Tut: Vector Mask Tool, a LO, and a Card

I’ve been busy!

The video above… I just want to show you (again) how that little tool, add vector mask, is so handy. There’s no need to crop and then later find out it’s not good enough. Fit those pictures in. It’s easy! In the video I also suggest that you expand the selection. Why? If you crop as is, sometimes it’s too close and you can see small gaps around your picture. Not nice. Expanding will guarantee a well covered frame. Also, if you later want to move the pictures a bit, maybe they’re a bit to the left, you can. I used 15 pixel in the video but you can go as little (no less than 2 px) or as big as you want as long as the images are still behind the frame.

Enjoy Ur DayThen here’s my card that I made for my FIL. We’re mailing it out tomorrow. It’s, I think, his 70th birthday. I chose black to represent over the hill. It’s so funny, I posted this on SCS and somebody made a comment that the circles reminded her of Oreos. Ha ha… yeah, if you look at it, it does. What do you think? Now I feel like I need some Oreos!

Here’s the card info. Super easy to make. I used my favorite tool, the Cuttlebug on black paper. The I used SU’s DP Polka Dots and Paisley and 7Gypsies. The stamp set is Riveting, ribbon is real red, and I used my scallop punch and paper piercing tool to complete it. I don’t usually admire my cards for too long. If I do I might not mail them off and just hoard, hoard, hoard, but I really like this. I think I did a good job, ha ha… It’s ok to admire your own work here and there, right?

The next thing I want to share is my canceled workshop. I was so looking forward to it. We were going to alter a mailbox and work on some cards. But it snowed, snowed, snowed. Although not a whole lot, it was enough to make the country drive not very pleasant. Plus the road to our house isn’t that great. It’s gravel and a neighbor’s building so when it’s wet, it’s super muddy. So, it’s canceled. At least for now. I still hope that we can still do it. I have TONS of mailboxes. But, if I don’t use them for a workshop, I’ve got enough for teachers’ gifts this Christmas {::SMILES}.

Pretty in PinkThen my LO. This was created using Cherie Shields kit. I am her guest CT for February and March. This is my first layout using her “Chloe” kit. Isn’t it just girlie? Perfect for Miss M!

Let me see… the fonts are free, either from my Mac, Photoshop, dafont or scrapvillage. I’ve never bought font so if you love them, you’ll be able to find them somewhere. They are Helvetica, Saginaw, and Eccentric. The paper behind “Pink” are mine. I just created two rectangles and gave them a bit of texture using the filter. Now they kind of look Bazzill-ish {::SMILES} The black lace under M’s two pictures, they’re originally off white. I altered them. Thought black would stand out better. That’s it. This was a fun page to make.

Hope you enjoy the video, card, and LO!

5 thoughts on “Tut: Vector Mask Tool, a LO, and a Card

  1. Hi Savitri! I’m sorry to hear that your workshop was cancelled. Hopefully you can rebook it real soon! I love your card. . .your FIL will be happy! I can see the oreo too! The more yummier it makes your card!

    Your LO is fabulous! I really love the pretty colors. . your daughter is so pretty. . .like mom, huh! Thanks again for the tutorial. . .whenever I need help with my photoshop, I’ll be sure to drop by your site for reference!

    Your SBS2 sis,
    Maria

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