Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team July Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! 

This month's theme is Family Fun! You should have arrived here from Aimee's blog.This month's giveaway is All Boy Stamp Set

As mom to a little boy I adore this stamp set. I think I could use it on almost every page. All you need to do to win this stamp set is to enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates.


For my project I decided to use the free cut file that you can get by signing to Samantha's newsletter through the Rafflecopter. Here it is.

I loved the design of star and stripes and thought it could work great as a stencil. That's how the shape looks like when you open it in Silhouette Studio software.



I ungrouped the shape, deleted the rectangular shape on the bottom, selected the flag, released the compound path and deleted  two other rectangles.

I grouped together what was left from the shape and made it a little smaller.


Lastly, I used "Fill Page" function to duplicate the shape all over the page. 


I didn't plan on using the stencil more than once so I cut it from a piece of cardstock from my giveaway box.

I mixed some color with sparking texture medium. The red is acrylic paint and the blue is Faber-Castell gelato.

Time to get my fingers dirty. Fun!


Ta-da! Custom background!


The texture medium gives a nice dimensional effect and it sparkles!

I really didn't need to add much to my page except three bright pictures. Just the title and two simple journaling cards.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store.
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31 comments:

  1. Wonderful layout! Love your stencil and how beautiful that background is!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  2. That is such an awesome idea! Love it! :)

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  3. Love the way you took a file and made it your own and created the great background paper. Now I can't wait to get the free file. Thanks for sharing your instructions.

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  4. This is so clever! Love how you used the cut file to create your own stencil!

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  5. WOW!!! What an awesome idea! Love the finished product!!!

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  6. OMW....what an awesome idea! I love this!

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  7. WOW! Love the stencil and paint job and LO! Great job :)

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  8. What a cool background! Very neat!

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  9. What a wonderfully fun background idea. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this idea!! And your page is perfect!

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  11. Wow... What a great idea. I love it!!! Your layout is Beautiful and Perfect.

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  12. I love it! Something new to me and it added so much to your LO!

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  13. I love that you show how you create each time on silhouette. You not only are creative but you also are a great teacher! I love EAA also and wonder if you are coming back for it each year?

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  14. Wow--this turned out really cool!

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  15. Very cool!!! I love it! Leslie

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  16. That is so neat. What a great idea for a background.

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  17. Wonderful project, love the idea!

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  18. Wow! I am surprised at how well your stencil worked...your background is FABULOUS! Beautiful job :)

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  19. Love this idea. I will have to try it. I love my Silhouette and I'm always looking for new ways to use it. thanks.

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  20. Wow, what a beautiful background you created! Very clever!

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  21. What a gret technique! Consider me inspired!

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  22. Awesome tutorial and a great page.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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