January 15, 2011

Giving Thanks for my 'Lil Turkey

Thanksgiving- that great American holiday where we all stuff ourselves silly and surround ourselves with family :)

This year my family had one more join us- only a week old! We (especially me) were all awfully glad she decided to come in time for Thanksgiving. So, here is my page in honor of the special holiday.

Do you like how the Gratitude quote looks like it is glowing? I created this appearance by adding a drop shadow- centered on the stamp- in the vanilla color with the opacity turned all the way up and a good blur selected. Then I copied and pasted the stamp back on top of itself a couple of times to increase the shadow even more. I was pretty happy with the final look (the stamp alone barely showed up on the busy paper originally).

Here's another idea. The acorns in the title are all the same stamp- just resized and given different colors and angles. Now that's something you can't do with a real stamp!

Last, but not least, I made the flower behind the picture in the lower right hand corner two-toned. I started with the stamp in just espresso, then I added a shadow. The trick was to make the shadow very opaque, centered on the stamp (no offset), and the blur turned WAY down.

Until another day, ENJOY!

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