. Click 'M' and highlight the area you want. Once you have the area selected click 'ctrl + c' and this will copy your selected paper you want. Then go back to your project and click 'ctrl + v' and this will paste your paper onto your project.
In this screenshot I have selected a blue mushroom border and used the rectangular marquee tool to selected only that border.
And in the following screenshot you can see I have pasted it onto my 3x4 project. With digital elements you can decrease the size of the elements, but you can NOT increase the size of digital elements. Increasing distorts the proportions and doesn't make the elements look good.
Now that the border is on you can decorate the card with various elements. Here is the finished card. Easy and quick!
On this next card I added in two 1 inch strips of blue paper and one strip of 3 inch blue paper. I also layered in a tab, frame, border, fundamental sticker and an
epoxy element to create the card. Here is the finished card:
Lastly, for this card I used the eyedropper tool and the paint bucket tool to change the color of the card to pink. You select 'I' and click on any pick element from
the digital bundle and this will put this pink color in your paint bucket. Next select 'K' and pour the matching pink from the collection onto your project. In this screenshot you can see the tools I used and the steps needed to change the color of the card.
Here is the finished card with some borders layered on top.
Here is my layout that I used all of these cards on. I hope these tips inspired to you to create some of your own journaling cards. With Bella Blvd's beautiful kits it is so easy to make them!
Mind Your Manners coming soon to the Digital Shop!