Good morning and happy Wednesday SCT friends! Have you had a good week so far? We sure have! Today we have our new (and fabulous) design team member Christa Paustenbaugh joining us with a great tip using her Silhouette!
“I’m back today and we’re going to take a look at taking those punch outs from the card on Monday to the next level. On Monday I used an Anywhere punch to create punches in the middle of paper and today I’m getting out my Silhouette to make a series of cuts with the same effect. I chose this design to cut out a square of patterned paper for my layout. I chose a kraft patterned paper because I knew I would be backing it with brighter colors.
After my Silhouette cut the shapes, I cut strips of bright patterned paper to about 3/4” and adhered it to the back of the cut outs. As a mom of 2 girls of course I went with some bright pinks and love the contrast against all the little heart rows. I think the cut outs on layouts and cards are a great way to add not only embellishment, but also dimension to projects as well.
Another design element to use with these cut outs is to keep all those small hearts that were cut out and use them as embellishment too. With mine, I simply flipped them over to the other side that had a brighter pattern on it and used them in the corner of my layout by sewing them on as a banner.
You can do this with pretty much any background Silhouette cut. I also use the starburst punches I cut out like the card from Monday. These can be layered with buttons, brads, etc. to create an additional embellishment on a page, card or project! A great way to recycle those extra cut outs!
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