As I mentioned in my previous post, I've joined the PSP Scrapbooking Newsgroup over at Corel. I finally got all my stuff put together into a decent preview and posted the elements to the newsgroup.
The kit consists of only a few unique items. I replicated some of them in all the challenge colors just while I was working along.
All of the elements were designed to be approximately life-sized at 200 pixels per inch. The paper clips are 1.5 inches long, brads and eyelets are 3/8 inch.
The tiles were made using Mura's Cloud 2.2 filter plug-in. It's freeware and you can download from http://www.geocities.com/Murakuma/mmplugins.html
I used a tutorial at http://www.graphicallusions.com/tutorials/images/tuts/pearl.html to make the pearl which is also 3/8 inch at 200 pixels per inch.
The brads were simply circles with various inner bevel effects applied. The eyelets started with a lower-case 'o' from the Century Gothic font and then I applied an inner bevel effect. The paper clips started with a shape that I created in PSE4 and exported as a PNG file. I use the color replacer function and then apply an inner bevel effect.
I made the ric racs and wrote my tutorial as I was going. I've posted the tutorial at http://www.elsi123.net/~crafty/ric-rac.html I plan to add a tutorial on how to twist two ric racs together.
So, the kit contains:
- 3 tiles for making background papers
- 1 gradient
- 1 pearl made from the gradient
- 6 small ric racs
- 6 large ric racs
- 1 twisted ric rac
- 12 brads
- 6 eyelets
- 8 paper clips
All the items except the gradient can be used with any graphics software program.