Monday, August 24, 2020

Life Crafted with Erica

Hey crafty friends! I hope you are all well. Today I am sharing a Life Crafted page made entirely with the True Stories August Digital Files!

I was inspired by this Bear Crossing ephemera piece from the Digital Tags and used everything from the papers (patterned and travelers notebook!) to the free Cutapart Elements to bring it to life. The digitals are a great option to consider with the whole world experiencing shipping delays right now.

I used Photoshop to create this spread, resizing elements and combining different papers. On this first page I combined one of the Travler's Notebook Basics pages with a Pattern Paper. Then I resized some of the flowers and butterflies from the Ephemera to layer under my tag.

To stop this layout coming out completely flat I added some texture by popping the tag up on foam. I also printed the flowers and butterflies separately. That simple additional layer of paper adds so much visual interest.

On the second page I layered to my heart's content until I was happy with it on Photoshop. And one cool thing I found with the digital ephemera was that the background parts that would normally be white card stock are clear digitally, so layering looks even better! Then I printed out everything except the bottom paper as one layer and adhered them together. I added the tiny flowers and butterfly on top as I did with the first page.

Using digital files really opens up a whole new world to resize and play with the content as much as you want. I had so much fun creating this layout with just the digitals this month and I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use them!

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