Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Designer Challenge - Layer Styles

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week. I've been super busy - getting one kiddo ready for prom, one getting ready for baseball season, and the two youngest just registered for kindergarten! Whew...we have a lot going on around here.

Busy as we can get, when I saw this designer challenge at Pixelscrapper I just had to get in on it. The challenge? Layer styles! I've only played around with making a few layer styles, so this is still pretty new to me. But I do ♥ using them. I've grabbed quite a few freebies from around the web and now this is my chance to give back.

This is a pretty simple one. I went with a style for stitching. I use a lot of stitching in layouts and designing and they're not always "real" stitches. So more often than not, I have to apply a texture and bevel to give it a more realistic look. And that's exactly what these two styles do. One is a small bevel with light fabric texture and the second is a larger bevel with a thicker fabric texture.

The styles will work with any color (well, except can't really see the texture on white). If I could figure out how to make a shadow style that would work on top of these styles, I would've included those as well. However, every time I tried to apply the shadow style on top of one of these, it wiped out the stitch style and only applied the shadow. :/ Any ideas how to fix that? ya go. Two styles in one .asl file and metadata included for PSE users. These are also commercial use friendly!

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Hope you find them useful! Enjoy and have a great rest of the week. :)

♥ Mandy


  1. Looks good, thanks for also making the metadata file, that sure makes it easier to install.

  2. Thank you so much for the stitch styles. These will really help make my stitches look great.

  3. Thanks! I love styles and these are so helpfull!