Monday Inspiration by Beatrice – Blendable Builders
It’s Monday, which means I’m back on the blog ready to inspire you with layouts showcasing Snickerdoodle Designs’ latest product, Blendable Builders.
Here’s a look at the new Collection,
SnickerdoodleDesigns The Digichick (on April 6th) theStudio
Enjoy introductory savings now through April 18th.
This is a preview of just the bundle but if you want to see a preview of each set separately, as well as a lot of information on how to use these stash builders, please see Snickerdoodles’ blog post here: New Blendable Builders and Freebie. As always, Karen provides support in an easy-to-understand manner, including this tutorial on How to Use a Mask in Photoshop.
This product is so new, I only have a few layouts to show you, but I’m excited to get started.
I really like the layout design in Happy Birthday Tom by Glori. She also used Celebrate Life by SnickerdoodleDesigns in creating her layout. The combination of square and circle photo spots is very pleasing and the vellum layered over the black paper is so pretty. I love the way she clipped the black and gold paper to the letter T from the Blendable Builder Letters in creating her title. The arrows work to walk the eye up and down through the page.
Kay used something from each of the Blendable Builders in her layout Love the Way You Are. She also used Love Yourself by Snickerdoodle Designs in creating her layout. The floral frame is perfect for her gorgeous vintage photo. The peach-colored elements are so soft and pretty and the masking and blending she used with the new Blendable Builders works very well on the neutral paper she chose for her background. The pop of green in the ivy is outstanding and finishes off her layout along with the creative title work and word strips.
While I like to try out the products I showcase, I don’t typically show my layout here, but I’ll make an exception today. I should start off by saying that I need to spend more time reviewing Karen’s masking tutorial as well as the mini tutorial she included with the freebie, which I’ll show you at the end of my post. I’ve been wanting to scrap my Father’s graduation photo for some time now and luckily for me, J, which is the first letter of his name, was included in the Blendable Builder Letters. I experimented a bit with masking but just to change the color of part of the monogram. I also added some text from Blendable Builder Text on my background paper. All I did was reduce the opacity. So as you can see even an inexperienced user like me can achieve some interesting results with just a bit of experimentation. For my layout I used Chart Your Course and a template from Heartstrings Scrap Art.
As she often does, Karen has supplied a freebie so you can test drive her Blendable Builder Series before purchasing. She has provided it in PSD format, so you can see exactly what she did to create this blendable! In case you missed it on April 1 I’m adding it here also. Be sure to check her blog post for instructions on how to use the sampler.
Click on the image below to download the sampler!
Thanks and have a great week!
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