Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More punch fun

This is an old post, so some of you may have seen it before. I wanted to show it again since we are working with punches this week.  This page makes it look as though the punched heart is part of the background since there are muted paper strips behind it.  It is actually made up of 4 heart punches, and there are 4 paper strips behind it.  When you add a punch to a page the most common thing to do is to fill it with paper.  But, it is really fun to add multiple papers as I have done here.  You are probably used to copy and paste, but did you know that if instead of right clicking to do this, you can use the EDIT button at the top tool bar in MDS and copy and "paste in place"? This ensures that your punches are perfectly on top of each other.  To add multiple papers to your punch you can add the first punch, then add your paper fill.  Once you have done that, double click on your punch shape and you will get a new edit box.
  Here you can move the paper around to get the pattern where you want it, or in the case of my page here, you can move the paper until it is only covering part of the punch.  Then copy and paste in place another punch, it will come out the same as the first, with a partially filled area, now you can just click on the paper fill box and add your second paper.

Here the second layer.  Double click your punch to bring up the edit box again, and move the paper to only cover the area you want covered, then send it back a layer.

Here is the second layer now moved back.  repeat this process again by copy and paste in place another heart.  Paper fill it again with the third paper choice.

Here is the third layer. 

and here is the heart filled with three layers. 

I hope you will give this a try.  And if you haven't yet, why not play along with the punch challenge at MDS Monday this week? We would love to have you join us!

No comments:

Post a Comment