Hello! Happy weekend to you! Just a short and sweet tip on using some of the fabulous Cuts/Masks that Samantha has available. I love to use the svg cuts to create fun projects with my Silhouette but I also loving using them as masks in my digital projects. With out too much fuss...you can take these masks and create really beautiful things! So first we start out by opening the svg/mask that we want to work with as well as some papers for our project.
Next, I separated the two border masks and selected the background mask. As simple as dragging and dropping, I selected a paper to mask with and dragged it from the project bin to the top of the background mask. I then click ctrl-G to clip the two together.
To merge the two together, go to Layer, then merge visible. If you just flatten the layers you will end up with the white background. Using the merge visible option keeps the background transparent.
Next, I select the butterfly mask and drag a patterned paper on top of it. Same step as above.
This time we are not going to merge visible. Once they are clipped together, you are going to select the eraser tool and erase the patterned paper off of all of the butterflies except one.
Follow this step, masking each of the butterflies with a different patterned paper and then erasing until all butterflies are covered with a different patterned paper. Make sure you have the correct layer selected before erasing. You can enlarge the images so you can see better to erase cleanly.
After you have erased all extra bits of paper, and are happy with your butterflies-go to Layers and merge visible.
Once you have merged visible, you can drag your butterfly mask down to the top of the background mask that we started with.
Lastly, merge these two layers together (Layers-Merge Visible) and use this cool image for your project.
So...see these cut/mask files have so many possibilities! Thanks for stopping by and let's see your projects!
Product Credits- Samantha Walker's Butterfly Mask Collection, Oh La La Collection(which is on sale at JessicaSprague.com this weekend) and Word Art by Bethany.