Complex Masks + Bold & Busy Backgrounds = Amazing Anchors

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June 8, 2021  |  Digital Scrapper News  |  Volume 19, Issue 23

Hi there!

In the private forum for my new class, I’m planning to share several super-quick BONUS tutorials for using the bold and busy background papers from your stash.

Here’s one of the BONUS tutorials that utilizes one of my favorite things–masks. Check it out below and then make sure to watch the Private Backgrounds Forum (for class members only) for more BONUS tutorials throughout the month of June.

BONUS — Quick Bold & Busy Pattern Tip Using Masks

I’m a HUGE fan of complex masks. They are MEGA versatile, even when paired with bold and busy background papers.

  • Open a complex mask and add it to a scrapbook page.

A complex mask can take many forms. Here’s a photo mask from Florju Designs, a transfer from Tiramisu Designs, and a paint splatter from Just Jaimee. The color doesn’t matter. The big thing you’re looking for is varied edges. Varied opacities within the mask is a plus.

  • Open a bold and busy background paper with a small-to-medium-sized pattern.
  • Place the paper above the complex mask on your scrapbook page.

Here are some papers from my stash that would work perfectly. These papers are from Susie Roberts, Anita Designs, and Kristin Cronin-Barrow.

  • Clip the paper to the complex mask (Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Make sure the paper covers the entire mask.

Use As an Anchor
The duo, of complex mask and busy paper, makes the PERFECT anchor for your photos and other elements. It also makes super quick and fancy greeting cards. It’s the perfect combination — letting some of the bold and busy paper show off without overwhelming your scrapbook page or card.

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Love and creative success,

Jen White, Owner & Instructor

P.S. The header above was created using Souvenir by Kim B Designs.




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