Welcome to Thursday, and NEW Cut File day in The Cut Shoppe! We've got a variety of new sets available in the Shop today, so make sure you check them out! I decided to work with the Write On Alpha and create a non-Halloween themed layout, using one of our photos from Halloween.
I started my layout, by opening the Write On Alpha cut file in Silhouette Studio and tracing the entire file. Then I Released Compound Path. Once all of the letters were separated, I created my sentence for the background "There's No Place Like Home". After I placed the sentence on my mat in Silhouette Studio, I enlarged the O and Z from the Write On Alpha. Then I used the Offset tool to create a margin around the O and Z. I moved the Offset image over the background sentences on the mat, and then highlighted over everything (all together), and went to the Modify window. Once I was in the Modify window, I clicked Subtract, which caused the letters that were inside the O and Z to delete and create edges around the remaining letter parts. I sent the cut job to my Cameo, and cut it from White card stock. Then I cut the original O and Z at the original size before I added the Offset, from a patterned paper, and added it to the background, once I had placed patterned paper behind each of the sentences.
You can give this same technique a try, with the new Write On Alpha! And if you're heading over to The Cut Shoppe to pick it up, make sure you take a look at the other new sets that are now available!
AND DON'T FORGET...you can still save 30% off of your purchase through November 8th!
Supplies: Write On Alpha cut file: The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Bits & Cork Embellishments: Crate Paper; Color Shine: Heidi Swapp; Tiny Attacher: Tim Holtz; Wood Veneers: Tim Holtz; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo