Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tutorial Thursday-Creating a transparent vellum-like journaling tag!

Hey scrappers! It is time for another tutorial here on the blog! Today I am going to show you how to add a little something extra to your journaling boxes by making a transparent vellum-like journaling tag!
Let's first grab a new document- my journaling tag was 5x4 inches at 300 dpi. Next you can either fill your layer with the color of your choice or grab a patterned paper and clip it down to background layer. I chose to use a patterned paper out of my Basic Patterns kit.

Next, create a new layer and grab your rounded rectangle tool, set the radius to 50 px and draw a rectangle the size of your choice and make sure your foreground color is set to white.

Now to get it to look like vellum make sure your rounded rectangle layer is selected and go up on the top right corner of your layers palette and click on little arrow on opacity and turn it all the way down to between 40-50%. I did mine at 45%. This results in a fun transparent vellum-like look!

Now to add a little something to bring out the transparent look, you can add a white stroke to your rounded rectangle. Go ahead and ctrl click on rounded rectangle layer and add a new layer above. With the marching ants around your rectangle and your new layer selected, go to Edit-Stroke and set your radius to 10 px and click okay. Voila! You now have a nice little border around your vellum rectangle!

Now you can just add your text and you are all done! An easy and simple journaling tag!

As always, if you have any questions for me, feel free to email me at! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know how to make the stroke around the outside, love it! thanks!