Donna from Donna's Den of Crafts has started a new challenge blog for purely mens cards. Now Men's Cards are a bit like marmite, love em or hate em, I fall into the latter mainly because I like cute pretty fings and dont really have many men to make for! However one must overcome fears and have a go so here's my entry!
Its a christmas card off the kids to my OH and is made using 2 images by Mo Manning - Two Jill and Sam in trouble. I reduced Jill to 80% so it was more accurate to what my kids look like and merged them using paint shop pro.
To try and explain how its done here...
Open a new image then add a new layer.
Open your digital images and use the magic wand and click on the pic then selections ->invert and copy it. Paste that onto your blank sheet as a transparent image.
Make another layer then copy the 2nd image and paste that too and move them until you're happy.
In your layers panel on the screen click on the the one at the back so in this case Jill and use the eraser tool to erase parts that are showing through on the front image (i.e Part of the dress showing through Sams hand) Also this image is a funny one as Jill is sandwiched between 2 layers, part of Sam's image is the wall which Jill is in front of but she is behind Sam so you have to click on Sam and erase parts of that that Jill is actually in front of.
Sounds complex but its easy with practice, promise!
These two are exactly like my kids Ethan (2 and 3/4 and Molly (18 months) Molly is a stroppy little diva and Ethan is not usually deliberately naughty and can be quite remorseful when he knows he's in the dog box!
Image was coloured with Promarkers and the backing paper is a hand painting the kids did to make it more personal for their Daddy. I've stamped and embossed Merry Christmas and added xmas tree and hat brads. I think it sums them up nicely and may not be a traditional xmassy image but their dad will relate to it :)
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