Hey there! It's Katrina (that paper/hybrid scrapper girl), from Paper, Scissors and Glue on the blog today to share with you how I used one of Liz's templates on a traditional layout and resized the shapes to make them work with my photo size. Also, look at templates in different ways as you will see!
Confession, I was going to do a tutorial about patterns, importing and organizing them into the Silhouette Studio software. But, I updated my software and it sent me to the cloud version! I haven't had time to play around yet, so I thought I would do something that anyone with a Silhouette (or similar) cutting machine would be able to try!
Once I resized, I right clicked and ungrouped everything so that I could cut out the pieces in different pattern papers. Yes, I could have just wrote down the measurements of the basic pieces, but I am horribly with a ruler and it was easier just to cut with my Silhouette since I already had the shapes! And make sure you have all shapes off of your mat, except the one you are wanting to cut. I have a terrible habit of forgetting that!
I cut the roof border twice, so that I could have a layered effect! I love how it turned out. I used foam adhesive on both layers to give it dimension and some fun.
As I started putting it together, I realized that I wanted another layer for the background. I took the pink shape I had made and just created an offset for it. This way I knew it would be in proportion to the entire template.
I subbed the journaling area with a journaling card from the collection I was working with. I have a ton of these and never know how to use them, but this gives me ideas now!
Let me know what you would like to see me do with Liz's templates or what you would like to learn. Or if there is a specific template you want me to work with. Also, would you like me to use more digital collections printed out, etc? Just leave me a comment!! This is new for me to, but so exciting and I love learning and sharing. Have a great week!