Every year one side of my family has a big barbeque on the Fourth of July and it is kind of a reunion for all of us who don't get to see each other that often. So I made this cute little digi invitation in honor of that. I used Lindsay's Patriotic Collection which is half off right now! Just $2.50 for a whole bunch of cute patriotic items!
The card was created in Paint.net (a free program found online) and if you'd like a tutorial on how to color your alter your digi's in paint.net scroll down. (But bare with me, this is my first tutorial, sorry it is so long.)
Tutorial for Altering Digital Stamps
1. Open your digi stamp in Paint.net
2. Use magic wand to select portions you want to delete in order to change color (see picture).
3. Open digi paper in Paint.net (don't worry your digi will still be open, see top right hand side of screen).
4. Go back to digi stamp by clicking on the window in the top right part of the screen, choose CTRL+A to select all and then CTRL + C to copy it.
5. Go back to digi paper (again by clicking little window), and choose Layers –Add Layer. (do not skip this step)
6. Now hit CTRL + V to paste digi stamp on top of paper.
7. Now choose Layers—Merge Layer Down. (Just the digi stamp should be selected during and after merging.
8. Now hit CTRL +C to copy digi stamp and click FILE—New to open new canvas.
9. Click CTRL + V to paste the altered digi stamp onto the new canvas. (At this point you may delete the original digi and the digi paper if you’re finished with it.
---At this point if you are finished with alterations, you can save it as a jpeg or png.
If not, continue following directions.
Since Lindsay's stamps are all hand drawn, which is what makes them all so special, there may be a few places in the digi where the lines don't meet up perfectly (see picture below). This isn't a problem unless you're trying to highlight a particular portion of the digi with the magic wand. As you can see in the picture, it has highlighted everything that is left on hte digi (including the star, which also has a line that isn't connected.)In this case, we will need to connect the lines using the "paint brush" tool. Note: it is easier to do this if you zoom in and you may have to adjust your brush size accordingly.
This is after I have created a new layer on the paper, copied and pasted my digi in a new layer over the paper and then merged the layer down. Then I opened a new canvas and pasted my altered digi there.