I love creating Printables! They are so fun for every season, event or party… and the options are endless. Fall is SLOWLY creeping up (although the temperature isn’t showing it) and I’m longing for cooler days and all the sights, smells and tastes of fall. So I’m going to pretend the glorious Autumn season is already here and show you how you can create your own printable graphics. Then I’ve got a fun challenge to share with you plus a giveaway!
I love having gorgeous, creative, beautiful, cute stock images on hand to use for graphics. Face it, it’s much quicker to grab one already prepared then to try to create your own. I love using GraphicStock to find my stock images as they have a subscription that allows me get unlimited downloads. With over 250,000 images GraphicStock has a TON to pick from for any creative needs you have. Party invites, tags, backgrounds… the options are endless and so inspiring too!
To start creating you can signup for a FREE 7 day trial of GraphicStock. It’s a great way to try out what they have fun and make some cute projects too… like the ones I’m going to show you.
Alrighty… let’s start off. Here’s a cute Seamless Pattern With Leaf Stock Image – I love the colors! You can see where the arrow is the different file download options you have. I downloaded the png file for this project.
I’m using PicMonkey for this project, but there are lots of other free design programs you can use or if you have photoshop that works great too.
In the image above I’ve selected “design” in PicMonkey and I’ve opened my Seamless Pattern With Leaf Stock Image that I just downloaded.
Now I’m going to crop it to an 8×10 size, so it can easily fit in a frame.
The top icon on the left (the square) is the crop option. Click on that at you can select a custom size or select from their options, one being 8×10.
Next I’m adding an overlay. That cute butterfly icon on the left side is your overlays and you can pick whatever shape you’d like.
Over on the right side you can select the color you want the overlay and the opacity of the overlay. I selected a white color and the highlight option where you can see the pretty leaves underneath.
Now it’s time to add the words. Select the Tt on the left side and then pick which font style you’d like. I went with Sacramento. On the right side is the box with options to select the color of your font, the size and alignment.
You can add additional fonts, more images, etc. Then click Save up on top of your cute new graphic and save it to your computer.
Here’s another cute project I created using the Autumn Forest Stock Image from GraphicStock.
Using PicMonkey again I was able to use the crop to save a few of the cuties from the Autumn Forest Stock Image. Once you save the image individually on your computer you can add them as a layer to create your own cute tags.
I love all the doodles and words in the Wedding Graphic Set Stock Image 2… like this chalkboard “and” – so many cute ideas with this one!
It also comes in a grey background in the Wedding Graphic Set Stock Image where you can find this and many other cuties!
Or they have a Set Of 4 Nautical Cards Stock Image that would make for an easy end of summer party invite, a birthday or a baby shower!
Now-it’s your turn to get creative and even maybe win a $25 Amazon giftcard!!
GraphicStock is challenging you guys to use 5 images from their site and use them in a single project. I’ve included the links below of the images you get to create with. (The 5 images can all come from one collection, or you can mix and match.). Plus you can pick one bonus image! You pick something that completes your creation. #GraphicStockChallenge
To enter to win the $25 Amazon Gift Card simply:
1. Sign up for the 7-day free trial. (Set an alarm/reminder so you remember to cancel your trial if you don’t plan to continue your subscription.)
2. Visit the GraphicStock website and locate the images needed to complete the challenge. (Listed above.)
3. Comment on this blog post, sharing your challenge project idea and a link to the additional image you would use to complete your project. (Please make sure the email you use with your comment is valid so I can reach you if you win!)
4. Bonus entry if you create a collage with the images and upload to social media using #GraphicStockChallenge! (just leave the link to your social media share as a separate comment)
I’ll be selecting the winner on Sept 9th!
I’m so excited to see your ideas! Good luck!© Copyright 2015 Maryann @ Domestically Speaking, All rights Reserved. Written For: Domestically Speaking