Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Great Outdoors Design Card

Recently my husband got some new fishing gear, and I thought these photos would make great subject matter to showcase The Great Outdoors Design Card!

I really wanted the pictures to be the focus on the page, so I didn't want too many colors in the palette that I chose. This is why I started with neutral cardstock, although I did stamp a flower design along the top and bottom using one of the Making Memories Panorama Clear Stamps and yellow chalk ink. It's subtle, but it's there and it catches the light to add some visual interest.

I printed my photos in one block, then used some scraps I had from Making Memories Panorama paper and a sticker from the Panorama Word Fetti at the bottom as an embellishment.

Now on to the Slicing! I cut the title from more Panorama paper. For the first part I used the font on The Great Outdoors Design Card with the letters at 1". I cut the word "fishing" at 4".

The hook was cut at 2" which is the smallest cut size for this shape, even though I know it's a bit large for my fish. :) For the fishing line I used... fishing line!

I cut the fish from Making Memories Dilly Dally paper, the smallest ones at 1" then one at 2" and one at 3". However, if you look at the shapes available for The Great Outdoors, you'll notice this fish is in a square box in the original design.

I didn't want the box part, and I knew after a test run that the Slice cuts the fish first and then the box. This made it easy to lift the Slice off the cutting mat once the fish was cut out, and not include the box in my cut. It's always worth noticing what your Slice is up to while it's cutting, and sometimes it's really useful to be able to adapt the shapes in this way.

Happy cutting, fellow Slicers! Don't forget to become a fan of the Slice Facebook page for more tips and project ideas.

~ Caroline ~