Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Half Hearted with Sketch Pens

Hey there, Aimee here sharing how I created my background 
using the Half Hearted cut file and Sketch Pens!

This layout was super fun and easy to create, just a bit time consuming, but I love that I created my own paper using a digital cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

First I opened my Silhouette program and imported my cut file, traced and sized it to fit my paper.

I knew I wanted to draw the hearts; I just needed to come up with a pattern. To help me with this pattern I decided to change each heart to the color I intended it to be {using the rainbow line icom}.

Once I changed the color of the hearts, I filled them with color {using the bucket of paint icon} so I knew which hearts had been drawn, and in what color.

You can see the red trace line on the hearts that are to be drawn or cut {using the pen/rachet blade icon} this particular photo the silhouette was working on the blue hearts.

Here the final hearts are being drawn

Here is a photo of the hearts all drawn. You can see that they didnt all get drawn perfectly, easy fix I just took the pens and completed the lines

I then stitched down the middle of each heart

And here is the final product:

{Embellishments from: Pinkfresh Studio, Color Cast Designs, Amy Tan, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp, 7paper,  & Me and My Big Ideas}

I then focused on using product that complemented the hearts. This is also a really great way to use up your stash!

Thanks for stopping by today; have you used the silhouette sketch pens yet?