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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Layers, Layers, and More Layers with Christine

Happy Saturday Samantha Walker fans!  Christine joining you today for the very first time!  I am going to share with you one of Samantha's new files from this past week and how to use the various layers of it!  This file is an owl and can be found in the Silhouette Store now!

 First up I am going to show you what happens if you use just the outline layer of the owl.
Because of all the detail in it - you get a striking image without having to do much to it!  Here's how I created this:
When you open the file you will get what is essentially three layers.  You will want to ungroup these and remove everything but the top outline layer.

Once you have done this - size the owl down so that he will fit onto your card size.  I went with a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 card.

Then open up the Love  Heart file and size that down also so that it will fit on your owl.  I went a little bit big on mine so that it would overlap some of his outline.

After cutting all these out you are ready to assemble!  Don't forget fun embellishments like these half pearl stickers. I opted for a glue stick for my adhesive, because he has so many details, .  It can cover the whole area and get in all the little spots but doesn't dry too fast!

For my second project I added in another layer!  I used this owl as an attachment on a jar of candy.
For this one, I cut all the layers except the extra pieces from the bottom corner.  I cut these in the size that they are created already.

I cut the back layer in white, the middle layer in pink, and the top outline layer in brown.  I also added a little red behind the heart area to bring out the heart a little more.

Here's how I decorated my jar:
-Using strips of patterned paper that is 12 inches long and strong adhesive, wrap the papers around the jar.
-Add ric rac or other decorative ribbon
-Attach the owl using pop dots

Last up I have an owl that I turned into a shaped card and utilized all the pieces available in this file!

I left a few pieces either white or brown - but also incorporated a lot of color.  I decided on wiggly eyes too! Here's the colors I cut it in:

 And here is how I turned it into a shaped card.  I copied a second base into a new file.
I simply added a dashed line instead of solid - creating a foldable line.  I added adhesive to the top part and then attached it to the other base.

So there you have it - from one layer to three!  Thanks for joining us today!

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