Hi Everyone! Welcome!
My name is Jen Dipzinski and I’m very excited to be a part of the June House Party Blog Hop! This month’s color theme is titled “Whimsy” and the kits created from this are FA-BOU-LOUS! What an amazing array of colorful, bright, fun kits perfect for summer photos! You can check out out all the Whimsy kits by clicking on the image below:
Remember these kits are on sale, 30% off, through June 5th.
My contribution to the Blog Hop is a bit of inspiration and a tutorial. This layout is of my precious daughter, Gracie, 2 summers ago when we had a photo shoot done.
I decided to do something different by “cutting” circles from my selected papers. I then picked a brush out (I picked stars), adjusted my size, angle, spacing, and scatter options in the brush preset menu before drawing the stars around one of the circles. Make sure you do this in a new layer, not the layer that contains your actual circle. I then selected one star with the Magic Wand Tool, clicked Select, Similiar. This will select all of the stars. Keeping these selected, I clicked on the layer with my “paper” circle and hit delete. You should have a cut out of your design from the paper circle. Next click Layer, Layer Style, Drop Shadow and set your desired shadow preset to make your cutouts more prominent. The presets I chose were:
This will make your circles look like punched pieces of paper. To make the cutouts appear more realistic, don’t put too heavy of a shadow on them.
I hope you’ll enjoy the Whimsy House Party Kits and take advantage of the great sale!
I’m also very excited to announce that I have joined the amazing Designers here at DHD! My store is also on sale, 30% off, through June 5th! I’m slowly but surely loading my products into the store so stop by again to see what else I have added each week!
Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop in the June House Party Blog Hop is Jessica Jeppson. Click on the arrow below to visit her blog!
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the stops:
Design House Digital
Tasha Lanigan Creates
Inkling and Wit
To Be Remembered Scrapbooks by Melissa Marti
Ratty Tattys Blog
Jen Dipzinski Design (you are here)
Or if you want to start at the very beginning, then click on the image below.
9 thoughts on “June House Party Blog Hop – Inspiration & Tutorial”
Great tip! Love how it added extra depth to the layout in a beautifully subtle way.
Love your layout Jen of your beautiful daughter! Looking forward to working with your gorgeous kits at the Design House 🙂
What a fun Tutorial Jen. I will try that to add more fun and Whimsy to my pages 🙂
It is a great tip. I find drop shadows make all the difference.
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Amazing layout Jen ❤
Thank you everyone! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Love your layout! 🙂 Great idea to use the stitching like that!
Thank you Melissa!