January 30 - Cut File

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  1. dailydwelling

    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    January 30 - Cut File

    Welcome to day 30 of the Month of Challenges!!! Congratulations on making it this far!!

    For today's challenge, we're going to be playing with a cut file provided by Scrapping with Liz.

    The challenge for today is to create a layout using the provided cut file.

    Download the cut file HERE.

    SwL_MOCCutFile.jpg

    Here is the layout I created:

    happy-happy-day-600.jpg

    Since the requirement for this challenge is to simply use the provided cut file on your page, I'm going to give you some suggestions as to how you can do that.

    The first suggestion is to clip a paper (patterned or solid) to the cut file.

    screenshot-1_web.jpg

    The cut file is a beautiful flower with lots of open spaces. I'm going to show you how to back those open spaces with papers. I would encourage you to play around with this, as a second suggestion as to how to use the cut file.

    To back your cut file with patterned papers:

    1. Position the patterned paper you want to use below the cut file layer

    screenshot-2_web.jpg

    2. Highlight (click on) the cut file layer and use the magic wand tool to select inside the parts of the cut file that you want to back with the patterned paper, holding down the SHIFT key to select multiple parts

    screen-shot-3_web.jpg

    marching ants will appear around the selected parts

    3. Click on Select>Inverse

    screenshot-4_web.jpg

    4. Click on the Patterned Paper layer and click delete

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    5. Repeat this process with each part of the cut file that you want to back

    screen-shot-6_web.jpg

    A third suggestion would be to add an inner shadow to the cut file. This gives it the look of being cut out of a paper with the background paper showing underneath.

    Here is what the above layout would look like with an inner-shadow style applied. I have a teal solid background paper clipped to the cut out and an inner shadow style applied:

    inner-shadow-teal-background_web.jpg

    Here is a post by One Little Bird that gives more detailed instructions on using this technique along with a free download of her Cut Out Like Me Shadows.


    The rules for this challenge:
    • Create a layout using the provided cut file.
    • The cut file must be recognizable in your layout.

    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. It must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). Pages with just photos and/or journaling do not count toward your MOC pages.

    I can't wait to see your layouts using this cut file!!!
     
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  2. dailydwelling

    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    Spot saved for clarifications. :)
     
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    marijke Well-Known Member

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  4. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    Beautiful, thanks so much Liz for the sweet cut file.
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    I used One Little Bird's Cut out like me style.
     
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    I can't see the images too...
     
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    CarolynJoyce77 Snozberries? Who ever heard of a snozberry?!

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    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    I apologize everyone, the images should be fixed now. :)
     
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    marijke Well-Known Member

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  10. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Thank you for the great cut out , I will enjoy using it in different ways later on. Today I wanted it to look like a real papercut made from a patterned paper, to go with my journaling.
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    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Monica, this was fun.. thank you and thank you Liz @Scrapping with Liz for rthe free cut file.. this was fun!

    **I put papers underneath the cut file using various blend modes and then I used an inner shadow on the actual cut file to pull the bg paper to look like it was overlayed.

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    I made the cutfile slightly thinner and then added a metal style to it. The insides of the cutfile were all filled with papers from Lynn Grieveson's Bristol kit.

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    Thanks for this challenge and Cut File

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  16. KarenB

    KarenB I'm an outie, not an innie!

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    Brilliant, fun challenge - thank you! :)
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  18. dailydwelling

    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    You guys...I am loving these layouts so much!!! You're all so creative!
     
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  20. CathQuillScrap

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    ooo this is one technique that I've been longing to learn how to do digitally.... definitely going to have to figure out how to get this right on the PixelLab app.
     
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