This is actually the standard model - two stations right now are predicting nearly 3 feet of snow. The last time we saw snow like this, I was 28 weeks pregnant with Austin, it was Christmas, and our flight to Disney was cancelled. Thankfully after some help with Southwest Airlines and Universal Orlando, we were able to get a new flight a day and a half later. I'm happy that we have absolutely no where we need to go this time, so we can curl up in front of the fireplace, play some board games, and watch the snow fall.
Anyway, the Blizzard (there's a Blizzard Warning in effect) inspired this week's freebie.
Click here to download this freebie.
This is a set of 6 png files - 3 in 3x4 size, and 3 in 4x6 size. One of each size is perfect for tracing in your cut software and cutting out with your digital cutter:
This was cut with a Cricut Expression - I know Silhouettes tend to cut much cleaner.
The other four files are meant to be used as photo masks:
There are two versions in each size - round corners (perfect for displaying digitally), and square corners (great for printing).
The idea behind the masks is that you can add your favorite digital scrapbook paper behind the photo to peek through the letters.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to use the masks:
Open up the mask, your image, and your favorite digital paper.
Crop your image to 4x6 (or 3x4 based on which mask you're using).
Press the command (or, I believe, the control on a PC) key + G.
Drag your paper onto the mask file, but move the paper layer under the others.
Merge layers (Layer/Merge Visible).
Now, if you're using the square corner mask, you can save your file as a jpg and you're done. If you're using the rounded corner mask like I am in my tutorial, you'll also need to do the following steps:
Grab your magic wand tool.
Click in the area around the photo and you'll get marching ants.
Now you can deselect, and save as a PNG (to maintain the transparency around the image).
I hope some of you can make use of these! I'm hoping to get some good shots during or after the storm so that I can use one myself!
Happy Friday! Stay warm and safe, New Englanders!