Since the book hearts were a big hit, it occurred to me that some people aren't inclined to get out their rulers and tear up old books. So I thought I'd come up with a template so you could just sit at your desk, print, cut, and staple to create your own paper heart.
The problem with this idea is that I don't know graphic design nor do I have the software for such...but, I AM learning to use photoshop AND, I can take pictures!
So, using my new skills from Kim Klassen, I came up with this pattern for heart pieces that you can just print out, cut, and staple together while sitting at your desk. I now am really getting better at clipping masks, layer masks, resizing, and using brushes. Do you know how cool photoshop brushes are?! They are like a digital stamp. I used quite a few in this project. The other images used were photos I took of pages from a very old Etude Magazine.
And, for those who want their heart to be a bit more Valentine's Day-ish, I made a second pattern.
You need to click on the images below *two times* to bring up the full size. Then save and print. They are sized to fit on a regular 8.5" x 11" paper.
*Follow the directions here beginning at the point "fold the 4" tab in half" to staple them together.*
Remember: As you align them to staple the top piece, the front pattern faces in!
|Front Image 1|
You can print the front with either of the front images and then flip it over and print the back side with the text only image.
|Front Image 2|
This image is for the back. It won't matter where it prints or where you cut, it will look good.
I used one of Kim's textures for the base image on this one.
Depending on your printer settings, the image will print lighter or darker. I used just standard settings on regular printer paper
and it looked just fine!
Make one or a full garland of them!
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