Hi there! Divian here with a really quick, easy and simple digital scrapbooking tutorial.
In this post you will learn how to realistically use all of those fabulous wrapping ribbons, twines and other elements that you sometimes may want to 'weave' onto your layout. Although I am using a ribbon in this tutorial, you can easily use this technique with little thin strips of paper.
You begin by adding each layer to your layout. Just standard piling it on in the places you would like.
I started with this.
I am finished except I would love to have something weaving in and out of the letters in 'Create'.
Now, you want to duplicate the element you just added. You do this by going over the the layer in the layers pallete and right clicking and choosing 'Duplicate Layer'. Now you have 2 layers of the same thing.
You want to click and hold the duplicate layer in the layer's panel and drag it underneath the letters.
You now have one of the elements on top of the letters and one underneath it.
After this, select the layer that is on top of the letters.
Use your erase tool and erase the parts that would not be showing if under the letters.
Super easy right! It may take adjusting the erase tool size, and carefully going in and erasing parts of the top layer that would normally be underneath the object. But once it is done you have the perfect digi-interweaving that is very simple and easy to achieve!
Hope you have fun trying this out! If you do, please link me here so I can see how you used it! Be creative, this is not just for ribbons, it can apply to so much more!