How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects!

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

This morning you saw the first sponsored giveaway, with a prize of some beautiful digital overlays from the Lettera Etc Etsy shop. If you missed it you can enter the giveaway HERE {NOW CLOSED}. Now I’m back to show you how to use digital overlays to make pretty festive projects, including a video tutorial for the digital editing!

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

I purchased the Christmas Word Art Volume 2 set:

Christmas Wordart Volume 2 by Lettera Etc

Aren’t they lovely?!

I recorded a video to show how I used these. I mostly used PicMonkey to edit them, as it’s a free online tool that most should be able to access (I would normally edit in Adobe Illustrator but I’m aware not many of my readers will have that), and I also used Microsoft Word for one to show that they can be used there too. Here’s the video (you can also watch it on YouTube HERE):

 

 

And here are the photos which are shown at the end of the video on case you want another look…

The items all printed out using my laser printer:

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

I foiled the black ‘Joy To The World’ page using my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine and gold foil:

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

I used one of the items as a tag, and I’m keeping the ‘ho ho ho’ as an embellishment to use on a layout, along with the photo which I printed using my Canon Selphy:

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

I put this ‘Joy To The World’ phrase in a black frame for a quick home-decor piece:

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

And I made a few simple cards using the images with overlays – adding sequins to the ‘sparkle’ card, and gems to the card with my son on (which I’m totally going to send to his teacher for Christmas!):

How To Use Digital Overlays To Make Pretty Festive Projects by Jennifer Grace Creates

What do you think? Have I inspired you to get some digital overlays to use on a project?

Be Inspired:

Use a digital overlay, stamp etc on your next project – either a digital project or a hybrid one (where you’ve printed something)

Create a flat simple card with just a sheet of patterned paper or a couple of stamps (maybe add some gems though!)

Use gold foil or something reflective and shiny

Do you use digital items much in your crafting? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with the next project – at 2pm GMT as I’m giving myself the morning off!

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

20 Comments
  • Fay
    Reply

    I don’t tend to use digital overlays but do get digital images to either cut out or to use on my new minc

    November 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm
  • Oh my gosh!!!!! How easy was that! I would never ever have even bothered (so not computer saavy so balk abit!) but for your video! I CAN SO DO THIS!!! Now I reeeeeally like the word files!!! Hmmn…. learn something here today! Your video instructions are soooo easy to follow 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love your samples Jennifer….super video!!!

    November 5, 2015 at 11:26 pm
  • shartl
    Reply

    These are all so pretty and your tutorial makes it look easy. I have to say that I don’t use digital elements in my projects very often because the printer is always giving me trouble but I’ll remember this!

    November 6, 2015 at 2:03 am
  • KT Fit Kitty
    Reply

    This is a wonderful idea! Great video! You make it look doable!

    November 6, 2015 at 2:09 am
  • BRILLIANT video – really loved how you used the overlays…. I collect piles of digi files – then rarely use them… My bad! Must dig some out… Thanks for the inspiration :)!!!

    November 6, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • These are fun and beautiful! I love gold foil everything hehehe!

    November 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm
  • I don’t very often use digi files tho I do own a few! Love what you have done with them

    November 6, 2015 at 8:43 pm
  • Gorgeous overlays and projects, Jennifer!

    November 7, 2015 at 1:28 am
  • Love the effect of the foil. I use PicMonkey a lot.

    November 7, 2015 at 8:43 am
  • I’m not tech savvy at all but love how these turned out. Gorgeous card with your son’s photo. So personal for family giving.

    November 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Denise Bryant
    Reply

    very cool look!

    November 8, 2015 at 3:24 am
  • Your cards are gorgeous! I am going to have to look into this more. Thanks for sharing.

    November 9, 2015 at 12:57 am
  • LOL…..We had the same idea. Wow doesn’t the text look FAB in foil?

    November 10, 2015 at 12:55 am
  • The gold makes already lovely lettering just look magnificent.

    November 10, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • karenladd
    Reply

    I need to start using my computer more often to make fun and easy designs. You make it look very do-able!

    November 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm
  • I don’t use digis hardly at all, but I have really enjoyed using PicMonkey since you introduced me to it last year during Frosty Festivities. Thanks so much!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm
  • Could his photo be cuter? YES – with digital overlays!
    His teacher will surely enjoy it 🙂
    I always forget my digi library to play with right on the photo, so I am totally inspired.
    I am also determined to figure out how she got the glitter look – I think I am on the trail of this genius!

    November 20, 2015 at 1:35 am
  • Great tutorial, thanks Jennifer!

    November 22, 2015 at 4:53 am
  • Kelly H
    Reply

    Super cute and quick, thanks for making the videos to go along with this project idea.

    November 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

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