Halloween Silhouettes

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  1. Valoriew

    Valoriew Valoriew

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    I thought it'd be fun to make framed halloween sihouettes out of some digi products today!

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    They're pretty simple to make and i just used frames i already had...(sorry about the glare here!)

    I also used Kate's Frank 'n Friends doodles for this project.

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    so to create the silhouette, i placed a frankenstein and a witch each on their own 5x7 white backgrounds (that's the size frame i had) and positioned them how i wanted..... I then stroked them.

    To stroke an element:
    Double click the thumbnail in the layers palette ( that will create the dancing ants around the element)
    create a new layer on top of that layer (command J)
    go to EDIT- STROKE (i used 5 px black center)
    press ok

    i then "HID" the actual doodled element and was then left with just an outline...

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    i then just printed it on.....can you believe it....BLACK cardstock. YES, it totally worked! I was so excited! I then just cut them out and placed them each on a 5x7 white cardstock!

    I thought about just printing them in a full black Silhouette and then i wouldn't have to cut them but......i was cheap and didn't want to waste my ink!!! lol!!! up to you though!

    Wanna give it a try? I'd love to see it!
     
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  2. alb52

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    ok this is totally cute!!!!
     
  3. shades of bliss

    shades of bliss bolʹshie koshki

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    Oh so cute!! I was thinking about something like this too!
     
  4. Dana

    Dana Dana

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    oh my - cutest idea!! love this!
     
  5. sahlink

    sahlink sahlink

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    Val, your talent astounds me!! AMAZING project!!
    and I am SO going to try this... i know I have frames laying around somewhere.

    So, you print 'just' the black outline onto black paper. It still shows up on the bl paper??
     
  6. stampin_rachel

    stampin_rachel The Lost Spice Girl

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  7. Amy Wolff

    Amy Wolff Amy Wolff

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    I'm so doing this!! I can't find my halloween decor tote anywhere!! So I'm making do with 3 Dollar Tree crows and a $2 pkg of glitter spiders from Walmart.

    Thanks for the idea Val!!
    Amy
     
  8. crazygirl

    crazygirl Opening a post office

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    so stinkin awesome!
    i'm SO going to do this!
    and add them to my mantel where i already have this!
    LOL

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  9. crazygirl

    crazygirl Opening a post office

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    you know you could probably just
    mask right over the elements as well.
    or clip or whatever it's called.

    put your image on a white background.
    and make a new layer fill it with black from the paint bucket
    and ins PSCS or higher
    you can just hit
    ctrl+alt+g
    to clip the shape
    (the black then takes on the shape of the object underneath)
    then hit
    ctrl+alt+e
    to merge the layers together.
    you can then upload
    and print at costco or whatever.
    (that's what i'm going to do.)
    i have every size black frames.
    so i'll do 3 i think.

    so FUN!
     
  10. Jennifer Fica

    Jennifer Fica Member

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    These are adorable Val. Great project!
     
  11. Valoriew

    Valoriew Valoriew

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    thanks girls!!

    jacque! that would be awesome! I actually started the project clipping my black kraft paper to it but when i thought about the printing i didn't want just used up my ink! I of course, wanted it NOW and didn't want to wait to get it printed-haha! i'm so impatient!

    krista! yip, the outlines actually showed up pretty decently on the black cardstock! who knew!
     
  12. tania

    tania Clap Hands, Save Fairies

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    So cute!! And a great way to save some ink too, nice thinkin' there! (Mine is on empty and will remain so until I get some money in, haha)
     
  13. crazygirl

    crazygirl Opening a post office

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    that is brilliant.
    no, really.
    we just never have ink.
    that's why my mind ALWAYS thinks
    to upload and print somewhere.
    HAAAAAAAAA
     
  14. Keela

    Keela I have puppy fever!!

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    ACK!!!!!!!!!!!! Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  15. coco

    coco coco

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    oh gosh Val these are totally adorable... i wish i could peek in your house and see how you decorated everything else :)
     
  16. Kate

    Kate The Doctor's new companion

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    Val, you're a genius! I LOVE these!!! Thanks for making my doodles look so good!! :)
     
  17. Meme

    Meme New Member

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
     
  18. pameladonnis

    pameladonnis New Member

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  19. Cristina

    Cristina Handmade with love, actually

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    These are just so cool!! And great idea to save some ink too.
     

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