Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tutorial - resizing images and a card from 2 Cute Ink!!!

Digital Image Tutorial
By Chris Sather

1.      Open up Microsoft Word.
2.    Click on “INSERT”, “PICTURE” , “FROM FILE” (wherever you have your digis saved is where you will collect it from)

3.    Double click image you want to use, and it will appear on your Word document.  It may not be the size you want, so I’m going to teach you how to change that!

4.    When I insert the BABY PANDA image from 2Cute Ink, this is what my screen looks like.  

5.  Now, to save paper, I always try to print 4 images to a page, so  
     I will need to CROP this image before I resize it.  

In mid-crop:


6. RESIZING:   Click on your image so the lines are showing around it (as in picture above).  Put your cursor on one of the 4 corners – you will see a diagonal arrow – this will keep the shape of the image without distorting it.  Drag the arrow/corner OUT to make your image larger or IN to make your image smaller. 


7.  Once you have your desired size, you are ready to PRINT! 
(I just have a Canon MP240 – nothing fancy and it prints great.  The ink dries quickly and works well with alcohol based markers)

8.    Now onto the fun part – making a card with these ADORABLE images!!!
9.    I have coloured Baby Panda with Copics (tons of tutorials on colouring so I won’t bore you with those details!)

10.                       Using my Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug, I have cut out my image using Classic Circles, and a background piece of cardstock using Classic Scalloped Circles. 

11.       Sponge the edges of your circle with ink (I have used Mellow Moss from Stampin’ Up) – the sponges are round art sponges that I cut into chunks (from a Dollar Store).


12.                       I have cut a 5” x 5” card base out of Kraft.  The yellow designer paper is cut at 4.75” x 4.75”.  I am going to use a very simple layout so that I can showcase the adorable image!  I have also chosen neutral colours so this card can be used for any baby!

13.                       Using a scallop border punch and a 5” x 1.5” piece of Kraft paper, punch along one edge of the Kraft piece.

14.                       Attach punched piece about 1” up from bottom of card.  Attach ribbon or ric rac along the top of the Kraft piece.  Snip off edges with ribbon scissors.

15.                       Using pop dots, pop up image and place in center of card, about halfway down the Kraft piece.

16.                       Using green pearls (or rhinestones), attach 3 on each side of scalloped circle. 

17.                       Add 2 more green pearls to each side of the Kraft strip on your card.  Stamp sentiment below scallop in a dark green.

18.                       Add Crystal Lacquer to the baby bottle for a 3 dimensional effect. To add a bit more texture, add some Sakura Stardust Gelly pen to the stars and moons on the blanket. 


19.                       All done!!!!

Thank you to Heidi at 2Cute Ink
for encouraging me to put together this tutorial for you and for letting me use Baby Panda! I had a lot of fun making it!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please stop by the 2Cute Ink shop (http://www.shop.2cuteink.com/) to check out the other adorable images that Heidi has for sale! 

I am entering this into the Top Tip Tuesday challenge which is Lavishly Luscious Layers!



Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Wonderful card Chris and a fabby tutorial!
Helen x

Myrna said...

Great card and your tutorial is so easy to follow. Love it.

Cathy Spicer said...

AWESOME job on the tutorial, Chris. I know how long it takes to document each step, edit the photos and then blog about them. You did a great job hitting all the important steps...and, as no surprise, ended with a super, fabulous card!

Nikki said...

Gonna add a link for others to this :) hugs Nikki
Well done on the tut too

Anonymous said...

Chris this is fantastic! and your Tutorial is awesome and is so worth sharing on Top Tip Tuesday too! hope you come share! hugs me xx

Anonymous said...

Fab! to see you entering this Chris! Lots of people need to see it! thanks for sharing hunny x

Unknown said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your tut and so happy Samantha asked you to. She's right, this will help a lot of people Chris. Love your finished card and the adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Fantastic tutorial. I love using word for this technique and after seeing this, I'm certain more people will too. Your card is just FANTASTIC. Beautiful coloring and layers. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Becca Yahrling said...

I can't thank you enough for this tutorial! I need it and will try it my next day off work this week. I have been wanting to learn how to do this. Thank you again so much!!!

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