February 2, 2015

Layers & Groups | A Silhouette Tutorial

Hi! It’s Katrina from Paper Scissors & Glue, and I am so excited to be sharing my first DT project for the 17turtles blog. I am no stranger to Juliana’s 17turtles Digital Cut Files cut files and I am happy to get to show you how much fun you can have with them.

I have a scrapbook page for you today using the Mad for Plaid digital cut file.

Moments Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

At first glance, when you open the cut file in your software, it looks like a busy file. But there are a couple of tricks I used to help highlight my page, but also highlight the file and the ways you can use the file.

Silhouette Tutorial by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

First thing is to ungroup the file. You right click on the file and then select ungroup. I love the fact that Juliana colors the layers, so you can actually tell where they are and where they go by glancing at them. This was one thing I was so excited about when she first showed me her files.

Silhouette Tutorial by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

Did you know you can move layers from front to back? After opening the file, I wasn’t sure that I wanted that green layer on the top. I wanted to see the blue layer on the top. I am a visual person. Ungroup your layers, so you can move them freely and move them away from each other. This makes them easier to grab. I selected the blue layer and then right clicked. Then select “bring to front” . As you can see, this puts the blue layer on top of the green one and gives you an idea of what it will look like.

Silhouette Tutorial by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

I used basic white for the “green” layer, because I wanted that layer subtle. I just happened to like the dark blue for the blue layer! Then I started piecing my page together.

Moments Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

Another trick I did was to pop up the blue layer with foam adhesive. (Addicted to foam adhesive here!) This will give some dimension, which I love, and also gives you little areas you can highlight with embellishments.

Moments Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Mad For Plaid

That’s all I have for you today! I hope I gave you some ideas of playing around with your files in your software and finding different looks with them. Happy Groundhog Day!

Katrina

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17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | MAD FOR PLAID
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5 comments:

  1. Love all those great layers! and thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. What a darling layout by Katrina and fabulous use of your cut files!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  3. Fabulous layout! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  4. Fabulous - thanks for the tutorial. I knew how to separate the files but not how to bring one to the front!

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