Ok, I'm about as un-computer-savvy as they come, but I follow directions well! We just got back from a trip to St. John and I've always loved Leah's Nova Scotia page with the pictures in the title. Problem is, I don't like to "piece together" the letters around the pictures like she did. I wanted this look for a title page for my vacation album and was really excited about the new letter punches this week. Then I started playing and realized I NEEDED capital and "fatter" letters. Long story short, I did a google search to see if I could change a stamp (png file) into a punch (svg file)... and we can! I used the Letters stamp set in MDS and copied a file of each letter I needed to my desktop. Then I followed the awesome directions on this blog: http://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/convert-a-png-to-a...
At the end, instead of importing anything into the program she talks about, I just made a new folder in my MDS punches section and dragged the new svg files into that folder. The result is this:-) and the really cool thing is this will work with any solid stamp! A whole new world just opened up to me:-)!!!
shortly after this post was made, s.u. gave us big letter punches! so if you don't want to go to all the extra effort - just search the mds pdf for alphabet and see all the kinds that have come out since! i cased that italy page using the s.u. punches.
I converted all mine last night and was playing around but the edges of mine seem pixelated and yours seem so crisp. Any idea what I did wrong? Thanks.
Here you go Lynn:
1 add owl punch and fill with an orange color.
2 copy and paste the owl and fill with a brown dsp with minimal design. I used Christmas Cocoa II pattern 8.
3 double click on this image and drag the dsp up until the feet are not filled.
4 drag the brown image over the orange one and align it so the orange body doesn't show. Voila....brown body and orange feet! The only problem with this is that I haven't figured out a way to group them since the 'handles' for the punches are right on top of each other. I have attached my sample.
You are my hero! Thank you!