Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Easter Baby Chick Card- A Design Studio How-To

So after posting my chick card yesterday, I received several queries on how to make that DS layout so I thought I would post my method here.


I was playing around in DS and first started by preparing the layout on one page like this:

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Then I copied and pasted each individual element on their own pages like this:

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until the last page where I just put in a rounded-corner rectangle from the George and Basic Shapes cart.

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Go to each page and right-click on the mat to set the preview color. So for the "Happy Easter", I changed the preview color to pink, and that of the Chick to be yellow, and so on.


Lastly, click on the preview button




to see this:

Ta-da! 


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That's all there is to it! :-)



Edit to add: Come to think of it, it might be a better idea to start with the rectangle FIRST and then continue with the main image (chick) and so on. That rectangle would set the perimeters of the whole project. Like if you want your finished card to measure 4.25" x 5.5", just start with a rectangle that size on the mat and work from there. ;-)

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