If you haven't read my original post in this series please go do so now. This post will go over the basic things you'll need to create this checklist. The main one being digital scrapbook paper you will be using for your designs. It also covers what software program you will need to design the stickers.
For these posts I will be using the silhouette studio free version.
Step 1: Open your design studio and we will start with full boxes!
First you will want to change your page settings to say 8.5 x 11 for a normal sheet of printer paper.
Step 3: Once you have your rectangle on the left you are going to click the mouse sign again so you can work with the rectangle, otherwise you'll just draw another rectangle on the page. Once you click the mouse you will click on the rectangle. Then in the upper boxes you will click on the window that says scale.
Step 4: Now that you have your base for the initial background color you are going to use the color drop feature to change it to match your digital paper.
In the upper right hand corner of the page you'll see a box with a bucket.
Click on that box and then this drop down menu will appear on your right:
You'll see the color dropper there on the first row:
Step 5: Repeat steps 2 & 3. Only instead of resizing the box to 1.9 x 1.5 you will resize it to be 1.695 x 1.276. This will be slightly smaller but still leave a border of the original color. We are leaving the color of this box so you don't need to change it.
Step 6: We are going to change the transparency of the box we just created it. In the upper right hand corner you are going to click on the box that has the pattern in the middle of it. Looks like this:
Now to make them even you will go and click on the align button (highlighted blue in the above picture) and click on align center. Then highlight both of the boxes by right clicking on dragging your mouse over them and then click group to group these two boxes together.
Step 7: Now we are going to make the heart checklist part. First thing you will need to do is get a heart shape. You can either hand draw a heart shape in silhouette design using the little pencil which is over to the left or you can just search for a heart icon on google and use one of those images.
I hand drew my heart and just thickened the line a little bit to make it look a little better.
Once you have your heart image you are going to select the replicate button on the top right bar that looks like this:
You will click duplicate below 5 times so you heart image is created 5 times and you have a small checklist looking like this:
Step 8: Next we want to space out those hearts so they align with our full box.
You will click on the scale button again:
You will type in these measurements for this: 1.696 h and 0.197 width. Then your hearts will be spaced out to the perfect length and it will look like this.
Next you will drag that over to your full box and group them together. You can align them by clicking on the align tool (the button right next to the scale tool) and clicking align center. This will make the final checklist box look really pretty.
And that's it.
Sorry this post took so long to write. As you can see I wanted to be as detailed as possible and it just takes a long time to blog when I have a toddler running around.
Thanks for sticking with me. I will try and blog about ombre checklists in a week or so.