Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop: Pucker Up Layout

The Challenge
Free Digi-Stamp
Hello scrappy friends, I have another post to share with you today. Sweet Stamp Shop is hosting a new weekly challenge over the course of the next four weeks, starting every Thursday morning. You could win some of your own sweet stamps or even a guest designer spot. This week's challenge is to make any project using paper piecing, and you don't even have to use Sweet Stamp Shop stamps to participate. Just load your entry using Flickr to join in the fun.

I used the free digital stamp file from the blog for my layout. For more information about the challenge, or to download the free digi-stamps, please see today's post on Sweet Stamp Shop's blog.

The Reveal
I really liked the lemon/lime digi-stamp and wanted to paper piece it in two colors, but thought it would be too tedious to X-Acto knife out all those internal segments, especially since I needed 16 limes.

I imported the file into Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and created a cut file for the rind and the segments. It only works on with Silhouette Design Studio and is not a general SVG file. If you would like to cut some cute limes or lemons with your Cameo, here is the file:

I ended up not actually stamping anything for a stamp challenge, but I have to go as the project leads. 

The Photo
I wanted to accentuate the green in the limes so I printed my photos in black and white. Then in the largest photo, I highlighted just the green in the trees. If you have Photoshop and want a tutorial on this technique, this tutorial is the one I used. This is actually the first time I tried this technique, I just googled highlighting one color in a photo, and read over the results. 

Green Highlight
The Supplies
Software: Silhouette Studio, Photoshop
Digital Cutter: Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce
Die Cut: Imaginisce
Sticker: Imaginisce
Photo Paper: Red River Paper (Polar Pearl Metallic)
Pen: Pentel
Miscellaneous: Buttons

We would love it if you joined in any of the four challenges in the upcoming weeks. If you like stamping or paper piecing, then show us your stuff here

Since I used so many limes in my layout, I decided to enter it Moxie Fab World's repetition challenge.

This layout was also featured in the last issue of ScrapStreet MiniMag.

Thanks for stoppin' by,


Annette Allen said...

love your layout...the download link does not work...

Michelle McClure said...

The link doesn't open to a website, a file will go into your downloads folder. I just tested it on my computer, I hope it works for you.

Madeline said...

Love the lime slices! Cool page!

Moments by Marla said...

Cute page!!!! I would love to have this cut file as an svg file. Would you be able to send me this file in that format? It would be greatly appreciated!!

Erica said...

I love the background. I'm going to try this!

Rae said...

So cute!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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