Way To Go June 25, 2015 06:00

Hi everyone!

Melissa here and I'm a wee bit excited about my first blog post with you all.

One of my favorite things to do with cut files and showcase how to use something meant for a layout, and use it for a card. It's lots of fun and shows the versatility of cut files.

Nicole has created some super fun background cut files and there was one in particular I was jonesing to use. It's called Funky Rectangles.

I'm loving the trend shown on layouts where a background cut file is used on solid cardstock - usually white - and then, backed with different pattern papers. SO cool! Of course I had to try it on a card!

I use the .png version of the cut files in my Silhouette Software. Using the trace feature, I create the cut lines for the shape.


After that, I release the compound path so I can crop out what I don't want to use. In this case, I cropped out the multiple columns of rectangles to just use one chunk.


Then, I resized to make it work for my card size and shape.


It's so fun to mess around with all the capabilities of my software and awesome cut files like this. Here is the finished card with some close ups:

 

 

Thanks for swinging by today! 

Cut Files Used: Funky Rectangles