Oct 11, 2016

The Wonder of It All

Scrapbook layout created for Scrapbook Nerd's Silhouette Savvy Series 

Hello there!

Welcome to a new tutorial in the Silhouette Savvy Series for Scrapbook Nerd.   I have had a few request i show  how i go about creating my stand-out stitched titles on my layouts.  So i thought i show you one of the ways i go about creating the cut-out for the title.   For this tutorial, I am using the Cut Shoppe's Around the World cut file to create the title, heavy card stock, watercolor, and my Silhouette pen attachment.  I have created a video to show you the technical part of creating this title:

I hope you enjoyed the  video (forgive the accent!).  Here is what the title looked like  right after being cut on the Cameo - i used a #2 pencil to make it visible for the picture, but i usually go for a 2H pencil or my white sketch pen, so there is very little trace of the original lines-:

I used an American Crafts paper piercing tool to poke holes (a stitching guide) along the penciled lined of the words, but you can use a thumb tack, a needle, etc.   I also use foam to help me create the holes in the paper:

Here is what the title looks like right after all the holes have been poked:

Like I said before, i usually use a 2H pencil to create the title (or my white sketch pen) to ensure that there is very little trace of the drawn lines after erasing:

For the sample layout of this tutorial, I colored inside of the holed out lines with some shimmer watercolor, and used matching  embroidery floss to finish the title.   Here is the final title:

For this layout, I chose to document a few pictures of my kids as we took them on the gigantic ferris wheel at Niagara Falls (a few years back).   I am using Dear Lizzy's Saturday collection (which i picked from the Scrapbook Nerd store)   The large cut-out comes from the Silhouette store, and was stitched to the layout  ( i like repeating textures on a layout).

I created a strip of pictures from the trip using Photoshop, and mounted it on one side of the layout.   Small clusters of ephemera just add small interest to the page:

I placed the title on the opposite side of the picture, and added a few more small details to complete the page.  Here is the final layout:

I hope this tutorial helps you to see how your Silhouette Cameo can help you with creating stand-out stitched titles for your projects.  Don't forget to visit Scrapbook Nerd to pick all the material used in this layout (the ladies who own the store are amazing!).   As always, if you still have questions about this layout please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

See you all soon!

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