And how right was I! CAP has become such a useful bit of software that when Craft Artist Professional 2 was launched I bought it immediately. It has a few new features and some nice enhancements to the old favourites.
The software (either version) is easy to use - but it does have a learning curve and if you are new to it I really recommend checking out some of the video tutorials on DaisyTrail and just playing around. The beauty of playing with an online tool of course is that you can 'undo' to your hearts content and you don't waste your favourite papers and embellishments on learning.
One of my favourite tools in CAP (and CAP2) is the cut out studio - which allows you to cut part of an image away from its background. The three projects here all started with a photo that I thought needed to be 'transplanted' and the cut out studio made that possible!
Freddy the Wonder Dog
I print out the new version, added a few Spellbinder circles, an embossed bit of craft card and a 'Beware of Dog' sentiment and voila - a card!
Inside the card it says 'He's gambling away your savings.'
Lean on Me
One of the things I love about CAP is that you can create the layout in the software, and save it to print or email as a flat picture, OR print and cut the individual elements to make a more dimensional physical page.
In this case I've done both!
The digital page will be part of a digital scrapbook I'm making, but I also print out the elements to make this layered page.
The background page was print from CAP and then I added the cut out of my parents. I print a few pages of the flower field which I cut across randomly to create 4 layers of flowers to provide a bit of depth. I love this shadow box. It is a really nice way to display pages with the added benefit that they can be switched out really easily.
The photo was taken a few days ago as a 'before' image (thus the exaggerated glum faces), and we expect a sunny smiley tanned duo in the 'after' picture!
I cut out a zillion Union Jack bunting triangles and hung them across the top of the page and added a 'Bon Voyage' sentiment.
Inside the card I added a faded blue Union Jack, and the happy couple again - this time with fake moustache and crown.