Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Thrilling Way to Add Interest to Layouts

Happy Wednesday Authentique fans, Heather here with a Thrilling layout and a quick tutorial to show you how you can incorporate all of your favorite patterned papers into one layout.
I loved the Thrilling Collection. It's bright, fun, and just screams dress-up. For this layout, I wanted to use almost every single one of the patterned papers. The larger patterns from the 12x12 papers would have been too overwhelming for this project, so I reached for my 6x6 Bundle instead. The smaller version of each paper worked amazing.

The key to this project is determined by what punches you have in your stash, and what kind of die cut apparatus you have. I happened to have a great 1' punch, and had downloaded a great circle background from the Silhouette Online Store. You could also do squares, hexagons, or any other shape.
Start by drawing a circle.
Open up the "Scale Window" and scale the circle to the size of your punch. In my case, 1x1".
 To make this next step a little easier to see, I filled in the 1" circle black.
Try to enlarge the shape, so that you can still see the edges around the sides of the shape you are going to punch. In my case, the outer edges of each of the circles in the background paper need to be larger than my 1" punch.
See how the punched shape (blue outline) will fit neatly behind each circle?
My background shape was scaled to 9.5x9.5" when I cut it out. This allowed for space to glue, and so that none of the circles overlapped one another.
Load your paper. And cut!
Here is the cut paper. This takes quite awhile because it's very intricate. I suggest starting to punch out your circles while it is working. 
Snag your 6x6 Bundle, and start punching!
Don't forget the fun vintage images! For these (and the skulls) I made sure to flip my punch over so that I could see exactly where it was being used. Then I got to frame my fun images.
Start gluing each circle. This takes awhile. You can use liquid glue, or even a large-scale machine. (I suggest one of those if you have it!)
Make sure that you check to see that your images that need to be, are right side up. You can try to match up the chevrons/patterns/etc. but know that when you put it all together, the busyness of the total image will allow for imperfections. 
My suggestion to keep all your work from falling apart, use a second piece of cardstock in the same color/tone that you are using for the background. In this case, I used a kraft cardstock background, and cut a smaller piece of kraft paper that fits within the edges of the outer ring of circles. If you glue down each row, none of the smaller punched pieces will pop off. Also, this makes the intricate pattern easier to position and move as an entire unit.
Once I finalized my pattern and glued down the circled paper, I used dimensional adhesive to pop up the matted photograph, then added a few enamel dots and stickers from the Elements and Details sticker sheets.

Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Thrilling Collection: Antidote, 6x6 Bundle Elements stickers, Details stickers
Other Products Used- Silhouette Cameo, American Crafts cardstock, dimensional adhesive, enamel dots

9 comments:

  1. Wow Heather...this is really cool! I may have to lift this:)

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  2. Очень интересная работа!!!

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  3. So creative. I hope I will learn to use my Cameo well enough to do this kind of thing.

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