Hello friends! I am sharing a creation from Scrapbook Circle last month, giving a few ideas of how to get more out of your digital cut files. The September cut file is a lovely background of repeating hexagons.
I began by enlarging the scale of the cut file by about 1-1/2 times the size of the 12" file in the Silhouette software. I cut the file out of plain white cardstock and trimmed it down to about 9"x9."
I placed the misted piece where I planned to adhere it and used the piece that was cut off to trace the hexagon shapes onto the background cardstock.
I used the punch tool from an Amy Tangerine stitching kit to punch the outline of all the hexagons I traced.
I used 3 different colors of embroidery thread, from light to dark, to stitch the hexagons I traced.
I used the negative pieces punched out of the Cut File, to add dimension to the background. Using Distress Ink I added some color to a few of the hexagon pieces.
I used dimensional adhesive to adhere the photo to the misted cut file background. I also used dimensional adhesive to add the inked pieces to the background, corresponding to the pattern.
A few pieces of the Pinkfresh Studio 6x6 patterned paper were added behind a couple of the hexagonal openings.
I love the way this layout developed, using one piece as a tool and inspiring the pattern it became. I hope this inspires you to take a different look at your die cut backgrounds. They can be used in so many ways, only limited to your imagination!
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