Disguising an Oops

6:00 AM

I have a love hate relationship with my Silhouette Cameo. Despite my best efforts, I don't always get a clean cut. I've ruined more papers than I can count! I had an image in my mind of a layout I wanted to do using this cut file from The Cut Shoppe. My Cameo blade was on it's way out and I had ordered a new one, but didn't want to wait for it to get here before I created my layout. I decided to take a chance and cut the file from a piece of patterned paper that I only had 1 of. Of course, my Cameo did a TERRIBLE cut. It was all raggedy and didn't cut all the way through in some places. It took a solid 20 minutes to get it off my mat, and I was left with tons of tears and ragged edges. I didn't want to waste that sheet, so I decided to work with it. In the end, I think I was able to disguise it enough and save the day!

First, here is the layout:

You totally can't tell how poorly my Silhouette cut out the file! In order to disguese that hot little mess, I splattered the heck out of it with thick, white acrylic paint. Then, I added some mist in a coordinating color on top of it! I lifted some of the edges up for dimension, so the ripped circles didn't stand out too much. Instead, I think it looks like I'm intentionally going for a distressed look!

See? It's "distressed". If any one asks, I meant to do that. So, long story short: Just go with it :)

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  1. This is gorgeous, Allie! I've had many a Cameo mishaps myself...it's so frustrating! I feel your pain! But you disguised it beautifully....I can't tell it gave you trouble at all. I just LOVE your style!

  2. Great fix Allie! I would never have know there were any rough edges, without seeing the close up!! And your layout looks so awesome! Love the colors!!

  3. I feel you pain, but it looks great!



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