Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quick and easy 3D

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been making sets of cards to sell to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and they are not much different from what I have posted here already so I had nothing new to share. I have also been watching Le Tour de France. Go Lance Go! The race still has over 2 weeks to go so my blogging will be sporadic until the race is over! Going to France and watching the race in person is on my 'Bucket List' LOL

I call this type of card a 'cheater' card because it is so quick and easy to make with little or no effort! I found a picture on the web and made sure it was in the public domain 'cos I don't want to be in trouble with copyrights!

I opened the picture in Paint Shop Pro and made it the size I wanted. With the freehand point to point selection tool I drew the largest diamond shape where I wanted it and copied and pasted it as a new image. Then I went to SELECTIONS/ MODIFY/CONTRACT and contracted the selection by 25 and again copied and pasted as a new image. I repeated this until I had 5 diamond shapes. Then I went to FILE/PRINT LAYOUT and dragged all 6 images onto the layout template and printed them.

You can do this with any shape you like and it is quick and easy to do. You can download a 30 day trial version of PSP HERE

All that was left to do then was cut them out and assemble them on the card.


Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

You are so clever!!! This is a beautiful card- thank you for sharing your tricks :) I love it!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS card Jennie!!!!! So pretty and what an impact!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jennie thank you , you make the most beautiful things.