Hey there Silhouette Fans, Niki here with you today using Glitter Sticker Paper and two designs from the store.
I used the Offset menu to create a second heart to outline the first.
I then selected both hearts (the original and the outline) and went to the Object Menu , Arrange, Send to Back. This means the two hearts are behind the scalloped background.
I then positioned the Scalloped background over the hearts.
I then selected the internal heart and the background, and went to the Modify window, then clicked 'subtract'. This left me with the scalloped background pattern inside the hearts.
I then tidied up the cut file slightly by removing all the teeny tiny little bits that I didn't want to cut.
At this point all the pieces of the scalloped pattern are separate, so I dragged a box over the whole thing and hit Group. This was so I could easily move the heart around.
I then went back to the original 'Mermaid at Heart' design and posiitoned it together with the big heart onto my virtual cutting mat. I did this so I could see how I wanted my design to look once cut.
I wanted to cut the heart from Glitter Sticker Paper, so copied it onto another cutting mat which I set up as 8.5x11" as that is the size of the glitter paper. I then cut that using the default cut settings for the Glitter Sticker Paper (having tried a test cut first).
I cut 'Mermaid' and 'at' out of a separate sheet of white card but I wanted to cut those little hearts out of my background sheet, so I selected the parts of the design I didn't want to cut and clicked 'no cut'. It then just cut out the tiny hearts.
So all parts of the design were then cut. I painted 'Mermaid' and 'at' with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I also positioned the heart onto the background and drew around it very lightly with a pencil, then painted all the 'scales' with the Mermaid Markers too.
Once painted and dry I then stuck the Glitter Sticker Paper over the top, added 'Mermaid' and 'at' and also backfilled the little hearts with the off cuts of the Silver Glitter Sticker paper.
I then embellished the layout with all the mermaids and sea themed things I could find, and added lots of sparkles with sequins and gems.
I was really pleased with how the layout turned out!
Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you found this tutorial useful.
Happy scrapping xx