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Karen Moss – Guest Designer – Take Me To Paradise – Harlequin cut file

Hello, Karen here with my second project for Lisa-Jane at Pretty My Page and this time I have chosen Harlequin Mesh (pre-cut here) as the file to work with. Again, I am going to change the file a little so that I can use Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw the design.

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I wanted to make this file look as though it had been stitched – a monumental task if I was going to use a needle and thread. It was very easy to achieve this effect, I simply changed the solid line to a dotted line in the line menu, replaced my blade with a pink sketch pen and away my Silhouette went merrily drawing little stitches.

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To add interest to my page I cut diamonds from patterned paper and added them to the sketched design, where the solid diamonds were on the design, using foam pads.

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I arranged my embellishments and photos on the page, this was easy as I could align them with the design, tucking some underneath the patterned paper diamonds and ‘hooking’ some over the top. I also added a little banner to the centre of my page and used a phrase from the patterned paper as my title.

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To finish I cut some phrases from patterned paper and dotted them around the page.

I hope I have inspired you to try this easy way to convert a cut file into a faux stitched file.

Karen x

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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