Monday, October 18, 2010
She's A Sassy Lady for another tutorial. Today, I want to share with you a project I put together for a friend who just moved into her very first apartment alone and got her very first puppy! I was so happy for her to have found some new freedom that I had to put a little something together for her.
This project has a feature that I've been doing for awhile and that's picture matting. I've made a number of these for friends and as scrapbook pages and really love the technique and wanted to pass it on to you. This is a little different from my normal matting because without a frame I wanted the bottom circle to show on the outside. This might sound a bit complicated but really it's very easy to do with a Gypsy, Design Studio or Sure Cuts A Lot. You will need to start with two layers. I typically label them Bottom and Top to keep myself straight (bottom refers to the bottom matting piece and top refers to the top - clever huh?). So, in this tutorial I speak in terms of the bottom layer and the top layer. I will also talk a lot about shadow and regular in terms of shapes and fonts. One important thing to remember - the shadow goes on the TOP layer ALWAYS! The regular always goes on the BOTTOM layer!
First, I chose a really cute paper and a good matching background paper. I also bought a cork board from my local scrapbook store and some cute tacs in the shape of dogs and bones.
Finally, I cut both layers out on my Expressions and layered them together.
Tiddly Ink's image.
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