You may already know how to do this and if so..Fantastic! There may be some of you who don't and would like to know how I did mine...so I wrote the instructions down.I don't have pics of each step..cause Jim had to reformat my puter and I am soo busy getting it back into shape and putting files where I want them etc. If there is something you don't understand..please let me know and I will try to make it more clear for you.:)
Here is the way I did this..using Photo Impact 11.
The paint program I use.If you are familiar with
your paint program you will understand these
instructions and find the options on your programs
and figure out how to do it.
1.Make an object in your paint program and duplicate
it.Resize the "duplicate" to make it a little smaller
than the original.Fill the "original" object with a
light beige color or off white.
2.Beginning with the original object..make your
object active..then go to the buttons option in your
paint program and choose a bevel that will be rounded
enough to look like chipboard.You may need to play
with it until it looks the way you like..then apply
it to your object.Then go to the "texture" selection
in your air brush or paint brush.Choose a texture you
prefer that will make the edges look as close to
chipboard texture as you can.Using a little darker
color..paint the edges with that one.You are done
with the first layer.
3.Now to the "Duplicate" ..slightly smaller layer to
4.Make your obiect active.Go to the "type" option
under "Text/Path Effects" and choose "Seal".You will
see several options.I chose number 7 for this
one.Apply the one you choose to the object and you
will see rough edges and some tiny holes.
5.Choose the background paper you are wanting to use
for the final product and "fill" this object with
6.Place the smaller finished object in front of the
larger "original"(chipboard) object and adjust it to
fit in the center.(do not add shadow to this one)
Merge the two objects into a single object.You are
done.All you need to do is add a shadow to the final
object when you place it on your pages.
Hope this was a little clearer than mud.LOL
Have fun making them and please let me know how they