Hello there, Stefanie here with a step by step tutorial in tweaking a premade journal card to suit your needs and style.
I started with a pocket page, using photos of my knitting hobby. From choosing the wool, to watching the blanket grow to my habits of knitting in front of the tv and the computer.
I wanted somewhere to do a spot of journaling and looked through the journal cards within the kit. There was one that I liked the colours of but the Explore wordart did not quite fit my theme.
I rotated the journal card through 180 degrees (flipping vertically).
I added an additional layer above the journal card, used the colour picker to choose a colour from the light portion of the card and set that as my foreground colour.
The rectangular marquee tool gave me a rectangle and Crtl-K filled it with the selected foreground colour. Below that new layer I added a pink paint effect because I loved the flowers.
I used the colour picker again, selecting a deep blue shade from within the blanket stripes and then Edit-Filled the layer with the foreground colour, preserving the transparency.
I added some staples for visual attachment, horizontally flipping one set of them to add repetition with variety and then added my title above and a wooden star shape below.
I merged the layers (but you could just link them and then drag them onto the layout)
I completed my layout with minimal embellishing, dated it and journaled and it was done.
I used Summer Woods a collab by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Kristin Cronin-Barrow.
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