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  • APRIL 2019 CHALLENGE | TECHNIQUE

    Welcome to April, and to this month's TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE!

    For this challenge, I want you to focus on using cut-outs on your layouts. You must create a layout or project using at least 3 cut-outs. ***NOTE*** you cannot use a template that uses cut-outs in order to 'create' your cut-outs... you must create your own! There are many ways to make cut-outs in various software programs. We even have a Tutorial Tuesday article you can refer to here: Creating A Cut-Out. It does not matter which method you chose, as long as there are the required 3 cut-outs. Fun huh!?


    For my layout, I used stickers from a kit & added an inner shadow to create my cut-outs. I also added a small bevel to the edges. Here's a look...
    [ credits -- Kit: Frivolity by Anita Designs ]



    And for the fine print:
    • Your creation must be a new project (digital or hybrid layout) with at least 3 cut-outs. You are more than welcome to post how you made your cut-out effect, but not required.
    • Your creation must be made using 100% TDP products, and must be loaded into the gallery no later than 11:59 pm ET on April 30, 2019.
    • Once you've loaded your project image in the CHALLENGE GALLERY, please leave a comment in this thread and link us back to your project in the gallery.
    • Once you've posted your project here in this thread ... copy the URL to that post and add it to the APRIL 2019 TRACKING THREAD.
    • Have fun!
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    Last edited by Laura Passage; 04-01-2019, 02:06 PM.

  • #2
    great challenge, thank you

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    • #3
      When I was cruising through the shop, I saw this paper with the frames on it and figured it'd be perfect for this challenge. I opted for the destructive method of making the cut-outs (tediously made a perfectly sized square and positioned it exactly where I wanted it, selected it (marching ants) and then hid the selected area with a layer mask. (Actually, I made and positioned three squares, and the merged them into one layer before selecting.)

      Totally unrelated to the this technique I also used the overlays from the Photoshop Templates that coordinate with the papers and elements to 'dress up' the individual frames on the background paper. I share this because it's another way to use the contents of an element pack that folks may not have considered.

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      • AmieN1
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        SO perfect! I love the mix of cut out frames with that paper! Thanks for playing along Carrie!

    • #4
      Here's mine:

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      • AmieN1
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        Beautiful! I love your take on the cut outs! Thanks for playing along!

    • #5

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      • AmieN1
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        Love it! Your background paper in your cutouts is like little arrows pointing out that gorgeous photo! Thanks for playing!

    • #6
      Thanks for this fun challenge


      Proudly creating for Anita Designs - Designed by Irma - Dunia Designs - MEG Designs and Monthly Chronicles

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      • AmieN1
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        Gorgeous Anne! Thanks for playing along!

      • Anne PC
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        Thank you AmieN1

    • #7
      Here is mine


      Last edited by Jheri; 04-11-2019, 07:39 AM.
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      • AmieN1
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        Your layout is gorgeous Jheri! I see what you're saying now! Thanks for playing along!
        Last edited by AmieN1; 04-11-2019, 12:40 PM.

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      • AmieN1
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        Perfect! I love the random rectangles & your fun photos! Thanks for playing!

    • #9
      Amie, I love the idea of the shadow to get the look!

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      • #10
        Here is mine.

        http://
        Last edited by lm44west; 04-28-2019, 06:06 PM.


        Mary

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        • AmieN1
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          Perfect! Thanks for playing along!

      • #11
        Originally posted by AmieN1 View Post
        Welcome to April, and to this month's TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE!

        For this challenge, I want you to focus on using cut-outs on your layouts. You must create a layout or project using at least 3 cut-outs. ***NOTE*** you cannot use a template that uses cut-outs in order to 'create' your cut-outs... you must create your own! There are many ways to make cut-outs in various software programs. We even have a Tutorial Tuesday article you can refer to here: Creating A Cut-Out. It does not matter which method you chose, as long as there are the required 3 cut-outs. Fun huh!?


        For my layout, I used stickers from a kit & added an inner shadow to create my cut-outs. I also added a small bevel to the edges. Here's a look...
        [ credits -- Kit: Frivolity by Anita Designs ]



        And for the fine print:
        • Your creation must be a new project (digital or hybrid layout) with at least 3 cut-outs. You are more than welcome to post how you made your cut-out effect, but not required.
        • Your creation must be made using 100% TDP products, and must be loaded into the gallery no later than 11:59 pm ET on April 30, 2019.
        • Once you've loaded your project image in the CHALLENGE GALLERY, please leave a comment in this thread and link us back to your project in the gallery.
        • Once you've posted your project here in this thread ... copy the URL to that post and add it to the APRIL 2019 TRACKING THREAD.
        • Have fun!
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        ANy steps on how to get cut out shapes like you've done, the fancy border and around the flowers is awesome.

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        • AmieN1
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          HI! So in the linked tutorial (http://www.thedigitalpress.co/tutori...ing-a-cut-out/) I used the 1st method. I applied an inner shadow & a small bevel. The border & flower sticker I used already had the sticker border around it- I just applied the above style to make it look cut out. hope that helps!

      • #12
        great challenge

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        • AmieN1
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          SO great Sylvia! I LOVE the quotation marks!
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