Hello scrappy friends! Today I'm sharing a fun layout that I created using the Simple Stories Life Documented Scrapbook collection that I recently ordered from Paper Issues. This was my first time to purchase and play with Simple Stories products and I'm in love! Quite honestly, I have no idea why I've never used their products before, but better late than never I guess! LOL! I'm also sharing a quick and easy technique on how to fill the negative space of a large cut file image.
Life Documented was perfect to scrap this photo of Danny with Lincoln as a puppy. This page really captures the true happiness he had in bringing our Lincoln home.
I used the 17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background as my background. I cut it from white cardstock. To fill the negative space of the cut file, I used a quick and simple technique that I'm sharing with you below.
Releasing A Compound Path | Filling Negative Space With Patterned Paper
Begin by opening the image in Silhouette.
Select the entire image and right click on it. Select Release Compound Path.
As you can see, everything fills with black. Select the entire image again, right click and select Weld. This will join all of the sections together.
Now the image is one large piece and ready to cut with your choice of patterned paper.
Here are a few close ups of my page. To dress up the white background paper, I added some ink splatters using my fave Heidi Swapp Colorshine Mist.
I also dressed up a piece of Dusty Attic chipboard (the arrow) that I've had in my stash forever, with some gold embossing powder.
Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers, Phrase Stickers, Enamel Dots: Simple Stories
Cardstock: American Crafts - White
Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard, Sweet Cherry, Tropicana Teal, and Citron
Die Cut (Best Day Ever): Jillibean Soup
Chipboard Arrow: Dusty Attic
Chipboard Stars: Studio Calico
Gold Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up!
Sewing Machine: Kenmore
Electronic Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo
Digital Cut File: 17turtles Heartfelt Background
So have your tried releasing a compound path? It can open up so many new ways to use your cut files! Thanks so much for stopping by today!