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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mosaic layout directions

Several people have asked how I made my mosaic layout so here are the directions.

The first thing I did was to cut the base out of a heavy cardstock. I do not use this on my final layout so the color doesn't matter. (you can find this on tab #1 of my cut file)

Next, I taped my grid onto my background paper.




The next thing to do was to cut my photos. I was way to lazy to do this by hand so I made a cut file for this too. My photos were not true 4x6 so this did affect the final outcome. (tab #2 of my cut file)



This is what my photos looked liked after I cut them out. Do not remove from cutting mat yet!



I removed one photo at a time. I placed the pieces upside down on my work space in the same order that I took them off. I ran adhesive on the back off all the pieces. I then applied them to my background paper inside the grid squares.

I proceeded to do this with all of the photos.

I cut embellishment boxes to fill in my empty spaces. (tab #3 on my cut file)



Carefully remove the grid from your background paper. Apply any and all embellishments.




That's it. They are not really hard to make just time consuming. I wouldn't recommend making one when you are tired.

If you make one, please email me a picture or leave me a link in your comment. I would love to see your work!

Mosaic - ds cut file


4 comments:

  1. This is amazing Katie!! I love it!! I will download the file, but only have the smaller Cricut. Still, I might be able to do something on a smaller scale one day!

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  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

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  3. Great idea. Cannot wait to try it out. Thanks for the hard work creating and sharing the file.

    Gwen DeBok

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