Making my own….

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I have been playing around with some digital paper and the De Louisville font (font of the week this week on UKScrappers), which is the one MME uses on the Quite Contrary stickers (or at least it looks an awful lot like it) I love the stickers and the funky font, but obviously prefer to have the patterns and colours match whatever paper I have, not just the line it is commercially available as. So I experimented. As usual, with my old PS 7, what I do is unlikely to be what someone with a newer PS or PSE would do but it works for me!

Basically I typed the text, then adjusted it to FAUX BOLD using the Character and Paragraph palettes box, just to thicken it up a bit.  I opened the patterned paper (Future Rockstar, from a 2Peas kit by Chris Ford) and dragged it over the letter layer then Grouped with Previous.  Merge Visible and then I can either grab just the letters I want and use them as digital letters for digi layouts OR I can print and cut them out if I prefer or print them on to clear sticker paper and use them that way.  I would cut them on the Craft Robo, or on the Cricut using SCAL if I wanted to use actual paper rather than digital paper (or I could print the digital paper on to cardstock and then cut THAT out) so it’s all dependant on the particular application for the letters as to how I do it.

On of the things I love about scrapping NOW vs scrapping back when I started to do so 10+ years ago is that there are so many tools and techniques out there, most of which I bet I never stumble across, that let me customize my layouts and my minibooks in my own way.  And basically I just like to figure our how to do my own version of stuff, even if I never use it.  It keeps me from looking at the pile of post-holiday laundry just over my shoulder in the kitchen, if nothing else…….

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