Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here to tell you how I survived a strong desire to fussy cut a bunch of teeny tiny flowers from the Wildflowers paper for this scrapbooking layout.
Yep, I was immediately drawn to this paper containing all these beautiful wildflowers, including bluebonnets. That sure did make this Texas gal’s heart happy. I just knew I had to “pick” each flower to use on my layout but there was no way was I going to attempt to cut them out by hand. No way, no how! Enter Silhouette PixScan…
The full tutorial for this is on my blog, The Spotted Leopard, but in a nutshell I used the PixScan mat and my Silhouette CAMEO. I took a photo of the image, imported it into Silhouette software and traced each flower. I sent it to the cutter and within minutes, each flower was individually cut just like that!
Look at those delicate little flowers! At this point, I wasn’t sure exactly how I’d use them because the stems were posing a problem. It would be weird to just place them scattered on the page.
I decided to use them to create a frame around my photo (I used a 3″ circle photo). To create this, I added tape adhesive to the back and then just started adding layers and layers of flowers until it felt good.
I added additional clusters around the page, including the title, sub title and a flower box at the bottom to pull it all together.
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JEN HADFIELD SIMPLE LIFE WASHI TAPE STRIP SHEETS
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