Hello, Karen here with yet another discovery from the Graphtec site - printable cotton fabric.
I was sent a pack of this last month and initially thought I would print a photograph onto it and then stitch it to a cushion. BUT then I had the idea of making scrapbooking elements with it - very tactile and they gave my page a soft, feminine feel.
STEP ONE - Making your elements.
- Knowing the photo I wanted to use (one taken of my girls in May) I opened it in the Silhouette Studio software, this can be done the same as opening any other file that is compatible.
- I then opened the flower flourish and used the dropper tool to choose colours from my photo to colour the flowers and leaves
- I then selected all the shapes and under the cut settings chose 'No Cut' and layered up the flowers and leaves to make a swag a small cluster.
- I next used the offset tool to add a white border to my flowers.
- I chose a doily, frame and journal block and coloured them in the same way as above - remembering to make the lines 'No Cut'.
- I then wrote my title using the font LW Bunting 100pt to make my title and changed the character spacing to 140.
- Use the 'Divide option to separate the letters and colour the penents with a colour picked from your photograph and use the 'Offset' option to to give you a white border around each shape.
- Open a letter size page and add registration marks. Arrange your elements onto two pages - I used the knife tool to remove the bottom of my doily so that everything would fit.
- I drew a 3in x 2in rounded rectangle for my journaling card and used the perforated line feature as a 'No Cut' and coloured purple.
- Print onto your printable fabric and then load it into your Silhouette and cut out your elements.
- I drew a faux stitched line around the edge of a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock with my silhouette and a Silhouette Sketch Pen.
- I then constructed my page and added some garden twine, purple gems and letter stickers to finish.