Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bits and Pieces

The freebies for today are not full page templates, but they could make your scrapping life a little easier especially when you would like a matching tag or flower, but the designer didn't make one.
First here's the stacked flower template. I made a button center, but I would recommend deleting it and using a button from your own stash; it's not the most realistic digital button I've ever seen. :) The flowers do need a little work to look less flat. Using the dodge tool with a soft brush with opacity around 25, lighten the centers of the petals. Then, use the burn tool at the same settings to darken the edges. You could also experiment with it the other way around, which would make the petals look bent in. Then, don't forget to put a drop shadow under each layer to make it even more realistic.

Download Stacked Flower Templates here.

Next is my tag template. It includes both a two paper with ribbon tag (as shown in the preview) and a plain tag. Sorry the string doesn't have a knot in it; I couldn't make it look right. So, I would recommend putting a staple or other fastener at the place where the two ends meet. :)

Download Tag Template here.

Hope you like these templates! Thank you for all your kind comments.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Erica, the stacked flower and tag templates are AWESOMSES! Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Yelowflower said...

Thanks for sharing - both the templates and the advice!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tag template, I like the tag with string look and have been searching for something like this!

elnorac said...

Just discovered your wonderful site, thanks to IKEA Goddess! Love your ideas! Thanks for these wonderful templates.

HarleyGirl said...

thanks so much

DaltonAndVannahsMom said...

I love flowers on pages digi and paper scrapping. Thanks for the template. I will get much use out of this.