April 23, 2015

So Happy Because Of A Puppy Named Lincoln

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.

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background and Simple Stories

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.

17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background by Juliana Michaels

Releasing A Compound Path | Filling Negative Space With Patterned Paper
Begin by opening the image in Silhouette.

Releasing a compound path on a digital cut file to be able to fill the negative space with patterned paper.

Select the entire image and right click on it. Select Release Compound Path.

Releasing a compound path on a digital cut file to be able to fill the negative space with patterned paper.

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.

Welding an image after releasing the compound path of the digital cut file to be able to fill the negative space with patterned paper.

Now the image is one large piece and ready to cut with your choice of patterned paper.

Welding an image after releasing the compound path of the digital cut file to be able to fill the negative space with 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.

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background and Simple Stories

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.

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background and Simple Stories

SUPPLIES
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!
Ink: Versamark
Sewing Machine: Kenmore
Electronic Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Heartfelt Background and Simple Stories

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!
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4 comments:

  1. Awww......this is totally CUTE! And thanks for the tut as always. It usually makes me feel guilty that the poor Silly machine has become a home for spiders.....ONE DAY I will get it out!!! Meanwhile, I can just come on over here and get my fill!!!

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  2. Cute page and great tutorial! Love the page!

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  3. Wonderful page! I love the picture (nothing beats a fluffy puppy) and all the joy he's brought to your lives! Thanks for sharing how to cut the fill paper in Silhouette. So fun that you've gotten to play with Simple Stories now. They are one of my favorites with all the bright, fun colors.

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

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JULIANA