Friday, December 26, 2014

Silhouette Knock-Out Technique

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a technique that may be new to some of you.  Those who use it call it the knock-out technique.

Here is an example of what the knock-out technique looks like.

Silhouette Knock-Out Design Technique
To create my example, I first typed out the "Happy New Year" in black using a thick font (I used Impact).  The line spacing will need to be adjusted to make the lines closer to each other.

Then I typed 2015 in blue using the font Arial.  The colorful confetti was purchased and downloaded from the Silhouette store.

Design #17667 from Silhouette Store

I color filled the confetti and placed around the 2015 text.

Step 1 - design 

Next place the 2015-confetti design on top of the Happy New Year text and duplicate - you'll need two copies of your design for this effect.

Step 2 - place 2015-confetti design on top of Happy New Year and create an extra copy.
Highlight the top design and choose "crop".  You'll notice that your left over pieces are all black.  You'll need to group and color-fill the top design again.

Step 3 - crop the top design.  Recolor all the pieces and group.

Using your second copy, highlight and choose "subtract".  Regroup all the pieces once done.

Step 4 - subtract using the second copy.  Regroup once done.

Now place the top design on top of the bottom aligning in the blank spots.

Step 5 - align two designs on top of each other and group again.

Once aligned, you get your final knock-out design.

I used my knockout image to make a New Year's t-shirt.  But, you could also use it on a card or any other project.

Knock-Out design applied to a t-shirt.

Thank you for joining me today! ~ Marilyn

Monday, December 1, 2014

SBC December Card Kit

It is our monthly card kit reveal time. Scrapbook Blessings Club is joining up with Scrapping For Less, and we are bringing you affordable Mini CARD KITS!!! 

We are doing things a little differently this month. All you have to do is:

  •  checkout the video and the awesome cards that DT Sandy and DT Marilyn made
  • leave a comment on the SBC Card Kit Video and be a SBC Channel Subscriber
  •  IF you leave a comment on this blog and on Marilyn's blog, you will get 2 more chances to win (3 in total!)
Sandy- SBC Craft Room 

Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts

Here is this month's video

Check out the projects I was able to do with this great kit!

Card #1 - I used the Penguin stamp as well as the sentiment stamp.  The tree was also included in my kit.  

Card #2 - The snowflakes and bling are all from the kit as well as the pop-up Polar Bear.

Card #3 - I can't get enough of the adorable Penguins!

  • To purchase your card kit, you can click below to place your order. 
$15.00 includes shipping

 Card Kit

  • Don't want to be bothered with ordering each time? Do you want to make sure you get your kits mailed out on the 2nd of each month? Then try our pre-paid auto ship program for 3 months at a time. You will be sent an invoice for your 3 month subscription as well as the shipping so you can get your kits right away! Total for 3 month subscription only 45.00!


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I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!